This qualification is delivered nationally online.
Real superheroes don't need a cape or a mask. All they need is a Diploma of Counselling and an open mind.
Do you have a passion for helping people? Are you looking for a career that offers unique opportunities to learn? Well if you're ready to make a real difference, then the Diploma of Counselling has your name written all over it. Working with individuals, couples and families, each day will offer you the opportunity to change someone's life for the better.
The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling provides students with the skills needed to work with clients on personal and psychological issues. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and use counselling therapies to assist clients.
RPL is an opportunity for you to receive recognition of your previous skills and knowledge you have acquired from work experiences, life experiences, and/or through recent formal studies. Through the RPL assessment process you may be able to gain recognition in Units of Competency within this course or, the entire course. For further information on RPL, go to aias.edu.au/admissions/rpl
As within any study, students are required to complete a variety of assessments. In this course assessments include workbooks; case studies; practical demonstrations, short answer questions, essays, role plays and scenarios.
A simulated environment called "Community Connect" is provided to create a real - world approach to learning and assessment. It provides access to the tools, resources, and interactions typically found in a community services workplace.
AIAS has a range of support services available if the need arises including:
This qualification allows people to work in:
Job titles for people with this qualification may include:
Note: Employment following this course may require you to obtain both a Working with Children Check and also a National Police Check. Students are advised to obtain both in preparation for employment.
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a trading division of the Registered organisation, Study Group Australia Pty Limited (Code 5806), offering nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications. Click here for more information.
Upon graduation, you will receive a CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling allowing you to work as a Counsellor or Support Worker in Australia.
AIAS is a provider of nationally recognised qualifications so if you are considering continuing your studies, this course may assist in pathways into other qualification such as:
To achieve this qualification, a total of 17 units of competency must successfully attained. These include 13 core units and 4 elective units chosen by AIAS and they are as listed below:
Establish the Counselling Relationship - CORE
Specialist Counselling Interview Skills - CORE
Facilitate Counselling Relationship - CORE
Work Legally and Ethically - CORE
Personality and Development Theories - CORE
Learning Theories - CORE
Support Clients in Decision-making - CORE
Provide Brief Interventions - ELECTIVE
Counselling Therapies - CORE
Case Management - CORE
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety - CORE
Reflect and Improve on Professional Practice - CORE
Work with Diverse People - CORE
Grief and Loss Support - ELECTIVE
Group Work - ELECTIVE
Respond to Crisis Situations - CORE
Workplace Debriefing - ELECTIVE
Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each study block PLUS obtain a Working with Children and/or National Police Check*
* Students need this documentation in order to gain employment after graduation.
To view the suggested order of completion for this course, click here.
Upon successful completion of this course AIAS will issue your nationally recognised qualification.
Entry requirements vary per course; please contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers for more information on 1300 880 933.
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Additional costs are separate from tuition costs and these may include costs such as textbooks, uniforms and resource kits. For further information regarding this course's additional costs, click here.
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