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Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    1145 hours
  • Course Fee

    3,999 AUD
  • Mode Of Delivery

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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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Course Overview

A degree in counselling is the ideal way to integrate your compassion into a professional qualification and a highly rewarding career. It is possible with IHNA Online’s assistance. You will be ready for the real world when you graduate thanks to our accredited courses, strong connections in the industry, high-quality academics, and unmatched student support.

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.

Mode of Delivery

Mode of Delivery: Online

The course is provided online mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 1145 hours, including self-paced e-learning as per the session plan and online simulation training and assessment.

Students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured self-learning. Weekly support sessions are available for this course if you require any assistance.

Please call our friendly admissions team to know more about the course.

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Career Opportunity

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

What will I study?

17 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 13core units
  • 4 elective 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

  • 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

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 17

13 Core units

4 Elective units

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

However, there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

21 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course

Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 course is required for entry into this course.

Students may undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).

Students over the age of 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.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector

Pathways to this Qualification

  • There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another Registered Training Organization.