CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling
This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities? They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients.
|Start date||View Intake Dates|
|Duration||Domestic: 52 weeks including 7 weeks break
International: 52 weeks including 7 weeks break
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
A current Police Check and Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placement.
This qualification has a Volume of Learning of 12 months – 2 years, typically 1200 – 2400 hours.
The duration of the course for domestic students is 52 weeks including placement.
The duration for international students is 52 weeks including breaks and placement.
N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching for industry placement.
** Duration in weeks may vary depending upon the number of contact days per week
Successful completion of this program may assist students to gain entry into further study programs and/or may contribute towards study credits.
Employment or occupational pathway
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Drug and alcohol counsellors
- Family and marriage counsellors
- Student counsellors
- Telephone counsellors
- Youth counsellors
- Refugee counsellors
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.
|Intake Dates For 2023|
|Offshore International Students||9th||24th||17th||9th|
|Domestic Students||Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates|
|South Australia intake Date for 2021 (Domestic Students)|
|Intake Dates||Due Date to Enrol|
|8th February 2021||–|
|12th April 2021||26th March 2021 by 5 pm|
|12th July 2021||25th June 2021 by 5 pm|
|2oth September 2021*||6th September by 5 pm|
*Subject to the minimum number of participants
Students will need to complete 17 Units of Competency, consisting of 13 Core and 4 Elective.
|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||CHCCSL005 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 with 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|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.