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Kickstart your career in counselling
More and more Australians are experiencing the support and relief of seeing a qualified counsellor when in need. Counsellors assist people during difficult times and with emotional issues. A trained counsellor can provide much more than a listening ear (although this is an im...

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Top 7 basic counselling microskills
If you’re looking for a career in the world of counselling, then it’s important to understand the range of skills that a good counsellor should build up before undertaking a career in the field.  Microskills are basic counselling skills that allow counsellors to connect w...

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5 types of counselling jobs in Australia
For the compassionate, empathetic, and socially-inclined among us, a career in counselling can be an ideal fit.  Australia’s counselling industry is a massive one on the rise, expecting an approximate 30,500 workers by 2023 (a great leap from 25,900 in 2018). It’s a muc...

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What is counselling?
Developing effective counselling skills may be beneficial for a range of professions and careers. They not only help to build trust and establish rapport but they also promote active listening to ensure that people feel heard and understood. SkillsTalk outline core techni...

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5 careers that may benefit from counselling skills
As awareness for mental health grows ever-more prevalent, counselling and its related skills are only set to grow in demand. Regardless of whether you’re working in the field itself or employed in a similar industry, its skill set has proven valuable to a wide range of roles –...

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8 benefits of having your teenager attend counselling
Navigating adolescence can be a challenge. On top of dealing with new social pressures, physical changes, and academic stress, Beyond Blue statistics have shown that half of all the mental health concerns we experience begin surfacing at around age 14.  While this life sta...

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Counsellor
www.upskilled.edu.au/community-services-counselling-courses What does a Counsellor do? Counsellors give talking therapy to help people deal with emotional issues or difficulties . They work face-to-face with individual clients, couples or small groups.  Read more about ...

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Family Support Worker
  What does a Family Support Worker do?  A family support worker is assigned to at-risk clients through governmental or social service agencies. They assess the needs of the family, help resolve issues and promote wellbeing, human rights and social justice . They may of...

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Mental Health Worker
  What does a Mental Health Worker do? A mental health worker cares for people with mental health issues, substance abuse, poverty and other social problems . They assist psychiatrists, doctors and nurses by monitoring patients/groups, providing therapeutic assistance and ...

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  What does an Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker do? Alcohol and other drugs workers might undertake tasks such as providing support, information and advice to clients about alcohol and other drugs , as well as mental health and addictions.  Read more about the community se...

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Case Manager
What does a Case Manager do? Case managers offer guidance and support to people with a range of physical, circumstantial or mental health issues. They work closely with other support and health providers.  Read more about the community services industry . What are the key...

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Learning and Development Consultant
What does a Learning and Development Consultant do? Learning and development consultants assist with a company’s education and training programs and help implement their learning initiatives. Read more about the management industry. What are the key skills of a Learning ...

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Student Q&A: Lei (Larry) Li
Starting something new during your midlife isn't easy but for Lei (Larry) Li, he relished in the opportunity to study Counselling with Upskilled because he had a burning passion for helping others outside of his day job. While it has been a challenge for him to juggle his...

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Student Q&A: Carolyn Gannon
Coming from a nursing background, Carolyn Gannon knew that her interest in human behaviour was something she wanted to further explore, so studying a qualification in counselling with Upskilled was a stepping stone towards feeding that curiosity. She found that while nurs...

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Student Q&A: Bethanie D'Amico
Bethanie D'Amico from a northern suburb of Perth called Landsdale in Western Australia is an Upskilled student who studied the qualification in counselling. She’s had a long, exciting and varied work and study life, as she explains, “My career began 25 years ago in health...

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Student Q&A: Kate Johnson
Editor's note: Kate successfully completed her studies with Upskilled in December 2017.  Kate Johnson is an Upskilled student currently studying* a qualification in  Counselling . Here, she talks to Upskilled about her study and career journey and why community services i...

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Student Q&A: Lauren Wallis
Lauren Wallis studied the certificate-level qualification in  Leadership and Management as suggested by her boss when given the opportunity to work as a team leader. While having existing leadership skills, the qualification gave her a greater depth of knowledge when it came ...

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Student Q&A: Shalimar Abago
Please note: Upskilled is no longer offering the Management (Learning) course. Please contact our team on 1300 009 924 to discuss other course options. Shalimar Abago completed the BSB80615 - Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) with Upskilled. His efforts for the ...

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What career outcomes can a CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling help me achieve?
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling   Counsellors work with individuals who are going through mental health issues and trauma, providing them the support needed to improve their wellbeing. They are professionals who generally work with individual clients, couples or small group...

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How does the practical assessment work for the CHC51015 -Diploma of Counselling?
Upskilled provides a very practical CHC51015 -  Diploma of Counselling  course. Be a trainee counsellor for a simulated workplace During the course you will be a trainee counsellor for Upside of Counselling (UoC) a simulated workplace where you will be able to complete supe...

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Work Placement Partners
Students who are currently enrolled in the following courses may have the opportunity to work with the organisations below to help them find work placement:   CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) C...

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What is the difference between Vocational Education and Higher Education?
Even when you’ve already decided on your subject area of study, understanding the differences between vocational and higher education and how these relate to you can be complex . We have answered some of your most frequently asked questions about vocational education, higher...

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What is Skills Checkpoint funding?
The Skills Checkpoint program is designed to help older workers find a new way forward and is an initiative of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The Australian Government will invest $17.4 million into the program over four years. This is to provide Austra...

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How do I contact my trainer for my course?
Upskilled understands the importance of continued support, advice, and guidance throughout the learning process. For that reason we ensure our trainers are available to provide feedback on assessments, assist in the understanding of course materials, and answer any quest...

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