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Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

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  • Duration

    18 months Blended Online/The Hub

  • Location

    Online / The Hub, 25-41 Arunga Ave, Norlane

  • Fees

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  • Next intakes

    May

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Overview

CHC51015 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, microcounselling 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 Job Titles May Include:

  • Counsellor
  • Case Worker/Case Manager
Note: Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, the possible job titles above have been included as a guide only.

Delivery

Course Structure

Total number of units = 17, 13 core units and 4 elective units – these units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

This course is delivered using a blended learning approach – students are required to attend 16 days of face to face classroom based learning over the 13 month period combined with the viewing of weekly online webinars and tutorials. The classroom workshops are currently via Zoom video communication due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19. They are on Fridays and Saturdays. Face to face workshops will recommence when safe to do so.

Work Placement

There are no mandatory hours for the delivery of this qualification. Practical skills are developed in live counselling sessions which are supported by trainers who currently work in the industry.

 

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Timetable

LocationDays Per WeekStart DateDuration
Blended1 day per week
Tuesdays
7pm-8:30pm
18/05/2021 18 monthsEnrol Now
Blended1 day per week
Wednesdays
11am-12:30pm
19/05/2021 18 monthsEnrol Now
Blended1 day per week
Thursdays
7pm-8:30pm
20/05/2021 18 monthsEnrol Now

Units

Units of Study

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling requires the completion of the following 17 units of competency (including 13 core units and 4 electives)

Core Units

  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • CHCCSL001
    Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL002
    Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • CHCCSL003
    Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • CHCCSL004
    Research and apply personality and development theories
  • CHCCSL005
    Apply learning theories in counselling
  • CHCCSL007
    Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCCCS019
    Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCSM005
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CHCCSL006
    Select and use counselling therapies

Elective Units

  • CHCDFV001
    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • CHCFAM003
    Support people to improve relationships
  • CHCCCS003
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS014
    Provide brief interventions

Fees

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This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

 

Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

Am I eligible for a funded place?

You may be eligible for funding support from the State or Commonwealth Government under a range of training support and incentive programs.

The Victorian Government Skills First funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to students who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

The Skills First funding is an entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised training that can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.

However, please note, undertaking this course may affect your eligibility for funded training with the Victorian Government in the future, as:

  • You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses in a year.
  • You can’t do more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time.
  • You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your life.

Diversitat Training will check your eligibility before offering you a funded place. Information on how to prepare for your eligibility assessment is here: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Understand/Pages/eligibilityassessment.aspx

If you are eligible for funding, the Victorian Government Skills First can contribute to the cost of your training.

For more information on Skills First Funding, visit;

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/students.aspx

Entry Requirements

The CHC National Training Package indicates that there are no qualification or other entry requirements for this qualification.

 

Diversitat recommended entry requirements:

  • To be able to pass a Working With Children Check and National Police Check
  • 18 years of age
  • Certain level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement

Technology Requirements

Diversitat Training qualifications require students to have an intermediate understanding of the use of computers and the internet. If they do not have skills at the required level they will be provided with additional support such as one on one training, mentoring and peer support. Students are recommended to have access to a computer and a broadband internet connection at home.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

All students are assessed prior to enrolment to ensure they achieve competence at the required ACSF level utilising Diversitat’s Qualification Suitability Assessment tool (LLN Robot) and during the pre-training review interview.

The tool assesses Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication and Learning skills; as well as the applicant’s suitability for the specific qualification applied for.

A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted prior to enrolment to determine the ACSF levels of the student. The assessment tools used are accompanied by a marking guide. This marking guide ensures consistency between assessors. All staff undertaking assessment of the completed ACSF pre training assessment tools have received training in this task.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge you have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.

To obtain Recognition of Prior Learning you must satisfy the requirements for the entire unit, not just some parts of it.

If you believe you qualify, we will formally assess your existing skills and knowledge and determine if they can count towards your qualification and shorten the period of training. This will take into account;

  • work-related training courses
  • on-the-job skills and work experience
  • volunteer and community work
  • a combination of all of the above

Fees for RPL are determined based on units and nominal hours.

Credit Transfer

Obligation to recognise qualifications and statement of attainments (Credit Transfer)

It is our obligation to recognise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs which align to your proposed course of study. This is known as Credit Transfer (CT).

You may be eligible for credit transfer of units if you have studied before. This means you will not need to repeat a unit if you can provide certified evidence of successfully completing a unit that is equivalent to a unit currently included in a course or traineeship.

To apply for a Credit Transfer you will need to present the original certified copy of Qualification or Statement of Attainment and a transcript clearly indicating the course and units undertaken and results obtained. This should take place prior to the commencement of the course.

If you are a full fee paying student, You will need to provide the evidence within 2 weeks of your enrolment application or you will be charged tuition for those units.

There is no fee for Credit Transfer.

FAQs

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be issued with a certificate for this qualification within 30 calendar days. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity / Reasonable Adjustment

Modification or adjustments may be made to the learning materials and methods suitable to the student.

At times students may require adjustment to assessment (for example students with a physical disability). By applying reasonable adjustment, aiming to respect the student’s learning needs, whilst delivering quality training, and promote access and equity consistently to all students ensures a fair and reasonable assessment and work judged on merit, demonstrating no victimisation nor discrimination.

For more information about reasonable adjustment please visit the Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.

Important

Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, any possible job titles above have been included as a guide only. Completing a qualification does not guarantee a license by an industry regulator within the course jurisdiction. There are no guaranteed employment or qualification outcomes in the VET sector.

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$340.00$50.00$100.00$490.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$68.00$50.00$100.00$218.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$9,775.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$9,775.00

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