St Mark's National Theological Centre (RTO 88072)
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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Start a rewarding new career helping others find meaning with this practical online Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) course from St Mark's National Theological Centre.
Designed for people seeking to begin a career in counselling and pastoral care, this qualification provides the foundation skills and knowledge required to work in the challenging and deeply rewarding field of counselling. You'll develop practical and relevant skills in communication, listening, interviewing and other counselling techniques, and gain insights and experienced from industry-connected professional counsellors as your trainers.
If you're interested in a people-focused career and want to help others, a career in counselling may be for you. Grounded in a theological and spiritual setting, this qualification will enhance your career prospects in pastoral care, spiritual leadership and contemplating meaning together with clients in a religious setting.
While this qualification is not a psychology qualification, and separate study is required in order to work as a registered psychologist, this course will equip you with the skills, insights and knowledge required to build a rewarding career helping others find meaning, purpose and hope.
Study counselling at St Mark's National Theological Centre
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this counselling course, the subjects you may study include:
St Mark’s National Theological Centre pride themselves on offering a supportive and high-quality theological education experience, while keeping the students’ interest at the forefront at all times.
As a partner with CSU, students of St Mark’s will be able to access the same great range of support services, including counselling services for any support you may need along your study journey or in your personal life.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) from St Mark's National Theological Centre.
This qualification will equip you with the skills and experience required to counsel, coach and advise others, specifically in a religious setting. With this qualification you'll be able to seek employment as a counsellor or pastoral care leader, and may choose to work in a variety of areas including youth work, grief counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, and in a counselling role in your church.
This qualification also acts as a pathway to further study. Upon completion of this qualification, you may choose to deepen your counselling and communication skills with the Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling.
Wondering where a career in mental health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
The fee for this course is $10,700.
St Mark's offers payment plans to assist students to manage the cost of study. The payment plan involves payment of a $500 deposit on or before the census date, and an agreement to make regular payments to complete the balance of fee payment by the last day of the semester.
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