Diploma of Counselling

Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Counselling


Learning Objectives Overview

Counselling is one of the most sought-after jobs in Australia. The nationally recognised CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling equips you with the basic knowledge and skills to embark on your counselling career. This course provides the training and necessary theoretical knowledge to counsel and improve the quality of life of clients struggling to cope with life stressors. At this level, the counsellor will work in specified and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. If you are new to counselling or want to pursue your career in behavioural sciences, CHC51015 Diploma in Counselling is an excellent stepping stone for a bright future. It gives you real-world skills and knowledge, underpinned by a strong philosophical framework that can be applied in your personal and professional life.
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Amount of Training

1145 Hours

AQF Level


Study Mode



Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Additional Details

Course structure

17 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 13 core units
  • 4 elective units


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
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
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


CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


Relevant Courses for Comprehensive Learning.

Bachelor of Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling
Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Career opportunities

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  • Counsellor

  • Case Worker

  • Intake Counsellor

  • Family and Marriage Counsellors

  • Rehabilitation Counsellors

  • Addiction Counsellors

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If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0*

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