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Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015

  • This Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) is open to almost anyone – you can gain entry via a test if you don’t have a Year 12 qualification
  • Option to use this diploma towards a counselling degree later if you wish
  • Gain practical skills with a combination of online study & face-to-face workshops

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At a glance

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Provider

Australian College of Applied Psychology (RTO 0500)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

Year 12 Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency) or Certificate IV in a non-trade area

Location

NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

SA - Adelaide

VIC - Melbourne

Online

Work placement

No placement; practical skills are gained through workshops

Course length
Full-time: 1 year | Part-time: 3 years
Study mode

Online

Blended

In-class

Assessment
Practical assessments & projects
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Provider
Australian College of Applied Psychology (RTO 0500)
Payment options

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

Upfront payment

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Price
The total cost varies depending on the payment option
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Prerequisites

  • Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency), OR
  • Certificate IV qualification in a non-trade area, OR
  • Successful completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) at exit Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both literacy and numeracy

If you pay for the course using a VET FEE-HELP government loan, you need to:

  • provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency), OR
  • successfully complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test.

What you'll learn

You'll gain counselling and communication skills that you can use in your existing role, and learn how to support people through difficult situations, as well as:

  • Communications skills
  • Knowledge of a range of commonly used counseling modalities
  • Referral skills
  • The ability to work within an organizations policies and procedures

Practical workshops

All students will gain practical counselling skills through on-campus workshops.

If you study online, you will need to attend a total of 13 days of on-campus workshops throughout the course. These workshops are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Course structure

9 units

Core units

  1. Counselling & communication skills

  2. Counselling process & relationship

  3. Working with diversity

  4. Crisis intervention & case management

  5. Applied counselling therapies

  6. Theories of counselling

  7. Reflective professional practice

  8. Group work & domestic violence

  9. Trauma & mental health

Upon completion, you may apply for admission into ACAP's Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Counselling or Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) with advanced standing equivalent to 8 modules.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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