The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), first introduced in 1995, is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training, incorporating the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework, with the purpose to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training and schools. For further information go to: http://www.aqf.edu.au/ and download 'AQF 2nd Edition'.
In 2007, Veronika Basa, the founder of Basa Education and Counselling Services (BECS), designed and developed, in consultation with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and their respective members (69828) Certificate IV in Counselling Supervision (2007-2010). The delivery of this course was offered in partnership with Results Training Australia, a Registered Training Organization (RTO #60098).
Three years later, Veronika successfully upgraded the (69828) Certificate IV in Counselling Supervision to AQF Level 8 - the (69795) Graduate Diploma of Counselling Supervision (2010 - 2015), in consultation with the Australian Councelling Association (ACA) and the students from the (69828) Certificate IV in Counselling Supervision (members from ACA, FVC, PACFA, CAPAV, APS, and PCA Tasmania) (2010-2015). The (69795) Graduate Diploma of Counselling Supervision was delivered in partnership with TLC Training Solutions P/L (RTO #31970).
The (69795) Graduate Diploma of Counselling Supervision program embraced an integrative approach to supervision. The course design is structured on generic knowledge, skills and attributes of a supervisor from the research of Borders & Leddick (1988), Feltham & Dryden (2004), Carroll (2007), Holloway (1995), Ladany & Bradley, Inskipp & Proctor (1993), Bernard & Goodyear (1198, 2003, 2008), Hawkins & Shohet (2007), Pelling, Barletta & Armstrong (2009), Stoltenberg. McNeil, & Delworth (1998), Falender, C.A., & Shafranske, E.P., (2004), etc.
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