Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015

Enrolment and accreditation of qualification awarded by:

Australian Institute of Business and Innovation Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 41585

Noble Training Academy - RTO Code: 70201

Phytodermal Institute of Beauty Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 40542

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Change in packaging rules

Significant changes to core units

Supersedes CHC51712

Qualification Description

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17

• 13 core units

• 4 elective units, consisting of:

◦ up to 4 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

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

CHCCSL006

Select and use counselling therapies

CHCCSL007

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective units 

CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment older people

CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS014

Provide brief interventions

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS018

Provide suicide bereavement support

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDIV003

Promote and manage diversity

CHCFAM002

Work with a child-focused approach

CHCFAM003

Support people to improve relationships

CHCGMB001

Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGMB002

Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCGRP003

Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups

CHCGRP004

Deliver structured programs

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCPRT004

Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families

CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

CHCSET002

Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

CHCYTH001

Engage respectfully with young people

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53