CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling

This qualification reflects the role of counsellor who works with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities.

Are you a compassionate, optimistic and supportive person? Would you like to make a difference to the lives of others?

Gain communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and learn how to assist clients whilst working in defined and supported counselling roles. This qualification is best suited to individuals looking to work in established agencies rather than independent practices.


This course is delivered over 12 months with a flexible learning approach. Content is delivered online with trainer support sessions available at our delivery locations.


$10,500 – Flexible payment options are available.


There are no prerequisites for entry into this course.


To achieve a CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling all 17 units listed below must be completed, including 13 core units and 4 elective 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 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
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

At a glance


12 months


On-campus/ online


Full time

Career Opportunities

Community Services Worker, Counsellor


My experience at Aurora so far has been an excellent learning journey! I’ve always wanted to work in this type of industry as it helps contribute to my future ambitions... Read More

Helen Jukudu

School Based Trainee

I did extensive research on Training Institutes in the Gold Coast that offered this qualification, I chose Aurora after speaking on the phone with Ian, his passion and enthusiasm was infectious. Aurora provided on campus training which was a big tick for me, and then I met my Trainer Kevin Dickinson and that verified I’d made the right decision... Read More

Ashley Young

Certificate III Graduate

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