CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling


The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is an excellent qualification to practice as a registered counsellor. This Nationally recognised qualification will qualify you to set up your own counselling consultancy.

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Course Outline:

Counsellors are well sought after and the need for a good counsellor is increasing day by day. With the increase in people needing counselling for various issues this is a sought after career and good counsellors are highly successful. If you have a passion to help others, are a great listener, the friend who everyone comes to talk about their problems, You might have what it takes to be an excellent counsellor.

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is an excellent advanced qualification in counselling which will give you all the essential skills to work as a counsellor. You will be well prepared and confident to work in counselling roles in established agencies or in self employment.

The course is done entirely online. So study while you work or from home to enter into your new career.

This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification recognised by the Australian Government so it is recognised anywhere in Australia and by all government bodies.

The below Units must be completed successfully for the award of the Certificate.

Code                                  Module Name
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
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
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
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
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDIV003 Promote and manage diversity
CHCFAM003 Support People to improve Relationships

Performance Tasks; 

Students are require to complete Performance Tasks with each Unit. For these Performance Tasks you can complete them with a Third Party assessor or with your tutor via Zoom.

Course Outcome:

Students who complete the CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling might register as counsellors with these organisations – Certified Practicing Counsellors Australia – International Institute of Complementary Therapists (will be eligible to get Insurance to practice with IICT) – Australian Community Counselling Association. – Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association

Subject to change by the organisations.

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Pathways and Credits:

Pathway into the Bachelor’s degrees

  • Bachelor of Community Welfare (3007268) – Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (3001150) – Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (3007316) – Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 32 (25% of the course)
  • This course has the scope to receive some credits towards the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

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Career Options:

Successful completion of the course will enable you to work as:

  • Registered Counsellor
  • Specialised Counsellor – specialised in Counselling abused clients
  • Relationship Counsellor
  • Grief and Crisis Counsellor

There are many other possibilities with this versatile course. Many of our students who do this course are either working already working in the industry and want to do a qualification to get a better role in this most sought after and rewarding industry.

Pathways to further study:

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to undertake further study in Bachelors in Counselling.

Course Duration:

You can start the course at any time as it is a self-paced online course. Once you enrol you will be assigned with a course tutor who will be available for you to answer all your queries throughout the course.  The course duration for this qualification is 3 years with an option to extend for 6 months on request.

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no pre-requisites for the CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling, However the ability to read, comprehend, discuss and analyse printed information in English and to write statements, solve basic problems and work effectively with clients, colleagues and supervisors are essential skills required to fulfil the work role.

How to apply to enrol:

Enrol online by clicking the enrol now button which will take you to an enrolment form to fill and send

Monthly and Weekly payment plans available. Study from $50 a week. The enrolment form will have links to enrol via monthly or weekly payment options.

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