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 by ICM Training through Open Colleges provides students with the formal qualifications and training to counsel and assist people in crisis or facing difficulties. The course teaches students how to develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management, and how to build an effective working relationship with their clients.
The course is designed for any number of professionals, from individuals wishing to make a career change into counselling, to professionals looking to advance their skillset and acquire formal credentials in the area. The course provides a comprehensive program of study, ideal for those looking for a practical, entry-level education.
The course's inclusion of a structured workplace learning component also means students will have the chance to gain valuable industry experience and work with a range of diverse clients.
To be eligible for this course you must:
Be at least 18 years of age; AND
Have successfully completed English at Year 12 level; OR
Have successfully completed a nationally recognised qualification at certificate III level or above; OR
Have at least three years' experience in a role that requires written communication and documentation
Areas of study
In this counselling course, the units of competency you may study include:
CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief support
CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCGMB001 - Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDFV001 - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCSL007 - Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) from Integrated Care & Management Training.
You will complete a range of practical subjects which will prepare you to pursue work as a counsellor in areas such as family support, community health, sexual health, refugee support as well as telephone counselling.
Open Colleges also has an articulation program in place with Charles Sturt University, meaning that after graduating from this course, you could pursue a:
Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) and receive 18 months of credit transfer into a 3-year degree; or
Bachelor of Social Work and receive 12 months of credit transfer into a 4-year degree.
RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
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