Careers Australia

Social Services

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Course Overview CHC51015

Diploma of Counselling

The Diploma of Counselling can equip you with the skills to develop workplace strategies and resolve client issues.

You can learn to recognise the importance of a client-centred approach to helping others, and broaden your understanding of the theories that underpin the counselling process.

This qualification covers the use of communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draws on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in support roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. 

Modes of Delivery

Availablity of delivery on this course:

Online
FlexLearn
Campus
Workplace
International

Course Cost & Funding

VET Student Loan available: $10,000

This is amount the government will loan you for this qualification under the VET Student Loan Scheme (more information below).

Student Scholarship available: $3,000 

Careers Australia offers a range of scholarships for select Diploma courses, see our website for more details.

Student Contribution: $4,990

This is the amount remaining after a loan and scholarship has been approved for this qualification. 

Eligibility criteria apply.

Maximum course fee: $17,990

This training is delivered with the support of the VET Student Loan Scheme. A VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay part of their tuition fees for higher-level VET courses.

Students are required to repay this loan through the taxation system. Further information is available on our website under Funding & Loans.

Accreditation

Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (22479) CRICOS Number: 03224D

Duration

10 months

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students be aged at least 16 or have completed year 12.

Course Details
  • What is FlexLearn?

    Imagine being able to build your career on your own terms – studying how you want, when you want, with no hurdles. At Careers Australia, we’ve made this a reality with our flexible study solution, FlexLearn.

    Whether it’s time, technology or study load, you can now eliminate the roadblocks. FlexLearn is a study solution that combines the flexibility of online study with face-to-face support and campus facilities, when you need them. With your trainer checking on your progress and available to help you with your questions, there will be little holding you back.

    Available Locations:

    bowen hills | caboolture | hindmarsh | parramatta | perth | salisbury | southport | townsville | melbourne |

  • What is Online delivery?

    Our online learning portal gives students the capacity to study wherever and whenever, with full access to tutorials, discussion forums, student support and assessment materials; all that’s required is a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Course Units
Stage 1

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCCOM003

Develop workplace communication strategies

CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL002

Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Stage 2

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCCSL003

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCMHS011

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCCSL007

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Stage 3

CHCCSL004

Research and apply personality and development theories

CHCCSL005

Apply learning theories in counselling

CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCSL006

Select and use counselling therapies

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice