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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling
This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training and qualifies you to be a Counsellor
The counselling course qualification prepares you to become a counsellor, working with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. This qualification enables you to work as a case worker or support worker within a counselling organisation. This course can provide a good introduction to working as a counsellor and lead to more qualification pathways.
Note: You can work as a counsellor without any formal qualifications. So, if you do not need a qualification to be a counsellor why get one? We recommend all professionals have the formal skills and knowledge to provide their services. Becoming a professional counsellor with a CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling can enable you to get professional association accreditation as well as professional practice insurance.
The Diploma of Counselling course consists of 8 subjects and includes:
Blended mode: Study your theoretical content online and learn the practical skills face-to-face with an industry leading trainer. This method is great for those who like to take a practical approach to study and would like guidance through assessments. Blended mode consists of attending 5 lots of a 2-day practical class once every 6-8 weeks. This means you do a total of 10 days on campus spread throughout your course.
Evolve College delivers the blended mode from its campuses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne
Fully online: Study your whole course from your own chosen location using our online learning platform. Our custom built learning platform has been highly commended as one of the best in Australia. This study type is best for the self-motivated and committed learner. It requires theoretical study to be completed online and submission of practical assessments via video.
Evolve College aims to deliver a course that is simple and supportive for all kinds of learners. We endeavour to keep our course costs reasonable to enable more people to become better skilled and qualified. Choose your preferred delivery method (above) and see pricing for your option below:
Payment options include: 4 x Instalments or Weekly payment plan. Call us on 1300 880 885 for more information - we can help you choose the best option for you.
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Intake starting soon: Be proactive and start taking steps towards your future. Enrol anytime and start your course. The sooner you start, the sooner you can start your new job. On-campus classes have specific flexible class dates available. Spaces for on-campus classes are limited, call us or enquire to find out available dates.
Click the link below to download your copy of the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling Course Guide:
Evolve College provides nationally recognised counselling training that is both government and industry approved. Evolve College's founding team has been in the VET sector for 20 years. We are experts in education and we take great care in preparing people to enter their chosen industry.
At Evolve College, we are ahead of the curve. We enter industries very deliberately because we know that integrity and professionalism in education, and true development of people, are needed to make those industries all they can be, for the true benefit of our entire communities and the public at large. At Evolve College we have our finger on the pulse of society and we work to be always ahead of minimum requirements. This shines through in the way we educate, and the way we always put people first. Those people are you - our prospective and actual students, and of course the public who our students go out and serve when they graduate.
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If you'd like to get your enrolment application underway now, email a completed enrolment form to us and we will get in touch to complete the enrolment process.
There are 8 subjects in the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling:
|Foundations of Counselling|
|Developing the Counselling Relationship|
|Professionalism, Diversity and Inclusiveness|
|Theories of Counselling|
|Therapies and Brief Interventions|
|Working with Crisis and Case Management|
We’ve made your units very easy to study by grouping them into subjects, so you have less doubling up and your study is more efficient and meaningful.
The Diploma of Counselling course is delivered across multiple subjects consisting of a total of 17 accredited units clustered into 8 subjects. Students must complete all subjects satisfactorily in order to be deemed competent in these units.
The units are:
|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|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCFAM003||Support people to improve relationships|
There are two course options.
Blended: Your course is delivered through a blended model of online and on campus learning and assessment.Your online learning uses our state of the art, custom-built Evolve College Hub. A superb online learning environment, the EvolveHub is interactive and supportive, helping making learning fun and simple.The combination of online learning plus on campus gives you great flexibility plus solid face to face training in preparation for you to enter the industry as a qualified worker. Learning online enables you to study at your own pace, and you are not governed by a fixed timetable for your practical training. Your learning and assessment on campus is closely guided step by step by our experienced Trainers/Assessors, who are there to support you in your learning and assessment all the way through.
Correspondence: Your course is delivered online (distance education). Your online learning uses our state of the art, custom-built Evolve College Hub. A superb online learning environment, the EvolveHub is interactive and supportive, helping making learning fun and simple. Trainers and Assessors are made available for questions and interactions, offering you as much support as you need to confidently complete your studies.
All your theory learning materials will be available online via our state of the art online EvolveHub environment. Your learning materials are included in your course fee.
Your study of the theoretical aspects of this course is undertaken in the EvolveHub. You will be provided with login access to this online learning environment, where your learning materials and assessments will be released in the most supportive order and manner for your course.
Your study will also incorporate on campus learning and assessment, with our highly experienced Trainers/Assessors.
On completion of the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling qualification you will be qualified to work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. Upon graduation from this qualification, you will be able to work using communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients.
You will be qualified to work in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. Your occupational title will be Counsellor.
Upon completion, possible further training includes the CHC51115 Diploma of Financial Counselling which you would be eligible to enter with advanced standing.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is required that students:
Credit (or recognition) for subjects/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Read more about our Recognition of Prior Learning program and National Recognition (Credit Transfer).
You will study your online learning at home at your own pace, supported by the Evolve College team. You are also required to attend on campus, at which you will learn and demonstrate skills associated with this qualification.
You are required to keep pace with your course. Assessments are required to be submitted at least every 2 weeks. See the Student Handbook for more details on the requirements for progress in your course. There are ramifications if you do not progress - including dismissal at the College's discretion.
If you need support at any time, please contact us on 1300 880 885. We are here to do all we can to support you.
To complete the units in this qualification you will need a computer, broadband connection to the Internet and an active email account.
|G3 500 MHz or above||Pentium 1000 MHz or above|
|OS X ver 10.3 or higher||Windows XP or higher|
|512Mb RAM or higher||512Mb RAM or higher|
|For best performance, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome|
|For best performance, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome|
To use all the features of the learning resources you will also need the following:
On campus attendance
Students are required to attend on campus in accordance with their timetable. You are required to bring to class a pen and notepad or electronic device for taking notes.
The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is the latest Diploma qualification in the Australian counselling industry. It was released in 2015 after extensive streamlining of the qualification by the counselling industry. The qualification was developed by industry to meet current industry standards and has been endorsed by the government.
The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is nationally recognised training.
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