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Diploma of Counselling

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  • Duration:

    12 months full-time, 18 months part-time

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Australis College (RTO 31518)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Drug and Alcohol Counsellor | Family and Marriage Counsellor | Rehabilitation Counsellor | Student Counsellor | View all

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This course meets the 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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Start a rewarding career in counselling services today

About this course

Build a meaningful new career enriching and supporting other people's lives with the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling course from Australis College.

If you're passionate about helping people, enjoy listening and want to make a difference, then this practical online qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference, with no prior experience or study required.

In this course, you'll learn the key skills required to work with a broad range of clients as a counsellor, supporting others to make a positive change in their lives. You can expect to build skills in interpersonal communication, counselling methods and interview techniques, and become equipped to support clients in areas including grief, loss, change, career planning and relationship management.

With online webinars and practical work experience available, this flexible course equips you with the skills, abilities and experience required to succeed in this challenging and rewarding field. If helping people is in your future, this course may be your first career step.



There are no entry requirements for this course.

Areas of study

The Australis College counselling diploma consists of the following units of competency:

  • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL002 - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • CHCCSL003 - Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCCSL004 - Research and apply personality and development theories
  • CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCSL005 - Apply learning theories in counselling
  • CHCCSL006 - Select and use counselling therapies
  • CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCSL007 - Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCMGT005 - Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve professional practice
Australis College Australis College is an award-winning national registered training organisation (RTO) focused on ensuring that our students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to find a job, advance their career, or build on their current skills.

At Australis College, our vision is to be Australia’s most trusted RTO. Our mission is to provide exceptional industry-relevant training that creates real employment outcomes for our students.
Because we promise “job-ready training, today,” we always put the student first and all of our training is purpose built with that in mind – to ensure our graduates are highly competent and job ready.

Our blended learning approach combines the flexibility of online learning with the practical support of face to face or live training via web tutorials, online forums, and interactive eLearning.

Australis College Pty Ltd | RTO 31518 | Trading as Australis College, Australis Aviation College, Australis Natural Health College.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling from Australis College.

This nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the skills, insights and experience required to seek employment in the exciting and fast-growing counselling services industry.

You'll develop the skills, knowledge and personal abilities required to provide holistic support to clients in a broad range of fields, including in career counselling, family counselling, grief counselling, relationship counselling, pastoral care, youth and community work and in drug and alcohol counselling.

Australis College is an approved provider of counselling training by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and the Australian Community Counselling Association.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The tuition fee for this course is $6,235 and payment options available include:

  • Interest-free Payment Plan
  • Personal Student Loan with Study Loans
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