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Diploma of Counselling

National ID: CHC51015 | State ID: AZA0


This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to the skills and knowledge required for generic counselling work within a case management framework involving skills and knowledge in counselling, high level communication in a range of commonly used modalities, and referral. You will learn skills that enable you to apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues, to recognise and respond to individuals at risk and to work within a structured counselling framework and more.

The Diploma of Counselling is available as a broad-based qualification with a focus on community services work. At this level support workers and case workers may provide day-to-day support in community settings and provide assistance with entitlements and benefits under the broad direction of others

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

2 semesters (12 months) full time.

How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

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.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 AVC08
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09
Establish and confirm the counselling relationship CHCCSL001 AWB39
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 AVB82
Select and use counselling therapies CHCCSL006 AWB36
Facilitate the counselling relationship and process CHCCSL003 AWB40
Recognise and respond to crisis situations CHCCCS019 AVC58
Apply learning theories in counselling CHCCSL005 AWB37
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 AVB48
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management CHCCSM005 AVC23
Support counselling clients in decision-making processes CHCCSL007 AWB35
Research and apply personality and development theories CHCCSL004 AWB38
Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills CHCCSL002 AWB41

Module Group Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Deliver structured programs CHCGRP004 AWA78
Support people to improve relationships CHCFAM003 AWA99
Provide suicide bereavement support CHCCCS018 AVC59
Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues CHCGMB001 AWA83
Provide loss and grief support CHCCCS017 AVC60
Work with a child-focused approach CHCFAM002 AWB00
Engage respectfully with young people CHCYTH001 WG826
Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS023 AVC53
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients CHCADV001 AVC96
Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families CHCPRT004 WG805
Provide brief interventions CHCCCS014 AVC62
Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia CHCSET002 AVB37
Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups CHCGRP003 AWA81
Work with people with mental health issues CHCMHS001 AVB69
Manage and promote diversity CHCDIV003 AVC07
Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues CHCGMB002 AWA82
Facilitate the empowerment of older people CHCAGE001 AVC91
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence CHCDFV001 AWB33
Provide individualised support CHCCCS015 AVC63
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001 WG802
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide CHCCCS003 AVC73
Work with forced migrants CHCSET001 AVB36
Plan and conduct group activities CHCGRP002 AWA79

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

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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Page last updated May 23, 2017