Sequencing and Structure - Up to and including Trimester 1 2016

Diploma of Counselling (CHC51712)*

Please note, the course must be studied in the sequence outlined below.   

Module Name

Embedded Unit/s of Competency

1. CHC8D31V Facilitate the Counselling Process 
[Co-requisite Diploma of Counselling Workshop 1 for Online Delivery Students]

  • CHCCSL501A - Work within a structured counselling framework

  • CHCCSL503B  - Facilitate the counselling relationship

2. CHC8D02V Counselling Interview Skills
[Co-requisite Diploma of Counselling Workshop 1 for Online Delivery Students]

  • CHCCSL502A - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

  • CHCCSL512A - Determine suitability of client for counselling services

3. CHC8D03V Counselling Theories

  • CHCCSL504A - Apply personality and development theories

  • CHCCSL505A - Apply learning theories in counselling

4. CHC8D34V Support Clients
[Pre-requisite Counselling Interview Skills or CHCCSL502A]

  • CHCCSL506A - Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues

  • CHCCSL507B - Support clients in decision-making processes

5. CHC8D35V Responsible Ethical Counselling

  • CHCCSL508B - Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling  practice

  • CHCCS514B - Recognise and respond to individuals at risk

6. HLT7D21V Cultural Diversity and Workplace Legislation

  • HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

  • HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

  • HLTWHS300A - Contribute to Work Health & Safety Processes

7. CHC8D06V Monitor Case Management
[Co-requisite Diploma of Counselling Workshop 2 for Online Delivery Students]


  • CHCCM503C - Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management

8. CHC8D07V Improve Counselling Skills
[Co- requisite Diploma of Counselling Workshop 3 for Online Delivery Students
Pre-requisites: Facilitate the Counselling Process and Support Clients or  CHCCSL501A, CHCCSL503B, CHCCSL507B]


  • CHCCSL509A - Reflect and improve upon counselling skills


Electives - choose only one (1) of the following

9. CHC8D90V Recognise and respond to domestic and family violence

  • CHCDFV301A - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

  • CHCDFV402C - Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence

9. CHC8D91V Support clients with problem gambling issues

  • CHCGMB502A - Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

  • CHCGMB503A - Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

9. CHC8D81V Working in Mental Health

  • CHCMH402B - Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

  • CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues

*Superseded. Updated in line with national industry standards.