Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC51015
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12-24 months
Start date: Anytime - start today!
Awarded by: Conwal Institute (RTO 31190)
Course fees: Price may vary
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

During times of adversity, uncertainty and strife, counsellors play a vital role in providing meaningful support and guidance to people of all backgrounds. If you're seeking a rewarding and challenging career, the Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) from Conwal Institute will give you the tools to make it happen. Delivered entirely online through Upskilled, this nationally recognised qualification focuses on building a theoretical and practical framework for effective, professional counselling.

You'll learn valuable skills such as how to mediate conflict, provide tailored solutions for different mental and emotional issues, facilitate group sessions and work in conjunction with other medical professionals. Complete the course with an enhanced understanding of how to build and maintain a rapport with your clients, and foster a successful career around making a positive difference in the lives of others.


Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that you have work experience in a role requiring self-directed learning and decision making, and some technical ability.

Areas of study

In this community services course, the subjects you will 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 proccess
  • 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

Graduates of this diploma program will possess the well-rounded skillset necessary to provide counselling to a range of clients within an agency or private practice.

You can expect to gain employment in roles such as:

  • Family support worker
  • Intake worker
  • Student counsellor
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Career counsellor

Finance options

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

Upskilled offers their recruitment service on behalf of Conwal Institute (RTO 31190) at no expense to you, as they receive remuneration from their providers.

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.
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