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. 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 may choose to complement and supplement their online training activities with the highly recommended seminar days, occurring for one Friday and Saturday, of each term, providing a blended learning experience. Our online systems and processes enable students to study online from anywhere in the world, with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Through the use of video conferencing and learner management platforms, students receive online training lectures, support from staff, and connection with other students to complete practical assessment requirements in an effective, practical manner. The two-day seminar blocks are offered in four major capital cities across Australia, over a Friday and Saturday once a term. Although not compulsory in order to complete an accredited course, students are strongly encouraged to attend these days where they can participate in value-add experiences to complement and supplement their other training activities. The Friday is a student focussed day, offering opportunities such as further practical skills practice, role-play observations of relevant unit content, and the opportunity to complete any current practical assessment tasks. The Saturday is ‘aifc community day’ open to current students, aifc alumni and the wider community. Subject matter expert, guest speakers and staff members, will share sessions and workshops relevant to our accredited courses training material and also as professional development for practising counsellors. Again, this presents another value-add and recommended opportunity for our students to engage further in their course content. Course Units Training Module Topic Unit Code and Name Cornerstone This group of units lay the foundation for your personal discipleship journey and the learning of basic counselling skills, ethics, and God’s redemptive work in the life of the believer. We look at working with those from other cultures and some introductory interventions around depression and anxiety. Our guiding biblical text is Ephesians 2:19-22 Establish, build and maintain relationships with clients and others from a Christian perspective, with a focus on the foundational counselling skills of attending, respect and empathy CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships A structured approach to Christian counselling to help determine, establish and confirm the counsellor/client relationship CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to counsellors, community services and health workers CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Understand and apply a range of personality theories, human development and stages of faith to analyse and understand human behaviour CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality theories Establish relationships, clarify needs, and provide support to people who are living with mental health issues. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Use advanced and specialised communication skills in the client – counsellor relationship, including principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communication. CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills Understand core cultural values and beliefs to respectfully counsel people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Identify and promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the helping process CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Assess and promote body, soul and spiritual wellbeing with clients with a focus on God’s redemptive restoration process CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing Develop We introduce you to a specific model of Christian counselling and the basics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which integrates theology, psychology and spirituality. We look at working with those who are suicidal and supporting those in grief. Our guiding biblical text is Ephesians 4:11-13 Evaluate, reflect and enhance your practice as a Christian counsellor CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve upon professional practice 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 CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations Use techniques from a range of counselling therapies including Christian approaches and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, to confirm the suitability of counselling techniques in a range of client situations CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies Helping clients clarify their goals and requirements, exploring options with clients, and supporting clients to facilitate change that lasts CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision making processes Integrating theology, psychology and spirituality dimensions to apply behaviourism in counselling practice and learn to analyse environmental modelling influences and their outcomes CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling Conducting practical client management beginning with client meetings, case management plan through to case termination. CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support Engaging clients to identify and work through their concerns in a structured way that incorporates theology, psychology and spirituality dimensions to people’s problems CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process 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: Please note that seminars may be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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. 2021 Course Fees The course fees for the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling are $8,928.00. Click here to see a detailed breakdown of unit costs and availability of VET Student Loan funding. 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 aifcTo speak to our friendly team, you can reach us here: Call UsMonday to Friday from 9am – 5pm(02) 6242 5111Or Toll Free1300 721 397Send a MessageEmail 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 Bible-based Our courses integrate theology, psychology and spirituality. We train and equip Christian counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling. Taught by professionals Our trainers and assessors are all experienced professionals in their field. High quality teaching, combined with one-on-one access to trainers makes the difference. Flexible aifc offers both live online and face-to-face training. You choose which delivery mode is best suited to your lifestyle and work commitments. Accredited Our courses include a range of VET accredited qualifications and non-accredited short courses. aifc is also the only Christian counselling provider to be accredited by ACA, CCAA and is a member of ITECA. Affordable 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. Membership to aifc Counsel An innovative online counselling platform, that offers state-of-the-art counselling features with the opportunity to collaborate with your counselling peers and build a thriving counselling practice. 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.