The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Diploma of Counselling

A Brief Description

CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling 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.

Qualification Overview​

The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification CHC51015 – Diploma of Counselling. Successful candidates will need to complete 17 units of competency comprising 13 mandatory core and 4 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm counselling relationship
CHCCSL002 – Apple 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 process
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCSM005 – Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units

CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
CHCMGT005 – Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You will be asked to complete 17 subjects via online learning. You may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if you believe you already have the knowledge and skills relevant to a particular unit or units. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.

HOW LONG WILL MY COURSE TAKE?

This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 2 years and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals

WHO ARE MY TRAINERS?

Our team of industry professionals is led by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer, Director of Operational Training in the Department of Communities.

BIAE admin will be responsible for scheduling and negotiating training dates and delivery suitable to your workplace and/or personal situation. The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education will issue your qualification.

Our Student Handbook is publicly available for download in the footer of our website.

You can also have a red through our FAQ page to learn more about some of the trainers

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES CAN INCLUDE:

  • Independant Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Student Counsellor
  • Telephone Counsellor
  • Youth Counsellor
  • Refugee Counsellor
  • Suicide and Grief Counsellor

Note: Some roles may require a Minimum Qualification level. Candidates will receive support from an allocated trainer throughout their training. Candidates will be provided with direct contact details for their trainer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

This qualification does not involve a mandatory Vocational Placement. However, the units in this qualification may require additional work-based assessments. we strongly endorse and encourage you to take on volunteer work while studying This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 008 775 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.

SECURITY CHECKS

As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry. 

FUNDING

Unfortunately, we do not currently have any funding available for this qualification.

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