Qualification details

CHC51712 - Diploma of Counselling (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC51708 - Diploma of CounsellingUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
CHCAC318B - Work effectively with older peopleWork effectively with older people N/A
CHCAD401D - Advocate for clientsAdvocate for clients N/A
CHCAOD510B - Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issuesWork effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues N/A
CHCCHILD401B - Identify and respond to children and young people at riskIdentify and respond to children and young people at risk N/A
CHCCHILD505B - Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young peopleWork effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people N/A
CHCCM503C - Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case managementDevelop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management N/A
CHCCS403C - Provide brief interventionProvide brief intervention N/A
CHCCS417B - Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavementProvide support and care relating to suicide bereavement N/A
CHCCS426B - Provide support and care relating to loss and griefProvide support and care relating to loss and grief N/A
CHCCS514B - Recognise and respond to individuals at riskRecognise and respond to individuals at risk N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 272199 Counsellors Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2513-79 Counsellors Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 272199 Counsellors Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2513-79 Counsellors Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC51708 Diploma of Counselling

CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling

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Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake generic counselling work involving skills and knowledge in counselling and high level communication in a range of commonly used modalities, referral and working within a case management framework.

Occupational titles  for these workers may include:

  • Counsellor
  • Problem gambling worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling it is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
  • The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
  • The application of relevant technical and other skills.

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

17 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • 14 core units
  • 3 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management

CHCCS514B Recognise and respond to individuals at risk

CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework

CHCCSL502A Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSL503B Facilitate the counselling relationship

CHCCSL504A Apply personality and development theories

CHCCSL505A Apply learning theories in counselling

CHCCSL506A Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues (Note pre-requisite CHCCSL502A)

CHCCSL507B Support clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSL508B Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice

CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills (Note pre-requisites CHCCSL501A, CHCCSL503B, CHCCSL507B)

CHCCSL512A Determine suitability of client for counselling services

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking counselling work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following list of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Counselling electives 

CHCCS403C Provide brief intervention

CHCCS417B Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCSL510A Work effectively with relationship issues

CHCCSL511A Provide interventions to address family issues

CHCCSL513A Apply somatic distress reduction techniques

Client support electives 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drugs issues

CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCCHILD505B Work effectively in child protection and out of home care for children and young people

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

CHCMH301C Work effectively in mental health

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPROT424A Develop a child protection practice framework

CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people

Family focus electives 

CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence

CHCDFV505C Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCFAM406B Engage and resource clients to improve their interpersonal relationships

CHCFAM407B Work effectively in relationship work

CHCFAM417B Identify and use strengths-based practice

CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach

Group work electives 

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

CHCGROUP408B Facilitate and review a psycho-educational group

CHCGROUP410B Deliver a structured program

CHCGROUP504B Assess group members and their social systems

CHCGROUP509B Manage disclosures and disruptions in groups

Network support and administration electives 

CHCINF505D Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services

CHCNET501C Work effectively with other services and networks

PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Problem gambling electives 

C HCGMB501A Work effectively in the problem gambling sector

CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

Settlement work electives 

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants

CHCSW402B Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

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