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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Hong Kong Term 1 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Term 3 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 1 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 3 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nicky Jacobs (Off-shore Singapore, Off-shore Hong Kong); Dr Brett Furlonger (On/Off-campus, Clayton)


The unit will introduce the principles of construction, administration and interpretation of measures of assessment relevant to counsellors. Formal and informal assessment measures will be looked at and some practical experience in their administration will be gained.


The objectives of this unit are:

  • to gain an understanding of the principles of test construction;
  • to understand the differences between standardised tests and informal inventories and their various uses;
  • to gain experience in the administration and interpretation of measures of self-esteem, non-verbal intelligence, career development and special ability tests.


Assessment Plan 4000 words (50%)
Assessment Report 4000 words (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brett Furlonger

Contact hours

3 hours per week