Diploma of Counselling – CHC51015

Qualification Name

Diploma of Counselling

Qualification Code CHC51015
Tuition Duration in weeks (52)
Tuition Fee
IIBIT CRICOS Provider Number 01917B
RTO Code 6538
Provider Name International Institute of Business and Information Technology (IIBIT)
Delivery Location 841 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia Level 6, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

Course Description

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.  

Course outcomes


Admission Criteria

Diploma and Advanced Diploma All students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent school qualifications Students must also meet IIBIT’s standards for English Proficiency. In order to demonstrate possession of adequate English language proficiency, students must provide valid evidence of attainment of at least one of the following:
  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall band score: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based test) test score band: 46
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) test score band: 42
  • CAE (Cambridge English Advanced) test score band: 47
  • OET (Occupational English Test) test score band: Pass
  • TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test) test score band: 527
  • An overseas student who has studied in Australia for at least 12 months will be deemed to have required level of language proficiency provided the application is accompanied by proof that he/she has duly completed Certificate IV.
  • Overseas students who are unable to meet any of the above English language proficiency requirements may undertake further study on a NEAS-approved course of English for Academic Purposes designed to raise students English proficiency to an equivalent level to IELTS 5.5. Production of proof of successful completion of such a course will be accepted by IIBIT as meeting the English language proficiency admission requirement.
  • For students who do not have an IELTS Test score or equivalent test score, they can take an English Placement Test to assess whether their English level can meet the requirements of entry into the Diploma course.

Preferred Pathways

Pathways to further study include: Participants may be eligible to undertake further qualifications at Diploma level   Teaching and Assessment Methods: Teaching methods focus on classroom based face-to-face training, which includes lectures and practical tutorials. Classes are small in size and lecturers focus on individual student needs during the learning process. The emphasis in assessment is on collection of evidence, holistic assessment against the unit of competency and trainer/assessor judgment. Importance is placed on the integration of areas of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and proper work attitudes. The following assessment methods are used:
  • Written examinations
  • Written and oral quizzes
  • Simulated workplace activities/scenarios/role plays
  • Projects/assignments/presentations
  • Classroom activities
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Qualification Structure

17 competency units

13 Core units plus 4 Elective units We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.
Unit codes and names Core / Elective
1. CHCCSL001- Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Core
2. CHCCSL005- Apply learning theories in counselling Core
3. CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people Core
4. CHCDIV002- Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
5. CHCCSL004- Research and apply personality and development theories Core
6. CHCCCS019- Recognise and respond to crisis situations Core
7. CHCCSL007- Support counselling clients in decision-making processes Core
8. CHCCSL006- Select and use counselling therapies Core
9. CHCCSM005- Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Core
10. CHCCSL003- Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Core
11. CHCCSL002- Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills Core
12. CHCLEG001- Work legally and ethically Core
13. CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core

Delivery Locations


Gnd Floor, 841 George St,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9269 0077


L6, 127 Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000