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Take the first step towards a rewarding career in counselling. The Diploma of Counselling will give you skills you can use in your existing role to support people through difficult situations.

Counselling skills can be useful in many types of positions where you need to deal with others in a professional and caring way. Studying to become a counsellor is an interesting and fulfilling way of giving back to a community or working environment.

This qualification can also be useful for existing workers who wish to develop complimentary skills for their workplace, such as those in human resources, massage therapy, teaching or nursing.

Career Pathways

Occupational titles/roles may include:

  • Counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • Problem gambling worker
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Social and support worker
  • Therapist

Course Details

Timeframe

18 months full time equivalent.

Course Materials

All course materials provided.

Attendance

Full-time.

Required

Access to internet and email.

Delivery Method

17-19 face-to-face workshops.

Assessment

Assignments and workplace assessments.

Pre-requisites

To gain entry into this diploma it is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving the:

  • Self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
  • Exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
  • Application of relevant technical and other skills

Student Support

Expert trainer, dedicated Training Coordinator (email/phone support), online tutorials and study workshops, and mentor program.

Units of Study

There are 17 units to be completed in this community services qualification - 14 core and three (3) elective units in accordance with the packaging rules.

Core

  • CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • CHCCS514B Recognise and respond to individuals at risk
  • CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework
  • CHCCSL502A Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • CHCCSL503B Facilitate the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL504A Apply personality and development theories
  • CHCCSL505A Apply learning theories in counselling
  • CHCCSL506A Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues (Note pre-requisite CHCCSL502A)
  • CHCCSL507B Support clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCCSL508B Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice
  • CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills (Note pre-requisites CHCCSL501A, CHCCSL503B, CHCCSL507B)
  • CHCCSL512A Determine suitability of client for counselling services
  • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Electives

  • CHCFAM417B Identify and use strengths-based practice
  • CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach
  • CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCCS403C Provide brief intervention
  • CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

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