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Diploma of Counselling

National ID: CHC51015 | State ID: AZA0

 

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the fieldwork placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.
You will need to have the ability to undertake research and apply yourself to self directed activities.

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with clients experiencing complex situations requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

During the course you will gain industry experience and grow your expertise by completing two supervised field placements with one of 170 government and community agencies. You may work in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - giving you a competitive edge to secure employment in this fast-growing industry.

Completion of the Diploma of Counselling may also lead to university study in Social Science/Work, Psychology, Counselling, or Youth Work.

This course may be of particular interest to graduates of Diploma or higher in community services, youth work, mental health, allied field or applicants with more than two years work/volunteer experience in community services. If you have not alreday completed the above you may be able to complete a combined Diploma of Community Services and Diploma of Counselling.

Please note this course includes two 150 hour full time supervised field placements.

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School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
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Your Diploma of Community Services Work prepares you for roles such as:
• Community Development Officer
• Community Development Coordinator

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Graduates may be eligible for university entry and/or credits.

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Course Overview

Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Duration

One year (2 semesters) full-time or two years (4 semesters) part-time.

First semester is 3.5 days per week for 13 weeks followed by a field placement, and second semester is 4 days per week for 13 weeks followed by a field placement.

HowFull-Time
Part-Time
WhenAvailable Semester 1, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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CORE UNITS
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply learning theories in counsellingCHCCSL005AWB37
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skillsCHCCSL002AWB41
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case managementCHCCSM005AVC23
Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipCHCCSL001AWB39
Facilitate the counselling relationship and processCHCCSL003AWB40
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Recognise and respond to crisis situationsCHCCCS019AVC58
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Research and apply personality and development theoriesCHCCSL004AWB38
Select and use counselling therapiesCHCCSL006AWB36
Support counselling clients in decision-making processesCHCCSL007AWB35
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001AVB82
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
ELECTIVE UNITS
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop workplace communication strategiesCHCCOM003AVC30
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processesCHCMGT005AVB71
Manage and promote diversityCHCDIV003AVC07
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issuesCHCMHS005AVB65
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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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