CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Qualification Description:

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. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 17

• 13 core units, plus
• 4 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

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 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

Elective Units

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment older people

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


Career Opportunities:

Family Counsellor

Youth Counsellor

Marriage Counsellor

Relationship Counsellor


Family Support Worker

Mental Health Worker

Student Counsellor

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