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Our counselling qualification focuses on community services work. This means students gain the skills to support a wide range of clients, including people from culturally diverse backgrounds and community groups. You may provide support in areas such as mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing within welfare or government agencies.

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC51015 AZA0 Counselling
Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
TAFE02, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000009, Counselling, domestic violence, case management, welfare, social work, community services, youth work, mental health, allied field, counsellor

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. You may find yourself working  in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - completing this course will give 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 already working in these industries. 

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
Employer-based delivery mode information

Employer-based

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

This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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.

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