QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Counselling


National Code: CHC51015
TAFE SA Code: TP00941


Description

This course offers a practical and theoretical foundation for effective counselling. It will equip students with counselling skills for effective interactions with clients.

• The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for
Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in
future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course
list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

Duration
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18 months 

Full Time

Counsellor and Community Worker

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Subsidised
$1,444
$4,332
Concession
$874
$2,622
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,199
$12,597
  • Upfront Payment

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    VET Student Loan

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Support worker, problem gambling worker, family liaison worker.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)
    This qualification covers crisis situations, counselling relationship and process, interpersonal and interview skills, personality and development theory, learning theories, counselling therapies, case management, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements and professional practice. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply learning theories in counselling 65
    Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills 60
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management 75
    Establish and confirm the counselling relationship 100
    Facilitate the counselling relationship and process 120
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
    Research and apply personality and development theories 50
    Select and use counselling therapies 70
    Support counselling clients in decision-making processes 120
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25
    Provide loss and grief support 55
    Provide suicide bereavement support 50
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Studies)
    Bachelor of Arts (Law, Policy and Politics)
    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
    Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
    Bachelor of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
    Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Literature)
    Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies)
    Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics)
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