Diploma of Counselling (CHC51712)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC51712
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: Min 12 months, max 24 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)
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

The Diploma of Counselling offered 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.

Work placement

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.

Eligibility

Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a School Certificate or equivalent.

OR

  • Hold a relevant qualification.

OR

  • Have relevant vocational experience.

Areas of study

In this online Diploma of Counselling program, the subjects you'll study include:

  • Work within a structured counselling framework
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship
  • Determine suitability of client for counselling services
  • Apply personality & development theories
  • Apply learning theories in counselling
  • Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues
  • Support clients in decision-making processes
  • Apply legal & ethical responsibilities in counselling practice
  • Contribute to WHS processes
  • Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • Reflect & improve upon counselling skills
  • Recognise and respond to individuals at risk
  • Provide brief intervention
  • Provide support and care relating to loss and grief
  • Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

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In the Diploma of 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. Upon successful completion of this diploma program, graduates will also be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Community Counselling Association.

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Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalments Pay in full
Pay just $120.69 per week with a $200 deposit Pay $7,112 upfront and save 20%

 

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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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