CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Join the growing ranks of qualified support and counselling professionals.

The role of professional counsellors can be one of the most rewarding careers for those who like to make a difference in the lives of others.

Jigsaw Training Group
RTO Code 32423

Counsellors are pillars in the wellbeing of our communities.

Are you someone with a genuine passion to help others, with an inbuilt support compass that drives you to make a positive difference in the world? Whether you’re looking for a new career path in community services and counselling or already working in these sectors and wishing to enhance your counselling skills, the Diploma of Counselling provides a wide range of career options. Workers with qualifications in areas such as human resources, massage therapy, teaching or nursing can also benefit in their current professions by developing the complementary skill sets this course is enriched with.

Assisting others can assist your career.

This course provides you with advanced skills and knowledge to work effectively in the community services industry to help people overcome their challenges. You will develop and demonstrate high level communication and counselling skills and the knowledge of how to practically apply them in real world situations.

The number of people working as Counsellors has grown exponentially over the past 5 years and is expected to create 22,000 new job openings over the next 5 years.

What you’ll learn

Core subjects

  • CHCCSL002 – Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • CHCCSL003 – Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • CHCCSL004 – Research and apply personality and development theories
  • CHCCSL005 – Apply learning theories in counselling
  • CHCCSL006 – Select and use counselling therapies
  • CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCSL007 – Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations   
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective subjects

  • CHCCCS018 – Provide suicide bereavement support
  • CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

  • Counsellor
  • Generalist Financial Counsellor
  • Rural Financial Counsellor
  • Counselling Support Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Case Coordinator Counsellor
  • Program Manager
  • Program or Service Coordinator
  • Community Worker
Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Course Duration: Approximately 6 – 12 months
Delivery Mode Options: Classroom | Online | Workplace | Combination of above
Attendance Requirements: This course has mandatory attendance requirements. Please refer to the individual course information sheet
Vocational Placement: Not applicable for this course.