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Diploma of Counselling

4.5 excellent 10 opinions
Open Colleges

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Typology Course
Methodology Online
Duration 24 Months
Start Different dates available
  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    24 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will teach you a range of therapy techniques that you can use to get the best result for your clients. It will also give you the skills necessary to communicate effectively, work within a case management framework, and to refer clients to other services when necessary. Upon completion of the counselling course, you will be job-ready and fully qualified for a career as a professional Counsellor.
Under the guidance of industry experts, you will learn:
The theory of core counselling methodologies used to assist clients and how to select and apply these on an individual basis.
The art of establishing and maintaining counselling relationships.
How to communicate effectively with clients and co-workers.
The knowledge and skills to work within a case management framework.
Studying Open Colleges’ CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling provides you with a great mix of theory and practice, ensures you get the most up-to-date training for in-demand treatment areas, and makes certain you are able to deal effectively with paperwork and case management.
Delivered by Open Colleges in partnership with industry leader Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT), this course is perfect for caring individuals who want to make a meaningful difference in their clients’ lives.
This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.
Articulation pathway with Charles Sturt University:
Open Colleges has formalised articulation with Charles Sturt University. After graduation from this course you may wish to undertake the:
Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) and receive 18 months of credit transfer into a 3 year degree; OR
Bachelor of Social Work and receive 12 months of credit transfer into a 4 year degree .
Hoping to go to uni?
If you plan to enrol in a social science or social work degree with Charles Sturt University when you complete this course, you’d be...

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Reviews on this course

What I would highlight: It was an excellent course, although I found a few of the assessments hard to understand with some mix up of spelling. Assessors were brilliant!
What could be improved: .
Course taken: Octubre 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
John Duthie
What I would highlight: This was helpful to me because I'm disabled. The material was excellent, and up to date. The tutor answered question promptly. I received much education by just reading the comments by the trainer. Superb!
What could be improved: Nothing
Course taken: Julio 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
What I would highlight: OC was honestly the best people to study with. Student support is excellent and the payments are easy.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: Junio 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

Social Work
Care Management
Social Science

Course programme

Provide intake counselling legally and ethically
  • Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • Work legally and ethically
Working with diversity
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Build the relationship with the client
  • Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
Research and apply counselling theories
  • Research and apply personality and development theories
  • Apply learning theories in counselling
Use counselling therapies to support people experiencing loss and grief
  • Select and use counselling therapies
  • Provide loss and grief support
Manage case plans for the delivery of problem gambling services
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
Support victims of domestic violence
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Support people with mental health issues
  • Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • Work with people with mental health issues
Reflect on and improve own practices
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
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