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.

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 developing 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 health or community services 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

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Case Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Intake Counsellor