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CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Start your career in Counselling now!

With a rewarding emphasis on helping people and the community, the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling can equip you with the skills and knowledge to work as a counsellor or professional community services worker.

This qualification combines the flexibility of online with ongoing support from a team of mentors.

Online learning includes:

  • interactive assessments
  • online tutorials
  • video chat; and
  • discussion boards

DURATION: 12 months online

ACCREDITATION: This program is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Provided by Churchill Education (RTO: 31430)

17 Units of Competency for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling include: 

13 Core Units  +  4 Elective

Core units:
CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL002 – Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL003 – Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL004 – Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL005 – Research and apply learning theories in counselling
CHCCSL006 – Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCSL007 – Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 – Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIV003 – Promote and manage diversity

Get started straight away in 2017, with courses commencing every Monday

Contact us to discuss your options on: 1800 288 577

Flexible Online study for 12 months.

*Minimum weekly hours recommended to complete in the timeframe.

Online and with mentors who are contactable by phone and email.

Content is available online by videos, podcasts, electornic and hard copy materials


  • Family Support Services
  • Not-for-profit Community Organisations
  • Government Agencies
  • Community/Women’s Health Centres
  • Outreach/Rehabilitation Services
  • Refugee Support Services

Contact us for the latest course fees!

Depending on your eligibility, financial assistance may be available. Please ask our Course Advisors today for further details.

Contact Upskill Learning. Ph: 1800 288 577

There are no pre requisites to enrol to study this qualification.

Students are expected to have Year 12 or equivalent literacy, numeracy and language, plus intermediate computer skills.

Please note:

To gain entry into CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling it is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
  • The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
  • The application of relevant technical and other skills.
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