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The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services is a full-time qualification, which requires 3 days of college attendance per week over a period of 38 weeks. (excluding holidays). There is also 100 hours of mandatory work-placement that must be completed for this qualification. Additional homebased study will be required.
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling provides a strong foundation for many career pathways. You will develop highly transferable skills that translate into roles spanning human resources, education, health services and more. This qualification delivers a comprehensive grounding in generic counselling and high level communication skills. Fundamental concepts of human behaviour, combined with practical Counselling skills ensure you understand ethical frameworks, case management practices, Counselling interviews and legal obligations.
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The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling: Working as a counsellor is an exciting, rewarding and interesting job that is both challenging and fulfilling. Counselling involves helping people with a wide range of problems, from anxiety and depression to relationship issues, grief and loss. A counsellor provides support and guidance to help individuals cope with their emotions, attitudes and behaviours to achieve positive change in their lives.
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The Diploma of Counselling course provides students with a background and understanding of the counselling process, enabling them to consider practising as professional counsellors. Students will learn the skills needed to follow career counselling and personal development programs, develop a case management system, deliver crisis counselling and refer clients for other specialist services.
The Diploma of Counselling is an entry-level vocational qualification. This course provides a strong foundation for many careers within the counselling industry. It provides students with a wide range of transferable skills as well as knowledge of ethical frameworks, case management practices, counselling interviews and legal obligations. Students learn fundamental concepts of human behaviour. This is combined with practical counselling skills and high-level communication skills, to see them thrive in a variety of roles spanning human resources, education, health services and more.
With a Diploma of Counselling, students work in various settings, including community and welfare organisations, health services and educational institutions. The qualification is an excellent stepping stone to further study in the field of counselling and psychology. The Diploma of Counselling is a nationally recognised qualification. The course builds on existing knowledge and skills.
Students gain practical experience through placements, which offer a unique insight into the world of counselling.
Regular feedback is provided by a supervisor and course peers, which helps develop the skills needed to become a successful counsellor. The course is designed to give a strong foundation in counselling theory and practice. Students learn the skills required to work with people with different problems, issues and concerns, such as
- Grief and loss
- Sexuality issues
- Relationship breakdowns.
The course includes several electives, which allow students to specialise in the area that interests them. Students can also choose between a theoretical or practical approach depending on preference.
The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services: Our Diploma of Community Services course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of community situations.Many students take this course with the intent of returning to their own community to help them provide better support to their own people and to see that services are provided where they are needed the most.
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It is important to make a good connection between the myriad of services available and those who can benefit most from accessing those services.
These courses provide opportunities to develop leadership and management skills and learn about how services are delivered. The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services curriculum has been developed in partnership with leading specialists to ensure industry-relevant course content.
Students will learn about community services and the role of a community worker, as well as gain knowledge of human resource management and personnel management. The Diploma of Community Services covers an array of topics, including workplace relations, customer service, communication skills and teamwork.
Our courses include a range of units, including:
- Program planning, development, and management
- Community engagement and advocacy
- Research, evaluation and reporting
- Supporting community development and self-determination
The Diploma of Community Services is ideal for people who want to work in the community services sector. It provides a strong foundation for careers in areas such as social work, youth work, counselling and case management. The Diploma of Community Services is an exciting and rewarding qualification that helps graduates make a difference in the lives of others. It can also be used as a step to further study at the university or TAFE level.
The Diploma of Community Services is a pathway to further study in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Community Services
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Advanced Diploma of Community Services
The course is full-time. It requires three days of on-campus college attendance per week over 38 weeks (excluding holidays). 100 hours of mandatory work placement needs to be completed to qualify. Additional home-based study is also required.
Leverage ACBC’s credit transfer opportunities and broad university affiliates to further your studies.
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Industry Aligned Study
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling opens up opportunities to work in diverse environments. Completing this qualification through ACBC creates many career advantages. Our trainers and assessors are respected professionals, so you obtain top employability in Australia and overseas. The CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services curriculum has been developed in partnership with leading specialists to ensure industry-relevant course content.
Students enrolled in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling are required to complete 100 hours of mandatory work-placement with an appropriate community or private organisation. This will be organised by our Work Placement team. It will allow students to be practically assessed and provide excellent on-the-job learning experiences to equip them for work in the industry on completion of their course.
Nationally Recognised Qualification
The Australian Careers Business College is approved by ASQA to deliver CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. This means this qualification meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework Standards and you will graduate with a nationally recognised and respected Diploma that is sought after in the Australian job market.
A Word from our Students
ACBC is an awesome place to gain certification from. All staff were extremely easy to contact and were quick to respond. Completing my Diploma of Community Services with ACBC was a pleasant experience.
Jake Degarnham – Diploma of Community Services
Going back to study as a mature aged student seemed a daunting task, but the staff at ACBC, the administration, trainers and IT support are all encouraging, understanding and extremely supportive. If you are looking for a place of education that respects and nurtures your individuality and your learning style, ACBC is the place for you
Anita Halaz – Diploma of Counselling
ACBC's unique combination of theory and practical work made the classes interesting and with the help of the trainers it was very personalized and interactive. The small classes, group discussions, simulations and role play activities enabled me to get to know my fellow students and training staff
David Ho – Diploma of Counselling
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