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Qualification details

CHC51015 - Diploma of Counselling (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHC51712 - Diploma of CounsellingThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules Significant changes to core units 07/Dec/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 08/Dec/2015


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsFacilitate the interests and rights of clients Elective
CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleFacilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicideIncrease the safety of individuals at risk of suicide Elective
CHCCCS014 - Provide brief interventionsProvide brief interventions Elective
CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised supportProvide individualised support Elective
CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief supportProvide loss and grief support Elective
CHCCCS018 - Provide suicide bereavement supportProvide suicide bereavement support Elective
CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situationsRecognise and respond to crisis situations Core
CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeingSupport independence and wellbeing Elective
CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipEstablish and confirm the counselling relationship Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411700 Welfare Support Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health and Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Counsellor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 272100 Counsellors 29/Apr/201623/Jun/2016
ANZSCO Identifier 411700 Welfare Support Workers 24/Jun/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 29/Apr/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 08/Dec/2015 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Change in packaging rules

Significant changes to core units

Supersedes CHC51712

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17

• 13 core units

• 4 elective units, consisting of:

◦ up to 4 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

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

CHCCSL007

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective units 

CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment older people

CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS014

Provide brief interventions

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS018

Provide suicide bereavement support

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDIV003

Promote and manage diversity

CHCFAM002

Work with a child-focused approach

CHCFAM003

Support people to improve relationships

CHCGMB001

Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGMB002

Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCGRP003

Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups

CHCGRP004

Deliver structured programs

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCPRT004

Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families

CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

CHCSET002

Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

CHCYTH001

Engage respectfully with young people

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53