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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Case Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Intake Counsellor

Are you looking to learn the skills and knowledge to become a professional counsellor? The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling is the course you have been looking for.

Subjects covered in this course include: establishing the counselling relationship, selecting counselling therapies and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 160 hours for this course.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

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Job Outcomes

  • Case Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Intake Counsellor

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

Please see the Course Guide for full details of the requirements for enrolment in the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning and/ or Credit Transfer may be available. Please enquire for more information.

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


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.