CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling
|Duration||52 weeks (1 year) – full-time or part-time distance, online or blended mode|
|Location||Mervic campus, on-campus simulated environment/room, and actual workplace (placement)|
This qualification 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. This course provides an excellent pathway to Higher Education for specialisation in counselling and psychotherapy.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
As part of this courses, you will develop skills and knowledge in;
- Apply interpersonal and counselling skills
- Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
- Work legally and ethically
- Work with a diverse range of people
- Select and use counselling therapies and case management
- Support the client in grief and loss situations
- Recognise and respond to crisis situations appropriately
- Reflect on and improve professional practice
On completing this qualification, learners are suited to undertake roles such as:
- School Counsellor
- Guidance Officer
- Careers Counsellor
- Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
- Youth Worker
- Pastoral Care Worker
- Substance Abuse Worker
- Disability Respite Worke
There are 17 subjects in the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling.
|Unit of Competency Code||Unit of Competency|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCCSL004||Research and apply personality and development theories|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCCSL005||Apply learning theories in counselling|
|CHCCSL006||Select and use counselling therapies|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Work-Based Training (WBT)
100 hours in an approved care facility over the duration of the course.
All students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at Mervic College.
English Language Requirements
Mervic approved LLN (ACSF level 4-5) or an English Placement Test;
General English with Intermediate level achieved;
Mature-age candidates with relevant industry experience
Completion of Year 12 or higher.
All students are required to undertake a pre-training review that aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner, and relevant experience.
Qualifications offered by Mervic College are based on the principles, guidelines, and standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.
Course Tuition Fee
Subsidy: No government-funded places are available at the moment.
Special discounted fee: $8,500
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