Diploma of Counselling - CHC51015

William Blue College of Hospitality Management

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It 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.


17 units: 13 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

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

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Provider CRICOS: 00246M (NSW)

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William Blue College of Hospitality Management at Torrens University Australia (TUA) is a leading Australian private hospitality college offering bachelor degrees, associate degrees and diploma courses that specialise in culinary management, event management, tourism and hospitality management. What makes our learning experience truly unique is not just our strong focus on theory, technique and outstanding academic results, but our push towards developing the careers of our students to maximise their global employability.

William Blue Dining TUA’s award-winning student training restaurant open to the public. With a seating capacity of 60 places, it’s open to the public for lunch and dinner, and gives vocational students the chance to learn upmarket food and beverage service skills in a live environment. William Blue Dining showcases the talents required of a hospitality industry professional. The daily interaction with real customers will give you a deeper understanding of the many challenges of the industry – operational, financial or even psychological. This understanding will single you out from less experienced colleagues in the workplace.

Part of the college’s niche is strong engagement with the wider hospitality industry, largely through the operation of William Blue Dining as well as through connections with celebrity chefs such as Giovanni Pilu, Colin Fassnidge and Neil Perry.

Your education is one of the most formative episodes of your life. So your time at William Blue must be tailored for your needs. William Blue courses teach wide reaching principles that are relevant to the individual's dreams and aspirations of our students. We offer a variety of learning methods including on-campus, online, blended learning and practical experience through our multi-award-winning training restaurant and our Industry Placement program. 

At William Blue, we strive to provide a relevant and modern education that not only teaches the skills, but also provides avenues for these skills to be honed in professional environments with real customers. You won’t just learn how to cook; you’ll learn how a successful business is run. You’ll learn how to run a memorably event, how to market a destination to anyone, and more. 

Industry Placements

All William Blue students studying an Associate Degree or above undertake an industry placements with some of the most prestigious hospitality, tourism and events organisations in Australia and the world. A successful industry placement, combined with further work experience or internships, will make you a highly employable and highly skilled professional, ready to work in the hospitality, tourism, events or restaurant sectors.

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