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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

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LocationDays Per WeekStart DateLength of Study
Geelong1 days per week (day course)20 Feb 201918 months

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:

Note: Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, the possible job titles above have been included as a guide only.

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.

Face to face classroom based learning.

Work Placement

There are no mandatory hours for the delivery of this qualification, however students are required to undertake 10 personal counselling sessions to assist with their development of couselling theories as part of the completion of this qualification

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level

Overall ACSF levels for this course
LEARNINGL3
READINGR3
WRITINGW3
ORAL COMMUNICATIONOC3
NUMERACYN2

 

Work Placement

Diversitat organises and administers work placements to students during course services where required. The opportunity of work placement provides:

  • The student with the opportunity to gain real world experience in their chosen industry;
  • The student to gain initial access to a potential future employer; and
  • The host employer to support and ‘test’ a student as a potential employee.

Workplace learning programs are to achieve curriculum outcomes and enhance the vocational, educational and social development of students.

Diversitat ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.

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Day Course - 18 months 1 day per week

Units of Study

This program consists of 17 Units of Competency: 13 Core Units and 4 Elective Units. A sample of elective units has been included below.

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

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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.

Pre-Training Review (pre- enrolment process)


To ensure that you enrol in a course that is the most suitable and appropriate and one that will offer you the best opportunity for success, prior to enrolment you will be required to undertake a Pre Training Review, which includes;

Pathways conversation

We will discuss with you and record your responses;

  • your aspirations and interests and consider how this will lead you to the job you want or to further study
  • the skills, experiences and education you already have
  • how your language, literacy and numeracy skills will best suit the course
  • how we can ensure the learning strategies and materials suit you
  • If you need support with access and the use of technology
  • How you prefer to study
  • If you need any other support to help you

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Recognition of Prior Learning (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

There is 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.

Course Fees and Charges


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). To view the course fees for this course please click on button to view course fees on this web page.

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.

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

Student Handbook


The Student Handbook contains important information which individuals should read before enrolling in a course at Diversitat Training.
The handbook contains detailed information including:

  • Section A Training and Assessment
  • Section B Student application and enrolment
  • Section C Fees and charges, including fee waivers, and exemptions
  • Section F Students Rights and Responsibilities
  • Section G Policies

The Student Handbook can be downloaded from Student Information page.

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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$347.20$2.80$350.00

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
Concession not available for Diploma course
Concession not available for Diploma course

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$9,800.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$9,800.00

Additional Information

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 awarded a qualification. 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.

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