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  • Gain confidence in communication, micro-counselling and also interviewing skills.
  • Draw on a variety of counselling therapies so you can enhance the lives of a diverse range of clients.
  • Work with clients to address and conquer their personal and psychological issues.
  • Study to suit your lifestyle with our flexible and practical study options.
  • Gain a nationally recognised counselling qualification that’s respected by industry.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015 Diploma of
Counselling

Discover how to engage with and support people in need through the Diploma of Counselling.

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 also 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 and makes positive changes in their lives.

Find out more about this rewarding Counselling course in the tabs below.

Course Overview
Course Structure
Study & Assessment

Overview – CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

While completing the Diploma of Counselling, you will learn how to work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling methods. You will also use communication, micro-counselling and interview skills and draw on various counselling therapy techniques to assist clients.

Working in the community services industry, you will work in a variety of areas and also with a diverse range of clients.

This interactive and supportive counselling course offers specialisations that will guide you through strategies when working with clients. Together with practical application, it will provide you with valuable real-life industry experience where you can also 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 also an excellent pathway to Higher Education.

In the Diploma of Counselling You’ll also learn to:

  • Apply interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Work with a diverse range of people
  • Select and use counselling therapies and case management
  • Support the client in grief and loss situations
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations appropriately
  • Reflect on and improve professional practice

Counselling Industry Career Outcomes include:

  • School Counsellor
  • Guidance Officer
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Caseworker
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Youth Worker
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • Substance Abuse Worker
  • Disability Respite Worker

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

International Institute for Complimentary Therapists Recognised Supplier

Australis College is an approved provider of counselling training by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

 

Australis College is also recognised by the Australian Community Counselling Association for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. Please refer to the ACCA website for more information regarding the Association, its Services and Membership.

 

 

Subject list for CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

There are 17 units of competency in this Counselling qualification and these are delivered in three stages.

Students will be supported throughout the course via one-on-one Trainer support, eLearning, live and recorded web-tutorials, live chats and also forums which are designed to support individual learner needs.

Australis College also integrates the activities while bringing together some units that reflect real industry outcomes and processes. As a result, to obtain this qualification, you must therefore successfully complete the following 17 units of competency:

Unit of CompetencyUnit of Competency Code
Stage One 
Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipCHCCSL001
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skillsCHCCSL002
Facilitate the counselling relationship and processCHCCSL003
Assess co-existing needsCHCCCS004
Stage Two
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001
Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001
Research and apply personality and development theoriesCHCCSL004
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case managementCHCCSM005
Apply learning theories in counsellingCHCCSL005
Stage Three
Select and use counselling therapiesCHCCSL006
Provide loss and grief supportCHCCCS017
Recognise and respond to crisis situationsCHCCCS019
Support counselling clients in decision-making processesCHCCSL007
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processesCHCMGT005
Reflect on and improve professional practiceCHCPRP003

 

Blended Learning

Blended Learning combines the flexibility of online learning with the practical support of face-to-face (only available for certain courses), or live training via web tutorials, online forums and interactive e-learning.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Get credit for your existing experience. RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) recognises the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences and maps the evidence of these against the criteria for individual units of competency.

Find Out More

Premium Support

Our premium level of support offers you as much or as little support as you require. This gives you the ability to customise your learning journey.

Find Out More

Discover how to engage with and support people in need through the Diploma of Counselling.

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 also 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 and makes positive changes in their lives.

Find out more about this rewarding Counselling course in the tabs below.

Course Overview Course Overview

Overview – CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

While completing the Diploma of Counselling, you will learn how to work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling methods. You will also use communication, micro-counselling and interview skills and draw on various counselling therapy techniques to assist clients.

Working in the community services industry, you will work in a variety of areas and also with a diverse range of clients.

This interactive and supportive counselling course offers specialisations that will guide you through strategies when working with clients. Together with practical application, it will provide you with valuable real-life industry experience where you can also 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 also an excellent pathway to Higher Education.

In the Diploma of Counselling You’ll also learn to:

  • Apply interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Work with a diverse range of people
  • Select and use counselling therapies and case management
  • Support the client in grief and loss situations
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations appropriately
  • Reflect on and improve professional practice

Counselling Industry Career Outcomes include:

  • School Counsellor
  • Guidance Officer
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Caseworker
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Youth Worker
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • Substance Abuse Worker
  • Disability Respite Worker

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

International Institute for Complimentary Therapists Recognised Supplier

Australis College is an approved provider of counselling training by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

 

Australis College is also recognised by the Australian Community Counselling Association for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. Please refer to the ACCA website for more information regarding the Association, its Services and Membership.

 

 

Course Structure Course Structure

Subject list for CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

There are 17 units of competency in this Counselling qualification and these are delivered in three stages.

Students will be supported throughout the course via one-on-one Trainer support, eLearning, live and recorded web-tutorials, live chats and also forums which are designed to support individual learner needs.

Australis College also integrates the activities while bringing together some units that reflect real industry outcomes and processes. As a result, to obtain this qualification, you must therefore successfully complete the following 17 units of competency:

Unit of CompetencyUnit of Competency Code
Stage One 
Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipCHCCSL001
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skillsCHCCSL002
Facilitate the counselling relationship and processCHCCSL003
Assess co-existing needsCHCCCS004
Stage Two
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001
Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001
Research and apply personality and development theoriesCHCCSL004
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case managementCHCCSM005
Apply learning theories in counsellingCHCCSL005
Stage Three
Select and use counselling therapiesCHCCSL006
Provide loss and grief supportCHCCCS017
Recognise and respond to crisis situationsCHCCCS019
Support counselling clients in decision-making processesCHCCSL007
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processesCHCMGT005
Reflect on and improve professional practiceCHCPRP003

 

Study & Assessment Study & Assessment

Blended Learning

Blended Learning combines the flexibility of online learning with the practical support of face-to-face (only available for certain courses), or live training via web tutorials, online forums and interactive e-learning.

Find Out More

Recognition of Prior Learning

Get credit for your existing experience. RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) recognises the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences and maps the evidence of these against the criteria for individual units of competency.

Find Out More

Premium Support

Our premium level of support offers you as much or as little support as you require. This gives you the ability to customise your learning journey.

Find Out More

Follow our easy online application process.

Get Started Now! Get Started Now!

Enter your details and one of our friendly course consultants will be in touch.

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