Diploma of Counselling

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  • Awarded by

    TrainSmart Australia (RTO 51771)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months with the opportunity to extend

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Drug and Alcohol Counsellor | Family Support Worker | Youth Worker | Welfare Worker | 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.

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  • In a Nutshell

    In the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling, you will acquire the skills, practises and knowledge needed
    to become a qualified counsellor. You will receive up-to-date practical training in providing effective
    and ethical counselling services to people from a diverse range of backgrounds and issues.

    During this course, you will be introduced to the various methods required to diagnose clients with
    mental health issues and respond to situations of crisis.

    In the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course, you will learn:

    • How to facilitate counselling relationships and processes
    • Research and apply learning, personality and development theories in a counselling practice
    • Provide services to people from a diverse community and with a range of needs e.g. mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues, domestic violence, trauma.

    By studying the Diploma of Counselling online you gain access to our team of Health and Community
    Services Trainers. Our trainers will support you throughout the duration of this course to ensure you're making progress, give valuable feedback on your theoretical and practical assessments and help you towards realising and achieving your career pathway goals.

    All our trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their
    respective fields.

    Students of this course may be eligible for Jobs and Skills WA funding. Enquire now to find out more about funding your future. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Hold an Australian year 12 Certificate; OR
    • Hold a Certificate IV qualification (or above); OR
    • Completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy
  • Subject Breakdown

    Counselling Module 1

    • HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

    Counselling Module 2

    • CHCCSL003 - Facilitate the Counselling relationship and process
    • CHCCSL007 - Support counselling clients in the decision-making process
    • CHCLEG001 - Work ethically and legally
    • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CHCCCS019 - Recognise and Respond to crisis situations

    Counselling Module 3

    • CHCCSL002 - Apply Specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
    • CHCCSL006 - Select and use counselling therapies
    • CHCCSL004 - Research and apply personality and development theories
    • CHCCSL005 - Apply learning theories in counselling

    Counselling Module 4

    • CHCCCS017 - Provide Grief and loss support
    • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma Informed Care
    • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs
    • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • Why TrainSmart Australia?

    Train hard, train well, train smart with TrainSmart Australia! With a range of online, on-campus and blended learning courses in community services, beauty, IT, business and more, TrainSmart Australia has an outstanding reputation for getting countless students recognised in their field and closer to conquering their career goals.

    Why study with TrainSmart Australia? Their team of trainers have been handpicked and offer a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, which they will pass down to you. TrainSmart also has strong industry ties and partners in various business sectors, which means more employment prospects for their graduates.

    Go on, join thousands of happy students of have studied with TrainSmart Australia and enquire about their accredited courses today!

    SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd t/a TrainSmart Australia & New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth) which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 51771)

    Whether you’re studying 100% online or on campus, at TrainSmart Australia, you’re not just another number. They value each and every student’s learning journey and strive to ensure it’s a positive one.

    Each student is assigned a dedicated trainer who will act as a mentor throughout your course, guiding and supporting you every step of the way.

  • Campus locations

    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:

    • Western Australia: Perth

    You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling from TrainSmart Australia.

    There are a wide variety of employment opportunities open to qualified counsellors, including roles in community or family support organisations and within government support services.

    This qualification can also open up further pathways into studying a bachelor degree.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    There is a wide variety of flexible payment options and government subsidies available, including;

    • Upfront payment
    • Interest Free Payment Plans
    • Jobs and Skills WA – Lower Fees, Local Skills subsidy (Western Australia only) - Western Australian Government Subsidy*
      • *You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify.
      • Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees.
      • Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      • This is a Western Australian government program.

    *If you meet the eligibility criteria for Jobs and Skills WA – Lower Fees, Local Skills subsidy, the course fees are:

    • With a concession card – $444.00 or $400 per year (based on annual cap fee)
    • Without a concession card – $1,498.0 or $1,200 per year (based on annual cap fee)

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