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CHC51015 – Diploma of
Counselling

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    IHNA considers you as a ‘domestic’ student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

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CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling

Introduction

The nationally recognised CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling equips you with relationship building tools to advance your career in the healing industry. Come and develop your communication skills and emotional intelligence through role-play to work as a social worker or a case coordinator counsellor.

Whether you are new to professional counselling or want to safeguard your career with an industry-recognised qualification, IHNA’s CHC51015 Diploma in Counselling gives you real-world skills and knowledge, underpinned by a strong philosophical framework. Our course equips you to support and empower people, building relationships and fostering personal growth in a diverse range of contexts. With a person centred focus our accredited course integrates theory with skills-based practical experience and supervision to allow you to confidently start your practice or work with other agencies.

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is your pathway to an exciting career as an early counsellor or psychotherapist. In this higher education diploma, you will study the nature of the human mind from a variety of disciplinary perspectives both within psychotherapy and counselling traditions, and outside these traditions through engagements with relevant scientific, philosophical and spiritual disciplines.

Course Start Dates

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Blended Delivery

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Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Jul 3, 2023

Blended Delivery

Sep 4, 2023
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Melbourne CBD

Face to Face

Oct 3, 2022

Blended Delivery

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Perth (SGT)

Blended Delivery

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Course Details

CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling

You could be eligible for
RPL or CT RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

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Amount of Training :  1145 Hours
AQF Level :5
Course Delivery : Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
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Funding

This training is delivered with Western Australian and Commonwealth Government Funding

CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
  • Amount of Training is 1145 Hours
  • Blended
  • Available to domestic and international students

17 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 13 core units
  • 4 elective units

CORE UNITS

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

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Pathway from this qualification

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector.

Potential pathways within the Counselling sector are identified below:

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Occupational titles may include:

  • Counsellor
  • Case Worker
  • Intake Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage Counsellors
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Business and Life Coaches
  • Student Counsellors
  • Youth and Refugee counselling
  • Bereavement counsellors

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling is:

State Funding
Victoria If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0
Western Australia If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $1,449.90 If holds valid concession student pays: $429.60
New South Wales Check with us for Domestic Scholarships

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees

*This training is delivered with Western Australian and Commonwealth Government Funding

Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.

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Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia

MODE OF DELIVERY

BLENDED DELIVERY:

(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)

20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised Online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The blended delivery mode is only available to domestic students on selected campuses and subject to eligibility.

Students must meet additional requirements for Professional Experience Placements as required such as a clear police check, working with children check & immunisations.

*Please call your respective campus location for more details.

  • 16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent possess basic computer skills
  • Applicants will have to demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at Exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review (PTR) when enrolling into the course.
  • Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

The course is assessed using the following 3 methods.

  • Questions
  • Projects
  • Simulations

The questions or knowledge-based assessments are made up of a series of relevant short to medium length questions and multiple-choice options for learners to respond.

The projects assessments require learners to respond to relevant scenarios, case studies and tasks. These can include, writing short or medium length reports or proposals. Analysing data and preparing reports. Templates are provided to assist learners to write policies and produces. Composing appropriate business style emails, preparing notes for meetings, presentations and reflecting on the learning.

The simulation assessments are supervised, in-class or online (real time) simulated activities consisting of various methods. They may include the following: Group and individual projects, role plays, individual and group activities including presentations.

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

What is a L – Portfolio?

L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.

When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.

Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations

Uses of L-Portfolio

Recognition of Prior Learning application:

Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.

This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.

Showcase/Professional L Portfolios

These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.

Learning Portfolios

These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

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