Course Description

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will teach you a range of therapy techniques that you can use to get the best result for your clients. It will also give you the skills necessary to communicate effectively, work within a case management framework, and to refer clients to other services when necessary. Upon completion of the counselling course, you will be job-ready and fully qualified for a career as a professional Counsellor.

How to start a career in Counselling?

In this course, you will learn how to:

•    Apply core counselling methodologies to assist your clients.
•    Establish and maintain positive counselling relationships.
•    Communicate effectively with your clients and co-workers.
•    Work within a case management framework.

Studying Open Colleges’ CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling provides you with a great mix of theory and practice, ensures you get the most up-to-date training for in-demand treatment areas, and makes certain you are able to deal effectively with paperwork and case management.

Delivered by Open Colleges in partnership with industry leader Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT), this course is perfect for caring individuals who want to make a meaningful difference in their clients’ lives.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

Why study Diploma Of Counselling?

  • This nationally recognised qualification includes a practical work placement in a setting of your choosing, so you can practice and perfect what you learn. You'll also have the option to complete your full work placement over two weeks in Fiji.
  • Open Colleges periodically offers optional Skill Development Workshops in major capital cities across Australia, where you can practice develop active listening skills, self awareness, counselling techniques and value awareness in a safe and supportive setting.
  • For people wishing to pursue higher education, Open Colleges has formalised a pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University and Southern Cross University, with credit transfers available for selected courses.
  • Graduates of this course who intend to pursue a social science or social work degree with Charles Sturt University are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship, awarded by Open Colleges. 
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Case Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Intake Counsellor