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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Counselling counts. Support, care and restore.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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 CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling 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.


Perth Campus (JaSWA) OR

Delivery method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)


5 Mobile Workshops Required

Workshop Locations

QLD - Salisbury

NSW - Seven Hills

WA - Perth CBD

VIC - Burwood

SA - St Mary's

ACT, NT, TAS - via. Video Conference

Pre Requisite(s)


course duration

12 months

course cost


Course Start Date


Government Subsidy Fees

Non-Concession - $5,415

Concession - No Concession Available


If you would enjoy helping adults and teenagers work through troubles and helping them fulfill a better life, this course will be perfect for you!

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.

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.

Learning is online or face-to-face over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle.

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘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) that can be verified 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.

The CHC51015 Diploma of 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.

Payment options & subsidies

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

Up front payment

VET Student Loans– Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
Interest free payment plan – No deposit, no interest payment plans.
Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
Jobs and Skills WA (Perth Only) – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

JSWA funded course

If you are a permanent resident or an Australian citizen living in Western Australia, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling are; *

With a concession card – No Concession Available
Without a concession card – $5,415

For detailed information, please see our attached brochure or visit our Jobs and Skills WA Information Page here.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

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, government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517

Are you ready to start your new career with a CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling? Contact us today and speak with one of our friendly Career Advisors!


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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Module 1: Introduction to Counselling
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling
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Module 2: Case Management
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL004  Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
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Module 3: Specialised Counselling
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision making processes
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