CHC51015Diploma of Counselling

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Are you someone people come to when they need support? Study the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling at The Change Academy will help you turn your natural strength into a career in counselling.

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to help people with a range of personal and social issues. Learn how to support people in a crisis, work with relationship issues and understand a range of development theories.

An articulation pathway to The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors is available. Apply online.

Studying the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling you’ll learn to:

  • Work legally and ethically
  • Understand a range of development theories
  • Provide brief interventions
  • Provide individualised support

Career opportunities:

  • Counsellor
    Counsellors assist people to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves. They achieve this by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy and helping their clients to take action.

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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Our CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling has 17 units structured into 3 major clusters of learning. Each cluster contains units grouped into core study areas that are covered during the 12-month qualification.

The Student Entry Procedure.

The units within each cluster are outlined in the table below.

Cluster 1
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship
CHCCSL007 Support clients in decision-making processes
Cluster 2
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL005 Research and apply learning theories in counselling
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS017 Provide grief and loss support
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Cluster 3
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve on own professional practice

To apply, simply fill in the application form here.


Eligibility Requirements

All students must be at least 20 years of age and need to have a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or be able to demonstrate competency in an approved ‘Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills’ assessment.

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