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Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

Counselling counts. Support, care and restore

There’s a growing demand for people who can offer support services to adults and teenagers who may need guidance and support to lead a more fulfilling, happier life so they can reach their full potential. Counselling is a very rewarding career and extremely satisfying.

The Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to provide professional help to diverse groups and individuals and make a real difference to someone’s life.

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What you will learn

You will learn skills and techniques which you can implement in a career that offers support to people from varied backgrounds. Subjects include responding to crisis situations, developing and facilitating a counselling relationship, working with diverse people and helping those who have suffered from grief or trauma.

How you will study

Learning is online over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. You will be expected to complete practical activities through attending mobile workshops and in the workplace. TrainSmart Australia will give you advance notice so you can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to participate in these workshops.

Assessments are by way of written assignments and have a practical component. You will receive dedicated trainer team support throughout your studies.

What are your career options with a Diploma of Counselling ?

This counselling course enables you to work in a variety of settings providing counselling services to others. You can also find employment in community or family support organisations and within government support services.

Student entry requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a students’ ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:-

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 Certificate or
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

In addition to the above entry requirements, the College will consider whether the student applying to enrol demonstrates the capacity to meet the demands of their chosen course. Student academic suitability is determined through a one to one career counselling session. The student will be advised whether he or she is considered to be academically suited, or alternative study pathways may be offered.

Cost of this course

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $10,300. Your fee payment options are:

  • 24 month interest-free payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months.
  • VET Study Loan – Australian Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
  • Jobs & Skills WA (Perth) For residents of Western Australia government subsidies may apply.  For detailed information about our counselling diploma in Perth, please refer to the attached brochure. Download the brochure from the top right hand side of this page – JSWA WA residents only.  

VET Student Loan is available

VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan program available to Australian citizens. For this CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling online course, you can take out a VET Student Loan which you will pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold. You will study 17 units as listed below.


Complimentary services and career guidance

Membership of the TrainSmart Australia student portal in which you will receive updates on class status, new facilities, promotions and social media updates.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us including VET Student Loans (formerly VET FEE-HELP), government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517


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