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Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)



Target audience: People interested in a career in mental health, drug and alcohol counselling, youth work, domestic violence, women's refuge, neighbourhood centre and community agencies work and quality assurance management and consultancy

Course summary: 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.

The course includes 17 units, 13 core units and 4 elective units. Examples of the core units covered in the course include:

The course is a competency based training program and will take a minimum of 12 months to complete determined on individual levels of current competence and recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: Face to face (eight blocks)

Financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Yes


Gallang Education and Training
31 Thomas Street
West End Qld 4101
Ph: (07) 3844 2283
Fax: (07) 3844 2295


Last updated: 7 November 2017
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