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.

 

Course code CHC51015
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode
  • Face to Face and Practical Simulations – Campus onsite delivery in the classroom with an educator face to face including simulation activities.
  • Virtual Classroom via Zoom and Practical Simulations – (Blended Learning) – Delivery through interactive virtual classrooms with an educator in real-time delivery for theory component. Simulated observations must be attended face to face in the classroom under the supervision of a trainer.
Duration Domestic: 52 weeks including 7 weeks break
International: 52 weeks including 7 weeks break
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO requirements

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

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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)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

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)

Credit Transfer

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 2022
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Offshore & Onshore International Students 25th 18th 10th
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.

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 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
Electives
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.