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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 Months
    160 HR WP

Course Overview

This online course is a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Counselling

If you are looking to take up a career as a counsellor, the Diploma of Counselling by Open Colleges is the perfect course for you.

Topics covered in this online counselling course include: Provide intake counselling legally and ethically, building the relationship, supporting victims of domestic violence and more. Please find a full list of subjects for this counselling course further below.

At the completion of this course, you will be provided a Diploma of Counselling by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197).

Please Note: There is a 160 hour work placement requirement for this course.

Enquire now to start your career in counselling.

Job Outcomes

  • Counsellor
  • Case Worker

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • 18 Years of age
  • Year 12 level of English


Work Placement: 160 hours

CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCSL002 – Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
CHCCSL003 – Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL004 – Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL005 – Apply learning theories in counselling
CHCCSL006 – Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCGMB001 – Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDFV001 – Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCSL007 – Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Enquire now to find out more about this Counselling course.

Fees for Diploma of Counselling depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

Government funding
Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 100 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges has the tools and techniques to suit each individual.