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While undertaking the Diploma of Counselling with TAFE Queensland Brisbane, you will learn a range of counselling and high level communication skills to help others on their transformational journey.

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to undertake generic counselling work in various support worker roles. You will be able to facilitate safe interventions for people at risk, learn the processes of case management, understand how and why people are motivated to change, learn self-awareness and self-reflection skills as well as your legal and ethical responsibilities as a counsellor. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Caboolture, Loganlea, South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 2 years / Blended 2 nights per week
Full time: 12 months / up to 4 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $8,950

Student Loan Available

1300 712 007

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Yvette Allen

Transformational training

"In my years as a self-employed hairdresser I often felt I was counselling clients as much as doing their hair, so it seemed like a natural progression to become a counsellor. I was nervous about returning to study but the amazing support I received from my peers and teachers at TAFE Queensland Brisbane helped my transformation into a counselling professional and confident individual."

Yvette Allen
Diploma of Counselling

Study Community Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Very few careers can match those of community workers and support services in terms of job fulfilment. It's for those who care for others and includes areas such as counselling, community services, mental health and youth work. TAFE Queensland Brisbane has qualifications that focus on these specialities with training given in a practical way to ensure you are ready and able to start working as a qualified professional.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Caboolture 10 Jul 2017 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
Loganlea 29 Jan 2018 Part time / Blended 2 nights per week Classroom
South Bank 10 Jul 2017 Part time / Blended 2 nights per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Part time / Blended 2 nights per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirements.

All students must hold a current Positive Notice Blue Card to be able eligible to attend Vocational Placement in this course

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Caboolture
Tallon St
Caboolture QLD 4510

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Core
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes Core
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies Core
CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling Core
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories Core
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Core
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills Core
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Core
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations Core
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support Elective
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence Elective
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$8,950

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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SUBSIDISED

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CONCESSION

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Full fee

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Job prospects

  • Counsellors

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Yvette Allen

Transformational training

"In my years as a self-employed hairdresser I often felt I was counselling clients as much as doing their hair, so it seemed like a natural progression to become a counsellor. I was nervous about returning to study but the amazing support I received from my peers and teachers at TAFE Queensland Brisbane helped my transformation into a counselling professional and confident individual."

Yvette Allen
Diploma of Counselling

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 27 April 2017

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1300 712 007

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available