CHC51015

Diploma of
Counselling (090797A)

Course Description

This course will provide you with skills that will be extremely helpful in a variety of career pathways. If you are planning to embark on a career in counselling, are looking to improve your current career or want to further your own personal development our framework ensures you will be getting the most out your studies. As part of our counselling course you will become familiar with evidence-based counselling models, strategies and therapies as well as techniques from strength-based therapy.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration 78 weeks including holidays
AQF Level 5
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Areas of Study

  • Community Services

Course Entry Requirements

International Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12
  • Must meet Student Visa Requirements
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 6.0 or above or
    • TOEFL 60 (paper based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 50 or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 52 or
    • OET score of PASS
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate to advanced understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate to advanced understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments

Work Placement Requirement

  • Immunization Form, National Police Check (less then 12 months old), Working with Children

Core units

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL005 Research and apply learning theories in counselling
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDIV001 Work diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective units

CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Social worker
  • Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor
  • Youth worker
  • Case Management Supervisor
  • Case Worker or Case Manager
  • Community Services Worker
  • Community Services Manager
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Student Counsellor


Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through articulation to the Ikon Institute of Australia’s Bachelor courses outlined in the table below.

Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy 094685K CRS1400328
BIP/BAP 2 Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 1
BIP/BAP 4 Foundations of Professional Competency
Elective
BAP 10 Practicum 1 (120 hours)
Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy 094684M CRS1400329
BIP/BAP 2 Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 1
BIP/BAP 4 Foundations of Professional Competency
Elective
BAP 12 Practicum 1 (120 hours)

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