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Offering Info

TAFE Statement in Accidental Counselling

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000408-21GLB-195

Location – Goulburn

Study Type

PTD Connected

Course Start Date

06 Oct 2021

Study Commitment

5 Hours per week

Duration

1 Day

  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

Accidental Counsellor training is a practical mental health training workshop that teaches basic counselling skills and principles to people who are not trained counsellors but often find themselves in a 'counselling role by accident' to support a friend, child, colleague, client or in times of meltdowns. This workshop aims to provide non-counsellors with a range of skills to work effectively with people who may be distressed, agitated or in crisis. It gives participants a practical framework for managing these issues whilst achieving a sense of structure and confidence in their work. Learn skills on how to communicate, reflective listening and qualities of effective counsellors, limit setting and boundaries, dealing with crisis, debriefing and self care. Be confident in responding to the expressed emotions and needs of clients and move them to a referral point or practical solution.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this course

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Access to a computer or tablet with internet access, and preferably, a webcam/camera.
  • Headphones and microphone (gaming headset or smartphone headphones will work).
  • Notebook.
  • Pen.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

If you would like to attend one of our virtual information sessions please email communityservicessouth@tafensw.edu.au for further information.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day connected blended-delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class delivered via Connected Classroom, over 1 day.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom.  This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.

Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.

Teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in small groups together, all as though they were in the room with you. Sessions are hosted on Microsoft Teams. This provides all the benefits of classroom workshops working with other students, asking questions with immediate answers from teachers and peers, and encouraging deeper discussions and learning with the flexibility of online learning, as well as enabling us to provide training to a much wider range of communities and people.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • May often find themselves in a counselling role by accident, to support a friend, child, colleague, customer or stranger, in times of distress or difficulty.
  • This short course aims to provide non-counsellors with a range of basic counselling skills and principles.

Participants will gain a practical framework for managing issues and a sense of structure and confidence as they support people.

Participants will learn:

  • Active listening techniques.
  • Key features of two counselling approaches.
  • The importance of boundaries and self-care.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This is a Connected Learning course. This means you will join your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom and will participate in learning activities via video or web conferencing technology. Depending on the course, you may be able to join the class from your local TAFE NSW campus, or from anywhere with a good internet connection, such as your home. Much like a regular class, you will have scheduled times of attendance. The specific attendance requirements for this course are below.

This course is currently scheduled via connected classroom on Wednesday 6 October 2021 from 10.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
800-000408A Accidental Counselling

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Goulburn
Cnr Verner & View Streets, Goulburn
Phone 131 601

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