Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC51015
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Up to 36 months
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Study Group Australia Pty Ltd (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Be trained to effectively counsel and support a range of clients with this online CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling course delivered by Study Group Australia in partnership with Conwal Institute. Ideally suited to professionals working within community services, allied health or the education sector, this program covers the interpersonal skills and theoretical knowledge needed to provide high quality counselling support to your clients.

The program will teach you how to work intensively with clients, support their decision-making and foster a professional counselling relationship that adheres to legal and ethical guidelines. You'll also be trained to respond and intervene in high-risk scenarios, and determine the suitability of a client for counselling services.

Upon completion of your course you'll be qualified to support clients who may be vulnerable, ill, traumatised or in crisis.


To be eligible to apply for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide proof that they have successfully completed Year 12 in Australia; OR
  • Hold at least a certificate IV in any discipline*; OR
  • Achieve an Exit Level 3 or above score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and numeracy

* This option is not available for students who wish to apply for a VET FEE-HELP loan.

Areas of study

In this counselling course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • 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
  • 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 developmental 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
  • CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCCS014 - Provide brief interventions
  • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

See where a VET FEE-HELP loan can take you.

Upon successful completion of this qualification you will be issued with a nationally recognised certificate for CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling by Study Group Australia Pty Ltd (RTO 5806). By studying this course you'll have the skills and knowledge to seek work as a:

  • Counsellor
  • Careers counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • School counsellor
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Counselling service manager

If you complete only part of the qualification you will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the units of competency you have completed successfully.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on behalf of Study Group Australia Pty Ltd (RTO 5806) by Conwal and Associates (RTO 31190). Study Group Australia is an approved VET FEE-HELP provider.

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

The current price of this course is $17,000.

Alternatively, payment plans are available.

You will be provided with the opportunity to withdraw without payment, if you decide that this course isn't right for you.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 31190
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