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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Non-Concession Rate: $1,498.50*

Concession Rate: $444.00*

Trainer Directed Learning

Government Funded

Perth CBD Campus

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Gain skills and knowledge for future job prospects in Australia's growing mental health sector.

Study the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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 learn to:

  • respond to crisis situations 
  • develop and facilitate positive counselling relationships  
  • apply core counselling clients to assist clients
  • interpersonal and interviewing skills
  • provide support to people suffering from mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

By studying with TrainSmart Australia, you’ll be presented with many opportunities to develop and practice your counselling and communication skills before entering the workplace.  

Study the Diploma of Counselling

Study this course with WA Government
Funding.

From the 1st of January, 2020, the Department of Training and Workplace Development through their Jobs and Skills WA program, have reduced the course tuition cost of this course by 97% from the standard cost. 

Course Price

Concession Rate

$444.00*

Non-Concession Rate

$1,498.50*

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as service and resource fees*

Study at our Perth CBD
campus.

17 Units of Competency

Perth CBD Campus

16 Month Course

By studying through the Jobs and Skills WA subsidy you will be required to attend our Perth CBD campus for 1 day, every fortnight.

Our face-to-face classes provide a fun and interactive setting to learn and develop your skills alongside like-minded students. 

TrainSmart Australia students also have access to our Purpose Practical Studio service, to complete practical assessments.

Purpose Practicals 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.

Course Structure

To achieve the CHC5105 Diploma of Counselling at TrainSmart Australia you must successfully complete 17 units of competency.

Module 1: Counselling Essentials

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.
 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support clients to identify and work through 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.

Module 2: Counselling Essentials

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Module 3: Counselling Essentials

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.
 

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.

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 practices to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation. This unit applies to working with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

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.

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.

What jobs can I apply for after achieving this
qualification?

Community Support
Worker

Salary: $65k
1,185 jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Mental Health Worker

Salary: $70k
5, 773 jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Caseworker

Salary: $80k
1,132 jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Why study with TrainSmart Australia?

1. Quality Trainer Support

Learn alongside our professional training team, selected for their wealth of experience and knowledge in their chosen subject areas.

2. Extensive Student Support

Our Trainers and Student Support team are committed to seeing our student's succeed by giving regular support and check-ins to ensure our students progress through this course.

3. Free Career Counseling

All our students have access to free career counselling from our trained career advisers, who’ll guide you in your course selection and work placement according to your background, prior knowledge and career aspirations.

About TrainSmart Australia.

TrainSmart Australia has provided leading education since 2005. All our courses are approved, accredited, and nationally recognised by both the government and relevant industry bodies, which means you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

We pride ourselves on our stellar reputation and commitment to helping our students get their foot in the door of their chosen industry. 

CHC51015
Diploma of Counselling

Government Funding Available

Concession Price: $444.00*
Non-Concession Price: $1,498.50*

Trainer Directed Learning

Perth CBD Campus

Fast Track To Job Opportunities

Study the Diploma of Counselling

Study the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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. 

In the TrainSmart Australia CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course, you will learn to:

  • respond to crisis situations 
  • develop and facilitate positive counselling relationships  
  • apply core counselling clients to assist clients
  • interpersonal and interviewing skills
  • provide support to people suffering from mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

By studying with TrainSmart Australia, you’ll be presented with many opportunities to develop and practice your counselling and communication skills before entering the workplace.  

Study this course with WA Government Funding.

From the 1st of January, 2020, the Department of Training and Workplace Development through their Jobs and Skills WA program, have reduced the course tuition cost of this course by 97% from the standard cost.

 

Course Price

$15,750
  • Concession Rate:

    $444.00*
  • Non-Concession Rate:

    $1,498.50*

17 Units

Perth CBD Campus

16 Month Course

Study at our Perth CBD Campus

By studying through the Jobs and Skills WA subsidy you will be required to attend our Perth CBD campus for 1 day, every fortnight.

Our face-to-face classes provide a fun and interactive setting to learn and develop your skills alongside like-minded students. 

TrainSmart Australia students also have access to our Purpose Practical Studio service, to complete practical assessments.

Purpose Practicals 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.

Course Structure

To achieve the CHC5105 Diploma of Counselling at TrainSmart Australia you must successfully complete 17 units of competency.

Our face-to-face classes are structured to teach you the theoretical components of each unit and also prepare you for your practical assessments.  

Approximately 2-3 weeks are spent in class on each unit. 

Counselling Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment
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
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
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

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

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

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 Essentials Part 2

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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

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

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

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

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

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 Essentials Part 3

Provide Grief and loss support

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

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

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 practices 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

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

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.

What jobs can I apply for after achieving this qualification?

Mental Health Worker

Salary: $70k
5,773 Jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Community Support Worker

Salary: $65k
1,185 Jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Job insights sourced from (SEEK.com)

Why study with TrainSmart Australia?

1. Quality Trainers Support

Learn alongside our professional training team, selected for their wealth of experience and knowledge in their chosen subject areas.

2. Extensive Student Support

Our Trainers and Student Support team are committed to seeing our student's succeed by giving regular support and check-ins to ensure our students progress through this course.

3. Free Career Counselling

All our students have access to free career counselling from our trained career advisers, who’ll guide you in your course selection and work placement according to your background, prior knowledge and career aspirations.

About TrainSmart Australia

TrainSmart has provided leading education since 2005. 

All our courses are approved, accredited, and nationally recognised by both the government and relevant industry bodies, which mean you’ll be ready to hit the ground running. 

We pride ourselves on our stellar reputation and commitment to helping our students get their foot in the door of their chosen industry.

Request Course Information

Complete the form to be contacted by our friendly career advisory team by phone, email and online chat.

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.

More Info

SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd t/a
TrainSmart Australia 
Australian Academy of Allied Health
New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

Level 9 251 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
RTO Code 51771
ABN number 35 116 804 347

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for this government subsidy if you reside in Western Australia, and meet one of the following criteria;

You are an Australian Citizen

You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa

You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457

You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.