This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge required for generic counselling work within a case management framework involving expertise in counselling, high level communication in a range of commonly used modalities, and referral.

Entry Requirements:

Relevant employment experience


17 units: 14 core; 3 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management; Recognise and respond to individuals at risk; Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills; Apply personality and development theories; Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues; Support clients in decision-making processes; Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice; Reflect and improve upon counselling skills; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; plus more. Elective streams: Counselling; Client support; Family focus; Group work; Network support and administration; Problem gambling; Settlement work.

Further information:

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended: Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Macquarie Park No info No Full time 1.5 years
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