Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

The Diploma of Counselling is a nationally recognised course that provides the first step towards a career in Counselling and entry into the counselling profession. This course provides students with general counselling skills and knowledge including; communications skills, knowledge of a range of commonly used counselling modalities, referral skills and the ability to work within an organisations policies and procedures.

Course Name:

Diploma of Counselling


Qualification Code:



Level of Qualification

Vocational Education and Training Diploma



Minimum: 1 year 
Maximum: 3 years


Number of Subjects:



Study Load:

Full-time:  3 subjects per term
Part-time: 1 or 2 subjects per term



On campus : Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne & Online


Award Title:

Diploma of Counselling


Areas of study include:

  • introduction to counselling theories
  • client support
  • ethics and legal issues
  • case management
  • counselling skills
  • domestic and family violence

For more information, see ‘course structure’ 

Course Structure

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