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Diploma of Counselling (CHC51708)



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 course is nationally recognised and accredited by the Australian Government and will equip students with the knowledge, skills, values and experience to perform competently as a counselling practitioner. This course is designed to give students an insight into current couselling theories and will provide a solid grounding in basic counselling and communication techniques. Students will also learn how to apply the skills taught in the classroom to a client-therapist relationship. The course has a strong focus on professional ethics and respect for the client-counsellor relationship. The theory and practice of counselling are suitably interrelated to enable the practitioner to feel confident when entering the counselling profession.

The course includes 14 compulsory units and three 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: Flexible (face-to-face, self paced or in blended delivery modes with 2 block studies)

Financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Not specified


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


Last updated: 8 June 2017
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