Australian Learning Group

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Australian Learning Group

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095788F

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


If you are planning to start the journey to having 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 various communication techniques such as micro-counselling and interviewing skills drawing on varied therapies to assist clients.

Some of the concepts you will encounter include:

Nature and nurture
Lifespan development theories
Freudian concepts
Piaget’s stages of cognitive development
Erikson’s psychosocial stages
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
Bowlby’s attachment theory

After receiving plenty of face-to-face training and role plays 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 simulated Clinical Practice module allowing you to use your newly acquired skills with real or simulated clients.

Job Outcomes

The outcomes for this course are the achievement of knowledge, skills and attributes to fulfil the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities.

Potential job outcomes may include:

Therapeutic Case Worker/Manager
Counselling Support Worker
Group Facilitator
Family Support Worker
Pastoral Support Worker/Carer
Education/Psychosocial Support
Prevention and Early Intervention Worker

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 9,160 Per Year Read more2,290 per term, 13,740 for the entire course
Start date: 30 January 2023
24 April 2023
17 July 2023
Duration: 18 months Read more6 Terms (78 Weeks)
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

Level 4, 243 Edward Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

International students must be 18 years of age or above

Year 12 or equivalent and above, and

English Language Entry Requirements:
• IELTS score 6.0 minimum (no lower than 5.5 in each band); or
• Cambridge First Certificate of English – score 169; or
• TOEFL Internet based (iBT) score 60; or
• Occupational English Test (OET) level B; or
• PTE Academic score 50


Australian Learning Group
Sydney Campus
Building 5B, Level 3, 1-59 Quay Street Sydney New South Wales 2000