Australian Learning Group

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Australian Learning Group

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095788F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Studying our Counselling Course at 4Life College will give you the ability to become a skilled and aware counsellor, as well as provide you with skills that will be extremely helpful in a variety of career pathways.

If you are planning to embark on a career in counselling, are looking to improve your current career or want to further your own personal development our framework ensures you will be getting the most out your studies.

As part of our counselling course you will become familiar with evidence-based counselling models, strategies and therapies as well as techniques from strength-based therapy.

These are some of the concepts you will encounter:

  • Mindfulness
  • Feedback Informed Therapy Framework
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Spirituality
  • Positive Psychology

After receiving plenty of face-to-face training, role plays and simulations to make sure you feel ready and confident to take the next step, you will be able to apply what you have learned in our student clinic. Our student clinic is a supervised real-life counselling clinic that allows you to use your newly acquired skills with real clients.

Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

Potential job outcomes for those qualified with a Diploma of Counselling may include:

  • Social worker
  • Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor
  • Youth worker
  • Case Management Supervisor
  • Case Worker or Case Manager
  • Community Services Worker
  • Community Services Manager
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Student Counsellor

A study pathway to a suitable bachelor’s degree.

Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Units of Competency

The Diploma of Counselling is made up of 17 units of competencies, which are made up of 13 core and 4 elective units.

Unit Code Unit Title

CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL007 Support clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCCCS019 Recognize and respond to crisis situations

CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories

CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling

CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically.

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Course opportunities

Start date: 11 July 2022
04 October 2022
30 January 2023
Duration: 18 months
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

Level 4, 243 Edward Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.
  • The course is aimed at students 20 years of age and over.

IELTS - 6.0 (with no individual band under 5.5); TOEFL - Internet Based 60; Cambridge English - CAE 169; PTE Academic - 50; OET - B.


Australian Learning Group
Sydney Campus
Level 1, 333 Kent Street Sydney New South Wales 2000