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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

National ID: CHC51015 | State ID: AZA0

 

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Gain a competitive edge to employment in this fast-growing industry

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.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Build and facilitate counselling relationships with clients
  • Reflect on and improve your own professional practice
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Research and apply personality and development theories
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and apply myself to self directed activities
  • Broad-minded and non-judgemental
  • Able to keep information confidential
  • Able to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
 

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Further Study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
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

Please note entry into this course is competitive. All applicants are required to attend a mandatory interview with the Course Coordinator and complete a short Literacy assessment.  The assessment will take approximately 1 hour. The interview is an opportunity to discuss what you can expect from the course and what will be expected of you should you be offered a position. Interviews will be conducted at Joondalup, Leederville and Midland campuses during the week commencing the 10th June. Students will receive further information when they apply, including how to book your assessment.

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.

Work placement

This course includes two 150 hour full time supervised field placements.

* You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Job opportunities

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.

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Study pathway

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

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Semester 1

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Full-Time
On campus
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Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Midland
How Full-Time
On campus
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Semester 2

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How On campus
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 30, 2019