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Diploma of Counselling

National ID: CHC51015 | State ID: AZA0

Gain a competitive edge to employment in this fast-growing industry

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with clients experiencing complex situations requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

During the course, you will gain industry experience and grow your expertise by completing two supervised field placements* with one of 170 government and community agencies. You may work in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - giving you a competitive edge to secure employment in this fast-growing industry.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

The Diploma of Counselling is available as a broad-based qualification with a focus on community services work. At this level, support workers and case workers may provide day-to-day support in community settings and provide assistance with entitlements and benefits under the broad direction of others.

Successful completion of this qualification prepares you for roles such Counsellor.

Further Study Option(s)

Completion of this qualification may lead to university study in Social Science/Work, Psychology, Counselling or Youth Work.

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Leederville

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history
Leederville Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET FEE-HELP

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government websiteeducation.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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