About the Course
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.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Recognition of Prior Learning
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On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus
You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL
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Where can I study?
Starts in February
Enrolment Code: CHC51015-01V01-19DUB-015
How will I study?
The Diploma of Counselling is an 18-month course. To apply for this course you are required to complete the application questions. If you have any questions please contact Donna Shadwell on 68857525. Students are required to attend monthly weekend workshops, which will include simulations to compliment your learning and facilitate your assessment. It is important that you have a working with children check clearance and a national criminal record check for work experience purposes.
This Diploma is for people currently employed in a workplace that require advanced communication skills, those interested in a counselling career and those who are 'accidental' counsellors in their workplace.
This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.
When will I study?
Class attendance is Part time
Monthly weekend workshops x 18 months (excluding Dec/Jan) hours 9:30am - 4:00 pm. Attendance at these workshops is compulsory. This is not an online course.
Course length: 20 hours per week for 18 MonthsStart Date: 16 February 2019
End Date: 30 June 2020
What will I pay?
A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.
The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.
TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).
The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.
Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.
A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.
Study Now, Pay Later
VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.
More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.
Who can I talk to?
Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.