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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Counselling counts. Support, care and restore.

Start Date

Rolling Enrolment

Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Online

Units

17

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Next Start Date

Rolling Enrolment

Course Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Online

Practical Assessments

Practical Assessments Required

Pre-Requisites

N/A

There is a growing need for people who can offer support services to adults and teenagers who need support and guidance. If you are inspired to help people lead a happier life to reach their full potential, the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling can be your first step to a fulling career as a Counsellor.

Why TrainSmart?

Course Overview

Study the Diploma of Counselling

“The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling at TrainSmart Australia is one of the most comprehensive counselling courses in Australia – offering students numerous learning resources and trainer support to enrich their knowledge and skills as a counsellor.” – John Littler

Studying the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will  equip you with knowledge and understanding to provide professional help as a counsellor, to diverse groups and individuals. The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course can lead you to work in a variety of settings providing counselling services to others.

In the TrainSmart Australia CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course you will receive  up-to-date training, learning how to recognise and respond to crisis  situations, develop and facilitate positive counselling relationships, apply core counselling methodologies to assist clients, and much more.

By achieving this qualification, you may work with clients in various settings including mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, and parenting and relationships.

Is the Diploma of Counselling for you?

Do you find that…

  • People can relax and be at ease being around you
  • People trust you and open-up to you
  • You are self-aware and can identify your own psychological needs and desires
  • You help people show that their shame and trauma, despite difficult, has developed them into a positive person today
  • You can grieve and laugh with family members and close friends
  • You can understand people from all walks of life
  • You have a passion to learn about philosophy (the meaning of life) and psychology (how people think)

Then studying the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling may lead you towards a rewarding and fulling career path.

What will you learn in the Diploma of Counselling?

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course covers a range of content including; Counselling Relationships, Counselling Theories, Interviewing Skills, Cultural Safety, Respond to Crises, Case Management, Grief Support, Domestic Violence and more.

Core Counselling Skillsets You’ll Gain

  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding why people react the way they do
  • Questioning – Asking the ‘right’ questions to understand people and the core of the issue
  • Active Listening- Listening to others, what’s being said and how it’s being said
  • Critical Thinking – Identifying central issues and different ways to solve a problem
  • Active Learning – Being able to use what you’ve learned to solve both current and future problems
  • Building Rapport – Forming connections by talking to others in an empathic, fully engaged manner

How will you study the Diploma of Counselling?

Studying the Diploma of Counselling online you will be able to engage with our team of Health and Community Services Trainers for. Our trainers will give you 1 to 1 support throughout the duration of this Diploma of Counselling course to help you understand the course content, give valuable feedback on your theoretical and practical assessments and help you towards realising and achieving your career pathway goals.

All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

To study this course online, we will give you access to our online learning management system, Moodle, to access all your course material and assessments. In Moodle, you’ll be able to have multiple attempts to submit your assessments and receive trainer feedback.

Not that computer savvy? That’s okay! We offer a short induction course to help you get started in Moodle to access your Diploma of Counselling course material and give you helpful pointers in submitting assessments. Our friendly IT support team and trainers will also be able assist you with any technical issues that arise.

How long is the Diploma of Counselling?

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

entry Requirements

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.

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Purpose Counselling Studio

TrainSmart Australia students also have access to our Purpose Counselling Studio, which is a state-of-the-art counselling clinic located at 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.

The studio provides our students with a safe environment to demonstrate practical counselling skills within a simulated environment. Our studio is also equipped with videoconferencing equipment to support E-counselling sessions for trainee counsellors.

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling.

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is broken up into the following Modules.

Counselling Module 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Work ethically and legally

CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured approach to counselling to determine, establish and confirm the nature of the counsellor client relationship according to the agency’s counselling model. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Apply Specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSL002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced and specialised communication skills in the client-counsellor relationship. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Select and use counselling therapies

CHCCSL006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use different counselling therapies to meet client needs. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues, within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Facilitate the Counselling relationship and process

CHCCSL003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support clients to identify and work though concerns, and to manage the overall counselling process to its conclusion. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Counselling Module 2

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Research and apply personality and development theories

CHCCSL004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research key concepts and constructs of theories of personality and human development, and link those to counselling practice. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Apply learning theories in counselling

CHCCSL005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply theory underpinning behaviourism and social learning to formulate and monitor a program for behaviour change in a counselling context. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Support clients in the decision making process

CHCCSL007

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to clarify their goals, explore options and develop a course of action. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues, within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Counselling Module 3

Provide Grief and loss support

CHCCCS017

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services and health contexts.

Recognise and Respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Implement trauma Informed Care

CHCMHS013

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCCSM005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision. Workers at this level work autonomously and are responsible for own outputs within organisation guidelines. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

Job Outcomes

Diploma of Counselling Career Opportunities

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling qualification can lead to opportunities with job titles including;

  • Community Services Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Welfare Worker

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Payment Options

Standard Rate

$15,750

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $15,750. Your fee payment options are:

  • Upfront payment
  • VET Student Loans – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

Find out what your repayments may be by using our VET Student Loans Repayments Calculator

*VET Student Loans are subject to students meeting eligibility requirements. VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth.

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
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Units of competency
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling.

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is broken up into the following Modules;

Counselling Module 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCLEG001 Work ethically and legally

CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL002 Apply Specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies

CHCCSL003 Facilitate the Counselling relationship and process

Counselling Module 2

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories

CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling

CHCCSL007 Support clients in the decision making process

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Counselling Module 3

CHCCCS017 Provide Grief and loss support

CHCCCS019 Recognise and Respond to crisis situations

CHCMHS013 Implement trauma Informed Care

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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