Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling


This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice.

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Marr Mooditj Training requires that those seeking entry to this qualification meet either of the following:

1. A completed Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315), or

2. Currently working in the relevant industry.

Each application for this course will be individually assessed.

Course Outline
Total number of units: 17
Core units: 13
Elective units: 4
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations Core
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Core
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills Core
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Core
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories Core
CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling Core
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies Core
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes Core
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Elective
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support Elective
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide Elective
CHCCSL512A Determine suitability of client for counselling services Elective


The full qualification will be delivered over 12 months, five blocks of three weeks, face-to-face delivery.

Six weeks work placement with relevant industries who provide third party observation.


Please contact Marr Mooditj Training to register your interest in this qualification.

  • Counsellor
  • Youth worker
  • Community service worker
  • Disability support worker

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