Study the Diploma of Counselling

Start Date

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12 months

Delivery Method




Start Date

Please contact us for the next intake dates.


12 months

Delivery Method




Counselling Counts.

In the last two years, statistics have shown that around 46% of Australians between the age of 16-85 would experience mental health struggles in their lifetime. The growing need for more counsellors to help assist these people therefore cannot be ignored. 

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling provides a hands-on introduction to the skills and practises needed to become a qualified counsellor. In this course, students will get practical experience in a range of practices used by counsellors. This includes providing services for clients, diagnosing areas of concern or crisis, effective and ethical forms of communicating with individuals, families and other health organisations.

Why study the Diploma of Counselling with TrainSmart Australia?

Nationally Accredited

Government Subsidies

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Leading Industry Professionals

What you will study

In the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling, you will acquire the skills, practises and knowledge needed to become a qualified counsellor. You will receive up-to-date practical training in providing effective and ethical counselling services to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiencing various issues. 

During this course, you will be introduced to the various methods required to diagnose clients with mental health conditions and respond to situations of crisis. You will also learn how to properly build upon your own practises, through research and applying various learning, personality and development theories into your practice. 

By studying this course, you can use these skills to accelerate your career as a counsellor/ mental health worker, in a variety of environments and organisations. These organisations include community services organisations, private practices and employment services. You can also use this course for entry into future study pathways.

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Diploma of Counselling Career Opportunities

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling qualification can lead to an array of career opportunities with job titles such as;

  • School Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Case Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Guidance Officer
  • Disability Respite Worker

TrainSmart Australia has a number of standing agreements in place with universities across Australia, which guarantees student entry and credit transfers upon completion of this Diploma.

Expected Salary and Biggest Employment Opportunity



Average Entry Level Annual Salary



Employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry

51.8 %


Employed as Community and Personal Service Workers

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Applying online is easy and only takes 5-7 minutes! Once your application is submitted our friendly Career Advisors will contact you at your chosen time.

With a dedicated Work Placement Coordinator, we can help you find some of the best work placement experiences available. 

Many of our students are actually hired by the businesses they were placed with!

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