The Diploma in Counselling (CHC51712) will give you the qualification you need to work in a wide range of family and communicity positions such as welfare, counselling, child services, families, disabilities and more.
It will help prepare you for a wide range of positions in which counselling skills are an integral part of the job. Students may start their own business as a counsellor or work for others, upon completion students can also undertake further professional development courses to develop a specialisation.
This course can be taken as self paced study either full time over 1 year or part-time over two years.
There are no set intake dates, so students may enrol when it best suits them.
Students will need to have completion of HSC or similar (no ATAR) or be mature aged of 21 years or above.
Who is this course for?
Anyone wanting to work in counselling related fields and with a passion for helping others.
Why choose this course when there are so many others?
- This course is self paced and online
- No need to work to someone else's timetable
- Earn while you learn
- Attractive payment plans
- Compteitive pricing
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CHCCM503C * Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
Roles of the case manager
Process of case management
Conducting case management meetings
Working with other professionals
The client's ethical rights
The counsellor's ethical and legal responsibilities, and
CHCCS514A * Recognise and respond to individuals at risk detailed knowledge of indicators of client's mental health status required to clarify client's suitability for counselling services or need for referral. Students will learn about:
Obtaining information about a client's development status
Obtaining information about a client's mental health status
Clarifying client suitability for the service provided
Checking for risk, and
Responding appropriately to risk
CHCCSL501A * Work within a structured counselling framework
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within the agency's agreed counselling model
CHCCSL502A Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced interpersonal communication skills to facilitate the client-counsellor relationship in a counselling practice
CHCCSL503A * Facilitate the counselling relationship
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to enable clients to identify and work through concerns
CHCCSL504A Apply personality and development theories
Analyse various concepts within personality and development theory
Apply personality and development theories to human development, and
Evaluate personality and development theories in relation to individual difference
CHCCSL505A Apply learning theories in counselling
Apply behaviourism in counselling practice
Identify possible environmental modelling influences
Analyse possible behavioural outcomes of different modelling and reinforcement influences, and Formulate a program for client change.
CHCCSL506A Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues application of theoretical concepts, processes, knowledge and skills for the analysis and practical application of counselling therapies Cognitive Behaviour Therapy within counselling practice
CHCCSL507A * Support clients in decision-making processes
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to support clients in planning a course of action. The basic counselling skills described in this unit are intended for application in the context of delivering a range of community services.
CHCCSL508A * Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice
The need for ethical standards
A counsellor's ethical and legal responsibilities
Ethics of dual-role relationships
Ethical problem solving
The need for professional development, and
Learn OH&S requirements and processes
CHCCSL509A * Reflect and improve upon counselling skills
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to evaluate own work and to undertake continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice. The basic counselling skills described in this unit are intended for application in the context of delivering a range of community services
CHCCSL512A Determine suitability of client for counselling services
This unit describes a detailed knowledge of indicators of client's mental health status required to clarify client's suitability for counselling services or need for referral in the context of community services work. The application of knowledge and skills described in this unit of competency may relate to functions such as providing information to clients or reporting or referring issues outside scope of practice of individual worker
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
This unit gives the student the opportunity to reflect upon gender, culture, ethnicity, subculture, sexuality and ability and how they are each to be valued and respected within our community and a counselling context. Students learn about:
Reflecting cultural awareness in work practice
Accepting cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships; Communicating effectively with culturally diverse persons, and
Resolving cross-cultural misunderstandings.
HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes
This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others
CHCCS426A * Provide support and care relating to loss and grief
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide support for individuals who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.
CHCCSL510A Work effectively with relationship issues
This unit explores relationship issues and how to work with them effectively in counselling practice. In addition to applying techniques and processes to various relationship issues. Establish causes of relationship dysfunction
Address conflict resolution needs
Apply referral processes as required
Counsellor's ethical and legal responsibilities
Day to day management in the case work role
Review and evaluation of case work and programs, and
Application of the various therapeutic approaches to the counselling process.
CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the role and needs of children and young people are considered by both practitioners and parents and that the interests of the child are paramount.