Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015 Diploma of CounsellingCourse Code: CHC51015Diploma of Counselling

If you have a passion to help others to live more calm and fulfilling lives, a Diploma of Counselling will lead you to your ideal career. Learn to use advanced communication skills to relate to others in a professional, caring way, and help them work through their own problems and issues by acting as a non-judgemental guide. Turn your natural strengths of communication and compassion into a career with a Diploma of Counselling.

  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

    Classroom / Distance/Correspondence / Online / Work-based
  • Duration

    12 months.
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by our Registered Training Organisation Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.

Course Requirements

To achieve the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling a total of 17 units of competency must be completed; thirteen (13) core units of competency and four (4) electives.

Qualification Pathway

After achieving this qualification, you may choose to pursue one of the following Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling
  • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling it is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
  • The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
  • The application of relevant technical and other skills.

Student Selection Process

The selection process is designed to ensure that students or trainees are enrolled in the qualification that best meets their needs.

Selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students/trainees will be offered places in the program including;

  • The student or trainee needs and desired outcomes
  • The ability and commitment of the student or trainee to complete the course;
  • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
  • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

Students or trainees not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Counsellor


Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL002Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL003Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL007Support counselling clients in the decision-making process
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCSL006Select and use counselling therapies
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCCSM005Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSL004Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCSL005Apply learning theories in counselling


Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCCCS017Provide loss and grief support
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCAOD008Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues
CHCFAM003Support people to improve relationships


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