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Offering Info

Diploma of Counselling

  • National Course Code: CHC51015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC51015-01V01-19WLG-039

Location – Wollongong Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

16

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
This Diploma course will support you to develop your understanding of Counselling theories and practice. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop your communication and counselling skills. However, this course is not accediated by a Counselling Association and this qualification will not allow you to register as a professional Counsellor.

You are responsible for travel costs for any field trips.

Further information will be provided at commencement of course.

STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health?s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health?s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at NSW Health website.

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN?S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free if over 18) in line with the Office of Children?s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. For further information visit the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian website and search for Working With Children Check.

AGED CARE WORK
Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Police Check. For further information visit the Australian Federal Police website and search for National Police Checks.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
During the practical CPR assessment you will be required to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR both on an infant and adult mannequin placed on the floor. This is the training package requirement and you should consider your ability to perform this assessment task before enrolling.
Day/s: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Time: 9:30am to 2.30pm Block: A Floor: 2 Room: 08A. Learner Support is available on Wednesdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a fee exemption. In claiming the exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accordance with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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 your chosen 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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCGMB001 Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Wollongong Campus
Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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