There are no entry requirements listed in the training package for this qualification.
Participants who enter this course are from diverse backgrounds with a distinct interest in helping others to overcome psychological and life challenges and barriers but may not have any experience in the industry or related fields.
As a guide, entrants to this program may:
- have 1-2 years of experience with in a helping role
- hold a certificate IV in a related discipline
- complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly
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.
To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.