This course provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake generic counselling work and high level communication in a range of commonly used modalities, referral and working within a case management framework.
This qualification provides opportunities for further training to move into specialist counselling, AOD or Mental Health streams at higher AQF levels such as Advanced Diploma or degree.
It is recommended that candidates have access to relevant work experience whilst studying the Diploma of Counselling.
This qualification is at the Australian Qualification Framework Level 5 and whilst there are no academic prerequisites for this qualification, a high level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) is required to ensure the student has the potential required to complete the large amount of assessment work expected throughout the course.
The LLN assessment will take place as part of the Pre Training Review process.
*Please note that courses will only run with sufficient numbers.
VACCHO will be deliver the course using a combination of face-to-face workshops that include essential knowledge and practical application of skills over a 2 year period.
Assessments will be conducted utilizing individual tasks aligned to units of competency and packaged in assessment booklets. Assessment approaches include individual and group projects, written responses to questions, presentation of reports of workplace mentoring and self-reflection; and observation of skills demonstrated. Some assessments may be completed within study blocks, others require study time outside of study blocks with appropriate materials to support learning.
13 core and 4 elective