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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Our Counselling course teaches students how to support clients through their journey be that changing their lifestyle, going through everyday life or facing a challenge head on.  People from all walks of life can be a counsellor; if you have the desire to help others and work with people then this is a great career path for you.

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, Problem Gambler Worker

Course Duration 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks

Fees and Charges Skills First Government funded student Full-fee-paying student
Administration Fee  $ 100  $ 6,000
Textbook Fee  $ 205.90  $ 205.90
Total  $ 305.90  $ 6205.90

Study Loan finance options available please visit our Payment options page for more information


Packaging rules To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 17 units of competency (13 core units and 4 elective units)

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling – 2018

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:

Course University Credit Points Degree
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling Charles Sturt University Up to 8 Subjects

(64 Credit Points)

Bachelor of Social Work

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