CHC51015Diploma of Counselling


If you’re someone people come to when they need support, studying counselling with Prime Learning will help you turn your natural strength into a career in counselling.

This diploma will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to help people with a range of personal and social issues. Learn how to support people in a crisis, work with relationship issues and understand a range of development theories.

You’ll learn to:

  • Work within a structured counselling process
  • Support people in crisis
  • Understand a range of development theories
  • Work with relationship issues
  • Work with families and groups
  • Work within an ethical framework

Career opportunities:

  • Counsellor
    Counsellors assist people to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves. They achieve this by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy and helping their clients to take action.

    CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

    Our CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling has 17 units structured into 3 major clusters of learning. Each cluster contains units grouped into core study areas that are covered during the 12-month qualification.

    The units within each cluster are outlined in the table below.

    Cluster 1
    Unit Code Unit Name
    CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
    CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship
    CHCCSL007 Support clients in decision-making processes
    Cluster 2
    Unit Code Unit Name
    CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories
    CHCCSL005 Research and apply learning theories in counselling
    CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies
    CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
    CHCCCS017 Provide grief and loss support
    CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    Cluster 3
    Unit Code Unit Name
    CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
    CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve on own professional practice

    Call our wonderful team today – 1800 22 99 33, to discuss your eligibility for any government-funded programs, which may offset some of the costs of your course. Ask them about our many flexible study options, which are available.

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