Diploma of Conselling reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice.
Mode of Delivery
All the theory based units will be delivered via AIHFE virtual campus mode where student can attend from any destination to by using their internet. The lecturers and tutorials are delivered in real time on a structured time table so that students get an opportunity to ask questions from their teachers and interact with other fellow students
The practical training is conducted in the operational AIHFE supervised clinic(work place) with a minimum of 200 clinical hours experience required to complete the qualification. Each unit of competency is confirmed with an assessment process.
Career Opportunities & Pathways
This qualification covers the skills needed to practice as a Counsellor
The Diploma of Counselling can set you on the path to a rewarding career supporting people with a variety of life issues. Our course facilitates theoretical and practical skill development in the predominant counselling theories, and covers legal and ethical frameworks, cultural diversity, and crisis intervention. Electives include units covering personal relationships, working with people with mental health issues, providing loss and grief support, and recognising and responding appropriately to domestic and family violence. Diploma of Counselling graduates will be eligible for provisional membership with the Australian Counselling Association.
After achieving the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling students may choose to undertake further education in counselling lead in to Bachelor of Counselling or Bachelor of social science with any one of the of providers offering this qualification in Australia.
Entry Requirement of the course:
To gain entry into CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling it is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience or maturity to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
The application of relevant technical and other skills.
This course requires well-developed verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Students will undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the pre-enrolment process, if they have not completed year 12 or equivalence or Certificate 4 and above vocational qualification to identify any additional support requirements.
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The course is designed to be delivered over one year on a full-time basis requiring approximately 12 study hours of lecture time per week with the remainder of the week devoted to study, tutorials and forums. A two-week block at the campus is also scheduled into the program so role-plays can be undertaken with your classmates, as well as 200 hours of placement in a relevant organisation in your area to gain invaluable industry experience.
Virtual classroom sessions are recorded and archived for future reference for students. All lesson materials are provided, and tutors are assigned to respond to students’ questions. Supplementary live interactive tutorials will also be offered to support the learners and to ensure learners meet the required knowledge and skills. There are four terms per year. If you need any assistance for your study plan, please contact us.
Course Structure for CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling:
DCD111 Diversity and culture
DCL112 Counselling in legal and ethical context
DCR113 Counselling relationship
DCI114 Counselling interview skills
DCP121 Personality and development theories
DCT122 Counselling theories
DCS123 Supporting counselling clients
DCM125 Mental health
DCA131 Application of counselling
DCL132 Loss and grief
DCC133 Case management
DCR134 Responding to crisis
DCD135 Domestic and family violence
DCR141 Reflection and improvement
DCP142 Counselling practice
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