Diploma of Counselling

North Metropolitan TAFE

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1.0 year Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the fieldwork placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

You will need to have the ability to undertake research and apply yourself to self directed activities.

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with clients experiencing complex situations requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

During the course you will gain industry experience and grow your expertise by completing two supervised field placements with one of 170 government and community agencies. You may work in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - giving you a competitive edge to secure employment in this fast-growing industry.

Completion of the Diploma of Counselling may also lead to university study in Social Science/Work, Psychology, Counselling, or Youth Work.

This course may be of particular interest to graduates of Diploma or higher in community services, youth work, mental health, allied field or applicants with more than two years work/volunteer experience in community services. If you have not already completed the above you may be able to complete a combined Diploma of Community Services and Diploma of Counselling.
This course has a placement opportunity for students.

Your Diploma of Community Services Work prepares you for roles such as:
• Community Development Officer
• Community Development Coordinator

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Please note this course includes two 150 hour full time supervised field placements.


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