AWARD COURSE

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.

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Up to 2 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score

Total Fees for the 2 year course
Full Fee
$7,980 - $7,910
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of 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 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
    Engage respectfully with young people 60
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide 110
    Provide loss and grief support 55
    Provide suicide bereavement support 50
    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 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 Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Social Sciences
    Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology (Online program)
    Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability)
    Bachelor of Social Work
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