CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Discover how to engage with and support people in need through the CHC51015 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 CHC51015 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

Support the vulnerable and help make a difference by completing the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling.

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.

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.

You will 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

Career Opportunities

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

Industry Accreditation

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.

University Articulation

Australis has partnered with Griffith University to create an articulation agreement for credit in the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (40 CP) and Bachelor of Counselling (30 CP).

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to Griffith University standards.

Australis has partnered with CQUniversity to create an articulation agreement for credit in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (7Units).

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to CQUniversity standards.

Australis has partnered with USQ to create an articulation agreement for credit in the Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) (8 units).

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to USQ standards.

How do I Enrol?

Our enrolment process is easy! You can enrol any time and start studying shortly after enrolment. To enrol:

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and complete the enrolment or Subscription process with you, or
  • Online full course enrolment by filling out our Application Form, or
  • For subscription, Subscribe now to gain immediate access.
  • For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment. Depending on your circumstances you may also be required to supply copies of previous qualifications, Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Please find more information regarding VSL enrolments please refer to Student Entry Procedure for VET Student Loans.

Entry Requirements

There are no general entry requirements to enrol in this course.

Course Accreditation

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Professional Development

This course can be undertaken by subscribing to the Australis Community Services Subscription Program for Professional Development purposes in which case you simply learn the course materials, however, do not complete the assessments.

Delivery & Support

This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.

The program is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.

Course Duration

Your initial enrolment provides access to the course for 18 months.

Your actual completion time will vary depending on how much time you commit to your study and what knowledge you already have. If you require longer than 18 months you can apply to re-enrol in the subjects you did not complete via our unique monthly Rolling Re-enrolment option (additional fees apply).

There is no set duration for students who access the course via Subscription/Per Subject.

Tuition Fee & Payment Options

The course fee depends on which option you choose from below:

Option 1: Subscription/Per Subject

Pay a low monthly fee to access ALL our Community courses. This fee, which you can cancel anytime, is either:

  • $16+gst per month for ‘Content Only’ or
  • $46+gst per month for ‘Content + Support‘.

You then simply pay a per subject assessment fee when you submit assessments. Your total course cost is, therefore, the subscription cost (for however long you subscribe) plus the assessment cost (for whichever subjects you actually submit). Subject assessment fees are listed here.

Click here to SUBSCRIBE now or for more information either click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 2: Full Fee

$9,450 payable via the following options:

1 – Monthly Payment Plan with Australis College

An interest-free payment plan of $525 per month for 18 months = $9,450. Click here to find out more about Payment Plans.

2 – VET Student Loan from the Commonwealth Government

$9,450 tuition + 20% Government loan fee = $11,340. This course is available under the VET Student Loans scheme effective from 1st January 2017, therefore is subject to eligibility and entry criteria. VET Student Loans are not approved for students that do not meet eligibility requirements. VET Student Loans result in a VETSL debt, are a loan from the Australian Government and continues to be a debt until repaid to the Commonwealth.

3 – Private Student Loan from ‘Study Loans’

Study Loans will progressively loan you the $9,450 tuition fee. This loan, plus interest, needs to be repaid over a maximum 4-year term. Click here to find out more about Study Loans.

For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

Assessment Only / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work and life experiences are valuable. So valuable, in fact, they may reduce the time and cost for you to attain a qualification.

If you have existing skills and knowledge you may be able to undertake Assessment Only for some or all of the subjects. This means you just do the assessments for those subjects without any study. Subject assessment fees are listed here.

For more information about Assessment Only call 1300 887 991 to speak with our Course Consultants.

Course Brochure

In addition to the information above, you can learn more about the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling by downloading a brochure, which is available here.