1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
% = any matching topic, eg BIOL1% includes BIOL1101, BIOL1102 etc
1 Admission into GCESE-Graduate Certificate in Education (Special Education)
1a Admission into GCEWS-Graduate Certificate in Education
1b Admission into BSE-Bachelor of Special Education
1c Admission into GCEWM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1d Admission into MED%
2 Admission into GCEDDL-Graduate Certificate in Educational Design and Digital Learning
2a Admission into GCEREA-Graduate Certificate in Educational Research Evaluation and Assessment
2b Admission into GCIED-Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education
2c Admission into GCCPEP-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
2d Admission into GCLE-Graduate Certificate in Languages Education
2e Admission into GCLED-Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education
2f Admission into GCWPMHE-Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
2g Admission into GCHE-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
2h Admission into GCIBE-Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education
2i Admission into GCECE-Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education
2j Admission into GCGE-Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education
2k Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
2l Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
2m Admission into MISE-Master of Inclusive and Specialised Education
2n Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
3 Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
3a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3b Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3c Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3d Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3e Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
4 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e or 2f or 2g or 2h or 2i or 2j or 2k or 2l or 2m or 2n)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c or 3d or 3e) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
EDSP9027 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic will provide students with an understanding of the processes of consultation and counselling within the context of the education of children with special needs. It will also help students acquire the skills necessary for developing effective helping relationships with a particular focus on a collaborative approach to the exploration and resolution of educational questions with teachers, administrators, children and their families.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • examine the techniques, practices and skills essential to effective collaborative consultation within the context of the education of children with special needs

  • provide an overview of and evaluate models of collaborative consultation
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • describe the role of collaborative consultation in the provision of special education services

  • identify the strengths and weaknesses of models of collaborative consultation

  • identify factors that can affect the outcomes of the collaborative consultation process

  • discuss important considerations related to collaboration with school personnel, other professionals, paraeducators and families