CHC51015

Diploma of Counselling

Diploma of Counselling

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling 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 counselling 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.

Available 100% online this course provides a comprehensive program of study, ideal for those looking for a practical, entry-level education.

Gain practical skills

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.

CHC51015 Open Colleges Career FAQs

in partnership with Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
  • Qualification:
    Diploma
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Self-paced; complete within 24 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Rehabilitation Counsellor | Counsellor | Case Worker | Intake Counsellor | Family Advisor | View All

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Course Rundown

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling 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 counselling 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.

Available 100% online this course provides a comprehensive program of study, ideal for those looking for a practical, entry-level education.

Gain practical skills

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

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Age requirements:

Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.

English requirements:

  • 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.

Computing:

  • You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.

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

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling from Open Colleges, awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training.

Open Colleges also has an articulation program in place with Charles Sturt University and Southern Cross University, meaning that after graduating from this course, you could pursue a degree in Human Services, Social Work or more. 

Curious about where a career in counselling could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

Enquire now for more payment options and course costs!

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