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.
CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling - DC
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake generic counseling work involving skills and knowledge in counseling and high-level communication in a range of commonly used modalities, referral and working within a case management framework. It is recommended but not mandatory that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas The exercise of independent judgment and decision-making The application of relevant technical and other skills.Applications must have Reading and Writing ability in English equivalent to year 12. Check you LLN Status Click here
Career Opportunities/Vocational Outcomes
- Problem gambling worker
Learners can gain credit into other Diplomas with relevance such as the Diploma of Community Services.
Students to be able to complete the course in their own time frame over a 12 month period.
The course Estimated Study hours: - 29x hours per week = 12 months - 40x hours per week = 6 months - 100 hours of practical exposure during the above time frames
The course is self paced, which allows students to commence daily.
This course is a self paced course which means students take control of their study and can complete the course at their own pace. The theory is delivered using our online learning portal, combined with practical work experience which must be completed within industry via correspondence. Students are required to use Google Chrome or Firefox as their browser to complete the online training components.
Students may be required to complete written and oral exams, participate in simulated activities, complete assignments, presentations, vocational projects and role plays. This course required students to complete hours on the job, which can be done as a volunteer or paid work. In regards to the practicals this course will requires face to face time and contact within a Counselling environment. You will be given a workbook and third party practical sign off sheet, and required to give it to the supervising counsellor within the work place of your choice. Most students do around 100 hours practical to help support them to get jobs, there is no set amount of hours however strongly endorsed a minimum of 100 hours, as it is competency based training. There is no limit to experience hours and it is in your best interest to gain as much experience as possible, to help support the pathway into employment positions. Some workplaces require you to have insurance in place prior to commencing any practical. In this instance we have a company who offers Training Insurance at a very cheap rate they can be found here Volunteer Work Experience Insurance- Click here You will be given a Logbook and third party observation check list with a series of items to be witness while in the workplace.This will be required to be signed off during your time in the centre by a suitably qualified person. You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence, logbook, and journal throughout your work experience. Some workplaces may require you to have insurance in place prior to commencing any practical. In this instance we have a company who offers Training Insurance at a very cheap rate they can be found here Volunteer Work Experience Insurance Click here at own cost. Statutory checks may apply. These differ from state to state and course to course. Many governments charge fees to issue these Certificates however sometimes these are free when working as a volunteer. National Criminal Record Check Prior to commencing work placement, students will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check ( CRC ) to obtain a National Police Certificate. Click here Working with Children Checks are now mandatory in most States and Territories in Australia. The requirement for suitability checks for staff and volunteers working with children and young people varies greatly across the nation. The following information and internet sites, are a guide to obtaining information on police clearances and checks. Remember that child care workers need to fulfil the checking and clearance requirements of the State in which they are working as there are no checks required on a national basis.
|Australian Capital Territory||The ACT government released a discussion paper for the creation of a screening scheme that stipulates minimum standards for broadly identified child-related occupations and activities. It was proposed that this could be the function of a Commissioner for Children and Young People as outlined in the Position Paper: For a proposed Australian Capital Territory Commissioner for Children and Young People from the ACT Chief Minister's Department, 2004. Criminal history check application forms are covered by the ACT Police Department. Click here At present there are no legal statutes that require people working with children to undergo a police check, although individual organisations may have their own policies in this regard.|
|New South Wales||The NSW Commission for Children and Young People is responsible for the Working with Children Check Click here which covers police checks but only in relation to child related offences. Police Clearances are required to clear the worker for all other offences.. This checklist aims to create workplaces where children are safe and protected, and where the people who work with children are appropriately screened.
The Working With Children Check consists of three elements:
|Northern Territory||The Northern Territory Government has released draft legislation for the creation of a screening scheme that stipulates minimum standards for broadly identified child-related occupations and activities. The Police Department Click here provides information on criminal history checks.At present there are no legal statutes that require people working with children to undergo a police check, although individual organisations may have their own policies in this regard.|
|Queensland||The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian ( Queensland ) is responsible for the blue card Click here ( criminal history checks ) for people wanting to commence employment or volunteer work with children, and covers police checks.|
|South Australia||Obtaining criminal history reports is embedded in the Children's Protection Act. Further information is available at the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. Click here|
|Tasmania||The Commissioner for Children Tasmania released a consultation paper discussing proposals for the government to introduce policies and procedures for Tasmanian organisations to screen individuals who seek to work with children in a voluntary or paid capacity. Criminal history record checks are provided by the Tasmanian Police Department. Click here At present there are no legal statutes that require people working with children to undergo a police check, although individual organisations may have their own policies in this regard.|
|Victoria||The Victorian Parliament has enacted the Working with Children Check Click here to provide a screening process for individuals who seek to work with children in a voluntary or paid capacity. The new procedures are now in place. The Victorian Police provides a service to individuals and organisations in Victoria wishing to obtain national police certificates for employment, voluntary work and occupation related licensing or registration purposes. Criminal history record checks are provided by the Police Department. Click here|
|Western Australia||A Working with Children Check Click here is a new criminal record check that is compulsory for people who carry out child-related work in Western Australia. Working with Children Checks are very different from a National Police Check Click here conducted by the WA Police, which many employers may currently require of their employees or volunteers.|
Recognition of Prior Learning
Participants with previous training and/or experience may apply for RPL. Participants, who have completed courses with equivalent / matching learning outcomes, will be granted credit transfer. Click here to watch the RPL video and understand our process.
Qualifications are issued by RTO: 31486 Click here and are Nationally Recognised throughout Australia under the ( AQF ) Australian Qualification Framework.
Course cost $3000.00, payments are made in line with our fee policy found in our Terms and Conditionshttp://distancecolleges.com.au/tcs/ and Student Handbook Click here in relation to fees in advance. We ensure that fees paid in advance of course delivery are protected by having such funds entered into accounts as "Unearned Income," which may not be drawn upon until such time as delivery has commenced. We have a Set Fee Structure for all of its training courses which consists of a Maximum of $1000.00 Enrolment and a $500.00 commencement fee, allowing the final amount to be paid at completion.
To achieve this course, the qualification packaging rules requires completion of 17 units:
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|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|
|CHCCSL005||Research and apply learning theories in counselling|
|CHCCSL006||Select and use counselling therapies|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes( Note pre-requisite CHCCSL002 )|
|CHCCSM005||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV001||Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|