CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling The Diploma of Counselling equips you with the basic knowledge and people helping skills required in professional counselling. Incorporating a Christian worldview throughout, this course prepares you to work with clients using established counselling modalities whilst considering theological, psychological and spiritual dimensions to people’s problems. There is a deliberate focus on students’ personal and spiritual development and equipping as foundational before being able to help others. The Diploma is nationally-accredited, developed to agreed industry standards, and responsive to the current and future demand for counselling skills – both within the local church and in the broader Australian society. You will learn essential communication, micro-counselling, interviewing and intervention skills that will equip you to be an effective counsellor in a number of settings, including faith communities, not-for-profit organisations, community health centres, education agencies and government departments. The following information is for courses commencing in 2020: Delivery CHC51015 Diploma of counselling is available either as a full-time or part-time study option.aifc is intentional in creating a vibrant and engaging learning community for students.Students have the option of completing all of their training with aifc, online, or they maychoose to complement and supplement their online training activities with the highlyrecommended seminar days, occurring for one Friday and Saturday, of each term, providinga blended learning experience. Our online systems and processes enable students to study online from anywhere in theworld, with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Through the use of videoconferencing and learner management platforms, students receive online training lectures,support from staff, and connection with other students to complete practical assessmentrequirements in an effective, practical manner. The two-day seminar blocks are offered in four major capital cities across Australia, over aFriday and Saturday once a term. Although not compulsory in order to complete anaccredited course, students are strongly encouraged to attend these days where they canparticipate in value-add experiences to complement and supplement their other trainingactivities. The Friday is a student focussed day, offering opportunities such as further practical skillspractice, role-play observations of relevant unit content, and the opportunity to completeany current practical assessment tasks.The Saturday is ‘aifc community day’ open to current students, aifc alumni and the widercommunity. Subject matter expert, guest speakers and staff members, will share sessionsand workshops relevant to our accredited courses training material and also as professionaldevelopment for practising counsellors. Again, this presents another value-add andrecommended opportunity for our students to engage further in their course content. Course Units CORE UNIT NAME TOPIC CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships The skills and knowledge required to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients and others from a Christian perspective, with a focus on the foundational skills of attending, respect and empathy. CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve upon professional practice The skills and knowledge required to evaluate, reflect and enhance your practice as a Christian counsellor. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically The skills and knowledge needed to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to counsellors, community services and health workers. CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality theories Understand and apply a range of personality theories human development and stages of faith to analyse and understand human behaviour. CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing The skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing, with a focus on God’s redemptive restoration process. CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills Advanced and specialised communication skills in the client – counsellor relationship, including principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communication. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Understand core cultural values and beliefs to respectfully counsel people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety The skills and knowledge required to identify and promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the helping process. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues The skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively to assess and support people with co-existing mental health, alcohol and other drug issues and to facilitate links to other services. CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship A structured approach to Christian counselling to help determine, establish and confirm the counsellor/client relationship. CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations The skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where clients and others may be in imminent crisis, and then work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access support services. CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies Use techniques from a range of counselling therapies, including Christian approaches, and confirm the suitability of counselling techniques in a range of situations. CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision making processes Helping clients clarify their goals and requirements, exploring options with clients, and supporting clients to facilitate change that lasts. CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling Integrating theology, psychology and spirituality dimensions to apply behaviourism in counselling practice and learn to analyse environmental modelling influences and their outcomes CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Conducting practical client management beginning with client meetings, case management plan through to case termination. CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support The skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Engaging clients to identify and work through their concerns in a structured way that incorporates theology, psychology and spirituality dimensions to people’s problems.. Entry Criteria Entry Criteria All students are required to provide a proof of identity document. (a certified copy of drivers license or passport). Be of a mature age (over 18 years) Students applying for VET student Loans assistance to complete this Diploma are also required to provide evidence of completion of a minimum of year 12 or Certificate IV and above. If unable to provide sufficient evidence, the applicant may be asked to complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test, and achieve a minimum of ‘working at level 4 / exit level 3‘ in the Reading and Numeracy tests. Locations Offered Seminars offered at the following locations: NSW Stanmore House 53 Harrow Road Stanmore NSW 2048 VIC Stirling Theological College 44-60 Jacksons Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 QLD Springlife 178 Springwood Road Springwood QLD 4127 WA Perth Bible College 1 College Court Karrinyup WA 6018 * View & download more detailed information of Seminar Locations & Dates for 2020. 2019 Course Fees Total Course Fee VET Student Loan Available Min. Self-Funded Portion Coming soon Coming soon *VET Student Loans are available to eligible students enrolled in the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling or the 10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual). For more information, please visit: https://www.aifc.com.au/vet-student-loan-scheme/ Please contact the national office on 1300 721 397 for information about the 2018 fees. 2020 Course Fees Beginning of the Year Course Fees 2020 The course fees for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling are $8,925.00. Click here to see a detailed breakdown of unit costs and availability of VET Student Loan funding. Midyear Course Fees 2020 Click here to see a detailed breakdown of course fees, unit costs and availability of VET Student Loan funding for this course. Download Our Course and Services Guide Book a Course Advisory Session Enrol Now Contact aifc To speak to our friendly team, you can reach us here: Call Us Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm (02) 6242 5111 Or Toll Free 1300 721 397 Send a Message Email aifc firstname.lastname@example.org What should I look for when choosing a provider? When choosing the Provider for your christian counselling education, it is important to ask yourself Are the coursesBible Based? Ensure the course you enrol in is theologically sound. Our courses integrate Theology, Psychology and Spirituality. We train and equip Christian counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling. Are they taughtby professionals? You want to make sure your teachers are well qualified. As a leading, accredited, national education provider we are committed to the highest level of professional excellence – demonstrated through the quality of our educators; and the process, delivery and outcomes of our courses. Does it offerflexible learning? Flexible study options is important when choosing a course that's right for you. AIFC offers seminar online blended, and online supported modes of our course. You choose which delivery mode is best suited for your lifestyle and work commitments. Is the studyaffordable? Finding a course that fits your budget is important. With funding options and Austudy & Abstudy available to eligible students, our courses continue to be affordable and within reach of those seeking to become a qualified counsellor. Are the courses accredited? When looking for a suitable course, accreditation is essential. All our courses are nationally recognised. In fact AIFC is the only Christian counselling vocational education institution to be accredited by ACA, PACFA and is a member of ACPET. At aifc, our sole focus is to train and equip Christian Counsellors. More than just a counsellor, a Christian counsellor trusts in God and listens to His still small voice above all else. It’s a big difference. Nicholas Marks, CEO aifc Download the Course and Services Guide We've put together a comprehensive course and services guide with everything you need to know about what aifc offers. Fill out the form below and we'll send it straight to your inbox.