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Diploma of Counselling Skills

Diploma of Counselling Skills

Develop foundational knowledge and ignite your passion for counselling
1 Year Full Time
CRICOS Code: 0101661
Australian Qualification Framework: 5
Available at
ACAP Adelaide, ACAP Brisbane, ACAP Byron Bay, ACAP Melbourne, ACAP Perth, ACAP Sydney
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Be intrigued by the human mind


The Diploma of Counselling Skills (DipCounSk) provides an introduction to the field of counselling and provides graduates with a strong skills foundation and theory base from which to provide community service and counselling support within the community services and health industries.

The course introduces students to counselling theories as well as an understanding of mental health and wellness, ethical and legal practice, and personal and professional development.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.


What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Diploma of Counselling Skills.


Reflective learning and practice
Psychology of health and wellness
Counselling skills
Personal and professional management
Development psychology
Social, legal and ethical frameworks

Course structure

Additional majors

This course is made up of 8 core units

Pathways for future study

Graduates of the Diploma of Counselling Skills can utilise these skills to enhance their current occupation. Completion of the course can also be a pathway to further learning, such as credit towards the Bachelor of Counselling. Please discuss credit for recognition of prior learning with an ACAP team member prior to enrolment.

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Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us
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