Qualification details

CHC42212 - Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community ServicesThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0 Client service's qualifications also merged to this qualification: Merged CHC40708/CHC41012/CHC42512/CHC41308/CHC42212/ CHC42412/CHC42312 Significant changes to core units. Change in packaging rules. 05/Aug/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC42208 - Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling SkillsUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/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
BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace information N/A
CHCADMIN305F - Work within the administration protocols of the organisationWork within the administration protocols of the organisation N/A
CHCAOD201D - Prepare for alcohol and other drugs workPrepare for alcohol and other drugs work N/A
CHCCHILD404B - Support the rights and safety of children and young peopleSupport the rights and safety of children and young people N/A
CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationshipsUse targeted communication skills to build relationships N/A
CHCCS417B - Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavementProvide support and care relating to suicide bereavement N/A
CHCCS422B - Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriatelyRespond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately N/A
CHCCS426B - Provide support and care relating to loss and griefProvide support and care relating to loss and grief N/A
CHCCS505B - Provide supervision support to community sector workersProvide supervision support to community sector workers N/A
CHCCS521B - Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicideAssess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 272199 Counsellors Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2513 Counsellors 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Alcohol and Other Drugs,Advice and Counselling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Gay and Lesbian Help Line Counsellor,Telephone Counsellor,Youth Help Line Telephone Counsellor,Alcohol and Other Drugs Telephone Counsellor,Domestic Violence Help Line Counsellor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 272199 Counsellors Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2513 Counsellors 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 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC42208 Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills

CHC42212 Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills

Upgrade core WHS units

Description

This qualification applies to workers who provide support to individuals offering them first point of contact in a crisis situation and referral to a broad range of services.

At this level workers:

  • Provide short-term direct phone contact with clients in a crisis situation during which time they establish a helping relationship to define the crisis and provide referral information where appropriate
  • Are responsible for more complex telephone counselling situations, including risk of suicide.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Alcohol and other drugs telephone counsellor
  • Men's help line telephone counsellor
  • Domestic violence help line telephone counsellor
  • Telephone counsellor
  • Gay and lesbian help line telephone counsellor
  • Youth help line counsellor
  • Lifeline telephone counsellor

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

12 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 8 core units
  • 4 elective units

A range of elective units is available and must include:

  • Group A electives which are required for telephone counselling work
  • Group B electives of which at least two must be selected for this qualification
  • Group C electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other 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, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCORG201C Follow policies, procedures and programs of the organisation

CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment

CHCTC301C Deliver a service consistent with the organisation s mission and values

CHCTC302B Provide client-centred telephone counselling

CHCTC403B Provide telephone counselling in crisis situations

CHCTC404B Provide competent suicide intervention in a telephone counselling context

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group A electives  - required for work at this level in telephone counselling 

The following two units or units with equivalent competency outcomes are required for work at this level in telephone counselling.

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

CHCADMIN305F Work within the administration protocols of the organisation

Group B electives  - at least 2 units to be selected 

At least TWO (2) elective units must be selected from the units listed below. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

CHCAOD201D Prepare for alcohol and other drugs work

CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCCS417B Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCCS505B Provide supervision support to community sector workers

CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

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

CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

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

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.

Group C electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

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

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