CHC51015Diploma of Counselling

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  • Awarded by

    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Career Outcomes

    Rehabilitation Counsellor | Counsellor | Case Worker | Intake Counsellor | View all

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.

Last modified: 08 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

During times of adversity, uncertainty and strife, counsellors play a vital role in providing meaningful support and guidance to people of all backgrounds. If you're seeking a rewarding and challenging career, the Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) from Upskilled will give you the tools to make it happen. Delivered entirely online through Upskilled, this nationally recognised qualification focuses on building a theoretical and practical framework for effective, professional counselling.

You'll learn valuable skills such as how to mediate conflict, provide tailored solutions for different mental and emotional issues, facilitate group sessions and work in conjunction with other medical professionals. Complete the course with an enhanced understanding of how to build and maintain a rapport with your clients, and foster a successful career around making a positive difference in the lives of others.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    There are no formal entry requirements for this course; anyone can apply!

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this community services course, the units of competency you will study include:

    • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
    • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
    • CHCCSL006 – Select and use counselling therapies
    • CHCCSL007 – Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
    • CHCCSL002 – Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
    • CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CHCCSL004 – Research and apply personality and development theories
    • CHCDIV002 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    • CHCCSL003 – Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
    • CHCCSL005 – Apply learning theories in counselling
    • CHCCSL001 – stablish and confirm the counselling relationship
    • CHCFAM003 – Support people to improve relationships
    • CHCCCS014 – Provide brief interventions
    • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
    • CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

    Upskilled may make changes to this course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or meet other regulatory requirements.

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  • Why Upskilled?

    Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and efficient vocational education, training and short courses for working professionals, job seekers and school leavers. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!

    As a student of Upskilled you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.


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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) from Upskilled.

Graduates of this diploma program will possess the well-rounded skillset necessary to provide counselling to a range of clients within an agency or private practice.

Wondering where a career in mental health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

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