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Counselling - Diploma (CHC51015-01V01)
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Career area: Community Services 
Study area: HUMAN WELFARE STUDIES AND SERVICES 
National code: CHC51015  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Full Time  36 Weeks 6-Feb-2017  Mon, Tue, Thu 
Features: VET student loans 
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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Learning pathways: CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
Support for students: TAFE Illawarra has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children�s centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE Illawarra can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Diploma of Counselling 
Offering code: 17WLG-012 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Time: 9:30am Block: A Floor: 2 Room: 30 
Hours per week: 16 
Starting from: 6 February 2017 
About: Classes commence on Monday 6th February 2017 at 9:30am TAFE Illawarra, Wollongong Campus, Building A, Room A 2.30. This is a full time course that will be delivered over four terms for approximately 16 hours per week in formal classes.
Students will also be required to complete additional hours each week to undertake work experience

Course costs and requirements include:
• textbooks (approximately $200)
• in some locations learner guides/equipment (approximately $90).
• National Police Check (current price available on Australian Federal Police website)
• You are responsible for travel costs to work placement and field trips.
• Working With Children Check (free to students) Further information will be provided at your first class.
Having a criminal record may prevent you undertaking work placement, and prevent your successful completion of the course. It is also likely to prevent you from employment.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 943 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills and manage time effectively

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling
Applying and enrolling:

Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute, Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition

UOS VSL 1/4 CHC51015-01V01, 17WLG-011 17WLG-001 $1243
Start: Monday, 6 February 2017 Census Date: Monday, 6 March 2017

UOS VSL 2/4 CHC51015-01V01,17WLG-011 17WLG-002 $1243
Start: Monday, 24 April 2017 Census Date: Monday, 5 June 2017

UOS VSL 3/4 CHC51015-01V01,17WLG-011 17WLG-003 $1243
Start: Monday, 17 July 2017 Census Date: Monday, 7 August 2017

UOS VSL 4/4 CHC51015-01V01, 17WLG-011 17WLG-004 $1241
Start: Monday, 9 October 2017 Census Date: Monday, 6 November 2017
Comments: Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123