2020 Enrolments Closed
Register your interest for the next intake in 2021.
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This course is delivered mostly online but does have requirements for face-to-face, in classroom days. These are available in Adelaide (Hindmarsh) only. *This course requires minimum numbers to proceed.
Become a counsellor, gain deep insight into why we think and behave as we do
The number of counsellors is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years. Learn a range of therapy techniques to establish and maintain positive counselling relationships and establish a personally enriching career as a counsellor.
This qualification reflects the role of counsellors who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. Learn the skills necessary to work within a case management framework. Develop effective communication abilities and understanding of how to refer clients to other services when necessary.
Training is delivered mostly via self-paced, online activities and assessments. Students will develop their own integrative approach to counselling through face-to-face simulations and assessment with practice leaders within the Relationships Australia federation. All students have access to interactive e-textbooks and a course facilitator for ongoing support.
Students completing this course will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in a defined and supported counselling role in an established agency, rather than in independent practice and will add practical experience to an existing qualification.
Work Placement Requirements
- There is no required workplace component for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling.
Priority will be given to people with a background in health, community services or education and to those already providing services to support communities and individuals in either a volunteer or paid capacity.
All applicants will be required to undertake a suitability interview with the course coordinator.
Students enrolled into the Diploma of Counselling may be eligible for Student Membership of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia), see PACFA website for further details.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can gain employment within the community services sector with a focus on counselling including:
- Case Manager
Tuition fee – $7500
Blended learning – Online and compulsory classroom sessions
Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this qualification. Students seeking recognition for all or part of a qualification must first complete the online Recognition Application.
Participants may be eligible to undertake further qualifications at Advanced Diploma or Graduate Diploma level.