Do you have a passion for supporting and listening to others? If you want to make a difference in the community, the Diploma of Counselling course will provide you with a high level of training in interpersonal communication skills, counselling techniques and the required knowledge you will need to undertake work with a diverse range of clients in the community services industry.
Pursue a career in an industry that supports clients to make positive changes in their lives.
Find out more about this rewarding Counselling course in the tabs below.
You will learn how to work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. You will use communication, micro-counselling and interview skills and draw on various counselling therapies to assist clients.
Successful graduates are employable in positions such as:
Working in the community services industry, you will work in a variety of areas with diverse clients. This interactive and supportive course offers specialisations that will guide you through some strategies when working with clients. Together with practical application, it will provide you with valuable real-life industry experience where you can build upon the skills and knowledge learnt throughout the course.
The diploma also provides transferable skills that will further strengthen work performance for those in human resources, education and community services. For those who want to specialise in counselling and psychotherapy, this course is an excellent pathway to Higher Education.
See the Subjects tab for the full list of units of competency.
This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
Australis College is also an approved provider of counselling training by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.
Students can contact a trainer seven days a week, as well as after hours.
Investment & Payment Options
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
How do I Enrol?
There are 17 units of competency in this Counselling qualification that are delivered in three stages. Students will be supported throughout the course program via one-on-one trainer support, online eLearning, live and recorded web-tutorials, live chats and forums which are aimed at helping individual learner needs. Australis College will integrate the activities, bringing together some units that reflect real industry outcomes and processes.
To obtain this qualification, you must complete the following 17 units of competency:
|Unit of Competency||Unit of Competency Code|
|Establish and confirm the counselling relationship||CHCCSL001|
|Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills||CHCCSL002|
|Facilitate the counselling relationship and process||CHCCSL003|
|Assess co-existing needs||CHCCCS004|
|Work legally and ethically||CHCLEG001|
|Work with diverse people||CHCDIV001|
|Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||CHCDIV002|
|Work with people with mental health issues||CHCMHS001|
|Research and apply personality and development theories||CHCCSL004|
|Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management||CHCCSM005|
|Apply learning theories in counselling||CHCCSL005|
|Select and use counselling therapies||CHCCSL006|
|Provide loss and grief support||CHCCCS017|
|Recognise and respond to crisis situations||CHCCCS019|
|Support counselling clients in decision-making processes||CHCCSL007|
|Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes||CHCMGT005|
|Reflect on and improve professional practice||CHCPRP003|