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.
The Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) offered through SEEK Learning is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide students with the skills and training to work in a range of counselling roles. By studying this course students will gain a comprehensive understanding of counselling theories, responsible ethical counselling, counselling interview skills and workplace legislation in relation to cultural diversity.
Students will also develop their communication skills and build on their referral skills and ability to work within organisational policies and procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be qualified to provide counsel to and support a range of individuals in crises. This includes working in family support services, outreach services, women's health centres and refugee support services.
If you choose to study the course online, you will need to attend 13 days of workshops throughout the duration of your course.
Workshops are available in:
To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must:
Have completed the HSC or equivalent; OR
Hold a certificate IV qualification; OR
Be over 21 years of age.
Areas of study
In this diploma program, you may study:
CHCCSL502A - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL512A - Determine suitability of client for counselling services
CHCCSL504A - Apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL505A - Apply learning theories in counselling
HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTWHS300A - Contribute to Work Health & Safety Processes
CHCCSL501A - Work within a structured counselling framework
CHCCSL503B - Facilitate the counselling relationship
CHCCSL509A - Reflect and improve upon counselling skills
CHCCM503C - Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
CHCCSL508B - Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice
CHCCS514B - Recognise and respond to individuals at risk
CHCCSL506A - Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues
CHCCSL507B - Support clients in decision-making processes
CHCDFV301A - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDFV402C - Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence
CHCGMB502A - Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
CHCGMB503A - Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues
CHCMH402B - Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues
Upfront payment: Pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.
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).
SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
You will have access to a wide range of student support options, including the Student Resource Centre and student support counsellors as well as professional lecturers with extensive knowledge and skills in their field. The Student Placement Coordinator will help you organise a suitable work placement position.
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