Support Clients

VET Diploma Level Module

This module is designed to enable you to use a range of counselling therapies to assist clients in dealing with a variety of life issues. You will also develop the knowledge and skills required to support clients in planning a course of action. Skills and knowledge developed in this module are intended to be applied in the context of counselling work and in delivery of a range of community services. Additional knowledge may be required to address specific workplace requirements.

Learning Elements

The unit of competency CHCCSL506A Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues contains three elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • use techniques from a range of counselling therapies
  • confirm suitability of counselling techniques in specific situations
  • apply counselling techniques to address specific client issues and/or needs

The unit of competency CHCCSL507B Support clients in decision-making processes contains two elements or learning outcomes.  You will learn to:

  • assist clients in clarifying their aims and requirements
  • enable clients to explore possible courses of action

Content Areas

  • Counselling Therapies
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Person-Centred Counselling
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Family Counselling
  • Brief Therapy
  • Selecting Appropriate Counselling Techniques
  • Working with Specific Issues
  • Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Counselling
  • Counsellor Self-Awareness
  • Counsellor Supervision and Support
  • Counselling Therapies Review

Module Duration and Workload

This module involves a total of 96 hours per term of study including course work component, teacher contact, research and related study activities, translating to approximately 8 hours of study per week. Students will need to allocate additional time for the completion of assessment activities related to the module.