CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

 

CHC51015   Diploma of Counselling (090797A)

KEY INFORMATION
Duration: 78 weeks including holidays
AQF Level: 5
Course Delivery: Face-to-Face and Blended Mode

 

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.

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

Course Duration

52 weeks including holidays

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 17 units of competency that is made up of 13 core units and 4 elective units

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

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.

Diploma of Counselling

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)

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

 

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