CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

 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.



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

  • 13 compulsory units
  • 4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available and may include:

  • Relevant electives listed below the compulsory units for this qualification
  • 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


Note: Initially only the units nominated below will be offered, however, SC may add additional units in the future as required to meet clients and where appropriate SC personal have achieved such competencies.

Compulsory units (13)

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 (4)

CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCCSM005            Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety