Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Quick course guide

Course Code:

CHC51015

Course Length:

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Study Modes:

On-campus in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide or online delivery, which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops, or a combination of both.

Modules:

9

This VET qualification provides the skills and knowledge in counselling and high level communication required to undertake work within the community services industry.

Students are required to attend on-campus workshops which provide opportunities to put their skills into practice. On successful completion of this course, students are eligible for direct entry into the second year of ACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) or Bachelor of Psychological Science with credit for eight out of 24 non-psychology units of study, and direct entry into the second year of ACAP’s Bachelor of Social Work with credit for six units of study.

This course contains 17 units of competency, all needing successful completion, in order to be gain the qualification. 17 units of competency have been clustered into nine subjects.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification:

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, ACAP reserves the right to transition you into the updated course. If this becomes necessary, ACAP will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete the updated course.

ACAP’s student entry procedure can be found here.

Entry Criteria/Prerequisites

Meet one of the following requirements:

Meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above in a non-trade area; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education; or 
  • Completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) at exit level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both literacy and numeracy.
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Campuses

ACAP’s Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 is available on-campus in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide, or by online delivery, which combines online study with compulsory on-campus weekend workshops. You can also study the Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 in mixed mode, a combination of online delivery and on-campus study.

Course Duration and Start Dates

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

2016
Trimester 1: Monday 15 February, 2016
Trimester 2: Monday 30 May, 2016
Trimester 3: Monday 19 September, 2016

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What will I learn?

Areas of study include:

Areas of study include:

  • counselling skills
  • introduction to counselling theories
  • client support
  • ethics and legal issues
  • case management
  • crisis intervention
  • group working skills
  • domestic and family violence
  • trauma informed care
  • mental health

For more information, see the course guide

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Study Modes

On-campus study in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Melbourne
On-campus study requires you to attend one class per week for each of the subjects you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

On-campus study in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Melbourne
On-campus study requires you to attend one class per week for each of the subjects you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

Online delivery
With online delivery you can study anywhere, anytime. All classes have an online class space containing course materials, discussion forums and announcements, student profiles and assessment drop boxes and are accessible to the class group and the teacher.

You can choose to study each of your subjects in different modes, subject to availability, to create a study mode that fits your lifestyle. You can select different modes of study for different subjects in a given trimester and you can change the mode of study you select when you enrol each trimester. To find out which subjects are offered online, please refer to our course sequence for more information.

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Fees

Maximum tuition fee $14,355. This is based on the 2016 course fee for a standard full-time enrolment of 12 months. Course fees subject to annual review.

Maximum tuition fee $14,355. This is based on the 2016 course fee for a standard full-time enrolment of 12 months. Course fees subject to annual review.

VET FEE-HELP may be available to eligible students. To receive VET FEE-HELP you will also need to meet the following requirements:

• Provide a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student's completion of year 12; or

both:

• Completion of a skills assessment, where you will need to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy;

and

• ACAP reasonably believes that you display that competence.

For more information on course fees and VET FEE-HELP including eligibility criteria, visit our fees page.

For assistance from our course advisors, call 1800 061 199 or email info.acap@navitas.com.

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Workshops

On-campus workshops form a vital part of the assessment and experiential learning process, providing students with face-to-face training in practical skills.

On-campus workshops form a vital part of the assessment and experiential learning process, providing students with face-to-face training in practical skills.

Workshops are held at ACAP's Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne campuses and are compulsory for online delivery or mixed mode students, depending on the subjects studied. For more information on ACAP’s Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 workshops, click here

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Course Structure 

For more information, see our Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 course guide.

Course Structure

For more information, see our Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 course guide.



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Testimonials

Testimonial

James McElroy

I am now studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science after graduating from a Diploma of Counselling.

The big thing for me at ACAP is that age is not a barrier, it's how much you enjoy and appreciate what you're doing that makes you a success...Read more