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Counselling Pathway

International students wishing to study the Counselling Pathway must enter at Certificate IV level.  At this level of study it is expected that you study for a minimum of 20 hours of study per week (15 hours face to face classroom based study, two days attendance from 9:30am to 4:30pm and 5 hours self-paced study) including, but not limited to homework, assessment tasks and individual research.

Entry Requirements:

There are no AQF Pre Requisites for this qualification.

AGB Training requires the applicant to successfully complete

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Pre-Training Review
  • Enrolment Application Form

Students are required to have a minimum Year 10 English score or for international students a minimum 5.5 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.  Student must be 18 years or over.

Counselling Pathway Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges Certificate IV Community Services Diploma of Counselling Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Duration* 39-52 weeks 48-61 weeks 52-65 weeks
Application Fee ** $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Amenities Fee ** $ 200 $ 200 $ 200
Administration Fee $ 500 $ 500 $ 500
Tuition Fee $ 4,000 $ 4,000 $ 4,000
Resources Fee $ 200 $ 200 $ 200
Total Fees $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000

* Total Pathway Duration 139 weeks, duration including holidays 178 weeks

** If a student enrols in a second and/or third course AGB Training will waive the Application and Administration Fees for these courses, a saving of $300 -$600

Upon successful completion, students will have gained the knowledge and skills required to apply for further studies in either CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, or pathway to second year entry into Charles Sturt University’s undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Social Work, via online studies or in Australia on campus at Wagga Wagga or Port Macquarie, NSW. For further details and entry requirements to the university pathway, please refer to the website:

(CRICOS 00005F)

092991E CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centered services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Case Worker, Outreach Officer, Health Education Officer, Community Services Worker,  Community Support Worker, Domestic Violence Worker, Welfare Worker, Family Support Worker

Course Duration: 39 weeks

Duration inclusive of holidays: 52 Weeks

092991E CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

092994B Diploma of Counselling

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.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Counsellor

Course Duration 48 weeks

Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks

092994B CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

092998J CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

This qualification reflects the role of workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management, directors or boards of management. They undertake a range of functions requiring the application of knowledge and skills to achieve results in line with the organisation’s goals and strategic directions. At this level, workers have responsibility for planning and monitoring service delivery, recruitment and performance management of other paid or unpaid workers, managing risk and contributing to continuous improvement within the scope of their specific role. This may include management of a specific programs or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Centre Manager Coordinator (large organisation), Community Care Manager (small agency/service), Community Development Manager, Program Area Manager, Community Education Manager, Volunteer Program Manager

Course Duration 52 weeks

Duration inclusive of holidays: 65 Weeks

092998J CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management