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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.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

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 interview and 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 9 December. Students will receive further information when they apply, including how to book your interview.

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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Further study

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, 2019

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, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Leederville - On Campus

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Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 12 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
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Semester 2, 2019

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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

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Duration 12 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
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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.

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On campus
Traineeship
Mount Lawley
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The Certificate IV in Disability includes a supervised work placement, giving you the opportunity to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way. Our students often gain employment through their work placement.

Gain these skills
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Traineeship
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Mount Lawley
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If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

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This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

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Gain these skills
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Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

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