Counselling Process and Relationship

VET Diploma Level Subject

This subject is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to support clients to identify and work though concerns, and to manage the overall counselling process to its conclusion. You will gain an understanding of effective counselling relationships and the skills needed to initiate and facilitate ongoing counselling relationships within an ethical and legal framework.

Learning Elements

The unit of competency CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process contains four elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • Support clients to identify concerns
  • Support clients to work through concerns
  • Monitor the counselling process
  • Bring the counselling process to an end

The unit of competency CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically contains 3 elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

Content Areas

  • Key stages of the counselling process
  • Counselling relationship
  • Referral process
  • Monitoring and reviewing the counselling process
  • Ending the counselling process
  • Recording and reporting the counselling process
  • Self - awareness
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Workplace practice
  • Managing ethical challenges and dilemmas

Subject Duration and Workload

This subject involves a total of 132 hours per term of study including course work component, teacher contact, research and related study activities, translating to approximately 11 hours of study per week. Students will need to allocate additional time for the completion of assessment activities related to the subject.