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Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Complete this online Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) and be qualified to pursue work as a professional and compassionate counsellor.


The course provides training across a range of counselling techniques and practices and will have you ready to work in community services in no time.


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Diploma of Counselling CHC51712

The online Diploma of Counselling program provides you with the education and training to launch your career in counselling.


You will complete a range of practical subjects which will prepare you to work as a counsellor in areas such as family support, community health, sexual health, refugee support as well as telephone counselling.


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Bachelor of Counselling

The Bachelor of Counselling course by ACAP will give you training in counselling, interpersonal communication and effective interaction.


This degree meets the minimum training standards of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).Upon completion of this bachelor degree program you will have the education and training to be able to work in community, government and private organisations. You will be eligible to qualify for positions such as community or welfare worker, health care professional, mediation facilitator, private practitioner, relationship counsellor or youth worker.


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Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Gain the skills and training to make a positive difference to the lives of others with this online Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) from Conwal Institute.


In this nationally recognised program of study, delivered by Conwal Institute, you’ll gain the core skills required to mediate conflict and provide professional counselling for a diverse range of clients.


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Certificate in Life Coaching

Studying a Certificate in Life Coaching online will give you a thorough understanding of the role of a life coach.


The demands of working and living in such a fast-paced world have created a gap in the market for professional and objective advisors. As a result, life coaching has become an exciting and fast-growing industry.


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Applied Counselling Course unit

Griffith University offers this online unit in Applied Counselling as a postgraduate introduction to counselling in social work and human services contexts.


Gain an insight into applied counselling theory and practice, including contemporary ways in which to facilitate therapeutic outcomes for a diverse range of clients.


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Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Become qualified to provide counselling services in a range of settings from rehabilitation to relationship therapy with this onlineCHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling course.


The course will equip you with specialist skills and counselling knowledge to help support a variety of clients through a range of crises.


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Conwal Institute

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Introduction to Theories of Counselling Course unit

Ideal for psychology and behavioural studies students, the Introduction to Theories of Counselling unit delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology will give a thorough understanding of counselling theory and how it is applied in a practical sense.


This introductory unit has its foundation in the 11 core counselling theories and will give students an understanding of their therapeutic application. Students will also learn to understand how research, ethics and critical thinking are integral to counselling theory and practice.


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Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Course unit

Learn effective strategies for reducing conflict with this online Negotiation and Dispute Resolution unit offered for study by Griffith University.


This unit is focused on cooperative group work and strategy analysis in order to equip you with the tools to become an effective negotiator in the workplace and at large.


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Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

The online accredited Diploma of Counselling (CHC51712) program through ACAP will give you the skills and training to apply a range of counselling concepts to different situations.



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About Counselling

Do your friends and family tell you that you’re a good listener? Do you enjoy helping them resolve their issues? If that describes you, then maybe you should consider a career in counselling.

Counsellors perform a critical role for individuals, and within the community, as they guide people through difficult times and emotions. By choosing to study a counselling course online, you can turn your sympathetic ear into a rewarding career.

There are a number of specialist avenues you can follow to gain the qualifications and skills needed to become a counsellor. If you study a course specific to counselling, you will cover topics such as case management and facilitating the counselling relationship, as well as personality and development theories. You will also learn how to apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues.

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Looking for Counselling opportunities in Australia?

There are currently 1,338 Counselling job openings in Australia*. The average salary for a Counselling job in Australia is $55,000.

The Australian Government Department of Employment estimates a projected employment growth to 2018 of 229,400 jobs for the Counselling industry in Australia.

Gaining a Counselling qualification will significantly increase your career prospects for Counselling jobs in Australia. Studying an online course with an accredited Australian provider gives you the flexibility you need to study at your own pace.

Education in Australia

  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a bachelor's degree or higher qualification: 29%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a cert III or higher VET qualification: 31%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia without a post-school qualification: 36%

Employment in the Counselling industry in Australia

Australia has a population of 23,625,031, with a total of 11,645,500 people currently employed. The average job seeker age for Australia is 37 years and the current unemployment rate sits at 5.7%. Part-time workers make up 46% of the workforce in Australia.

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