TAFE NSW

Diploma of Counselling - CHC51015

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Structure

  • 17 units: 13 core
  • 4 elective

Subjects

  • Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Apply learning theories in counselling
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Research and apply personality and development theories
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
  • Provide individualised support
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Select and use counselling therapies
  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Manage and promote diversity
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
  • Deliver structured programs
  • Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups
  • Support people to improve relationships
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Provide brief interventions
  • Provide suicide bereavement support
  • Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Work with a child-focused approach
  • Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Armidale Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Bankstown College No
  • Full-time : 39 weeks
Bega Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 years
Blue Mountains College, Wentworth Falls Campus No
  • Part-time : 30 weeks
Cooma Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Goulburn Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Kingscliff Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Macquarie Fields College No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Moruya Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Moss Vale Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 years
Mudgee College No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Nirimba College No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Nowra Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Queanbeyan Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Shellharbour Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Ulladulla Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 years
Western Connect No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Wetherill Park College No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Wollongong Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 years
Yass Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bankstown College.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption. Please contact 13 7974 for further information. If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application.

Campuses: Bega Campus, Cooma Campus, Goulburn Campus, Moruya Campus, Moss Vale Campus, Nowra Campus, Queanbeyan Campus, Shellharbour Campus, Ulladulla Campus, Wollongong Campus, Yass Campus.

Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources to support your learning. The following resources can be sourced directly by the student:1. Geldard, D, Geldard, K, Yin Foo, R, (2017) Basic Personal Counselling 10th Edition Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd. This text is also available as an e-book with TAFE NSW library. 2. Gehart, Diane R, (2015) Theory and Treatment Planning in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2nd Edition, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd.

Campuses: Macquarie Fields College.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption. Please contact 13 79 74 for further information. If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application.

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