During this course, you will learn how to support individuals throughout the counselling process using established counselling modalities. It will also give you the skills necessary to use communication, micro-counseling, and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. Upon completion of the Diploma of Counselling, you will be job-ready and fully qualified for a career as a professional counsellor.
Our CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling has been designed in consultation with experts in the industry to make sure your learning is comprehensive and applicable to current industry best practice. We provide a practical approach to this qualification providing real-life learning outcomes and job-ready skills. With the demand for counsellors on the rise, there has never been a better time for you to build your career in this sector.
Total number of units = 17 (13 core units, 4 elective units)
|Unit Code||Unit Title|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process|
|CHCCSL004||Research and apply personality and development theories|
|CHCCSL005||Apply learning theories in counselling|
|CHCCSL006||Select and use counselling therapies|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
Enrolment in the program is for a maximum of 24 months. Students must aim to complete modules by the nominated completion date and as a minimum must demonstrate ongoing progression towards completion. Extension for assessment may be awarded at the trainer’s discretion.
We take a practical approach to this qualification allowing participants to gain hands-on practice in counselling clients. Students undertaking this course will be required to demonstrate their ability to conduct counselling sessions as part of their assessments through a number of guided simulations. As a trainee Counsellor you will require access to individuals (friends or family members) to support your program by participating as the client in simulated counselling sessions. Each simulation will need to be recorded and submitted as part of your assessment.
A computer or tablet with a reliable internet connection to access online learning resources.
An active email account, A computer with up-to-date software, including a program that can open and edit Word and PDF documents (this does not have to be Microsoft
Office) The ability to play, record, upload and download data and files including video files
This course is delivered via our online learning system You do not need to come to class, however, you will need to keep in contact with your Educator and attend phone and/or web meetings to complete some of the practical components of your course.
Online learning allows you the flexibility of completing your course at your own pace, at times to suit work and other life commitments. You can work on your course at anytime, anywhere supported by your industry experienced Educator via telephone and email communication no matter where you are.
Distance learning allows you to have the same amount of convenience and flexibility as online or blended learning. The only difference is that instead of studying online, you will be studying via workbooks. Distance learning is perfect for students that prefer to have hard copy resources. Participants wishing to complete their qualification via distance instead of online will incur additional material and postage fees up to the value of $25.00 per unit.
If you have lots of experience and skills but no formal qualification you might want to consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL is a process whereby you demonstrate that you currently have the required skills and knowledge for particular units/qualifications within the industry that you are experienced. RPL focuses on your life and work experiences and how they meet the criteria of the national qualifications to find out more about RPL contact us and one of our course advisors will contact you to discuss the RPL process.
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Completion of this program results in a Nationally Recognised Qualification, complying with the AQF standard and ASQA standards for Registered Training Organisations and is offered by the MumsInc; a division of Grow Training Group, RTO Provider 45109