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Study with us.

  • Gain confidence in communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills
  • Draw on varied counselling therapies to 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 study options
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification that’s respected by the industry.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015 Diploma of
Counselling

Discover how to engage with and support people in need through 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 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.

Course Overview
Course Structure
Study & Assessment

Overview

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:

  • Youth Worker
  • School Counselling
  • Pastoral Care
  • Family Support
  • Disability Respite

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.

You’ll 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

See the Subjects tab for the full list of units of competency.

Accreditation

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

International Institute for Complimentary Therapists Recognised Supplier

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.

Subject list for CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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
Stage One  
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
Stage Two
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
Stage Three
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

 

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

Discover how to engage with and support people in need through 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 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.

Course Overview Course Overview

Overview

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:

  • Youth Worker
  • School Counselling
  • Pastoral Care
  • Family Support
  • Disability Respite

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.

You’ll 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

See the Subjects tab for the full list of units of competency.

Accreditation

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

International Institute for Complimentary Therapists Recognised Supplier

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.

Course Structure Course Structure

Subject list for CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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
Stage One  
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
Stage Two
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
Stage Three
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

 

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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