Course Code: CHC51015

Embrace a rewarding career as a counsellor– a chance to make a meaningful and positive difference to people’s lives as well as a valuable contribution to society. The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling offers participants a career that could see them giving back as much as they get and an opportunity to better their community or other's communities. 

  • Studying online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
  • Access to
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 17 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    This qualification offers a practical and theoretical foundation for effective counselling. It provides you with training and experience that will enable you to work in either an agency or private practice. During the course, you’ll learn empathy and rapport building as you develop the micro-skills that every counsellor needs to create a fruitful therapeutic relationship with their clients.

    As a counsellor you may perform such tasks as:

    • Mediate in conflict resolution sessions
    • Facilitating group sessions
    • Find solutions to mental, lifestyle and emotional problems of your clients
    • Work with other medical practitioners as part of a health management team

    Course Features

    Online Learning offers participants a unique combination of e-learning methodologies that are fully supported and highly integrated:

    • Study when it suits – with no set class timetable, you can study when and where you like, tailoring your education to suit lifestyle, family, and employment commitments
    • Course Material - Have all your textbooks sent directly to you and have your mentor choose and deliver other tailored educational material in both hard copy and electronic form 
    • Structured learning – regular timed intakes mean you can look forward to a structured learning environment. This ensures continuous progression via the benefits of flexible Online Learning
    • Full access to resources – detailed course materials, student email, forums, live chat, podcasts, recorded lectures, quizzes and assessments, links to external resource materials and videos.
    • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

    Course Duration

    This course is delivered over a period of two years. 

    Workplace Assessment

    As part of your course you are required to have access to a Counselling environment for some practical assessment tasks. 


    Graduates receive the award CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. 

    Entry Requirements

    To gain entry into CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling it is recommended 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 judgement and decision-making
    • The application of relevant technical and other skills.

    Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) options are also available for students on request and assistance will be provided to determine eligibility. Each student requesting RPL will be interviewed and they should provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application and may be assessed on the job. On the job assessments can be conducted to assess current skills and knowledge.

  • Unit Outline

    All units must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma.

    Unit Code
    Unit Name
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    CHCCSL006Select and use counselling therapies
    CHCCSL007Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
    CHCCSL002Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
    CHCCSM005Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    CHCCSL004Research and apply personality and development theories
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    CHCCSL003Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
    CHCCSL005Apply learning theories in counselling
    CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    CHCFAM003Support people to improve relationships
    CHCCCS014Provide brief interventions
    CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
    CHCCCS003Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing this course, you could pursue a career as a:

    • Intake Worker
    • Family Advisor
    • Support Worker
    • Family Support Worker
    • Careers Counsellor
    • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
    • Family and Marriage Counsellor
    • Rehabilitation Counsellor
    • Student Counsellor
    • Counsellors
  • Price and Payment Options

    Option 1 – Save 15%

    Save 15% ($895) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $5,055

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $57 a week! Total course cost: $5,950


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