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Your experience in the workplace matters. Have your experience recognised and increase your employment prospects by enrolling in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for our Diploma of Counselling. Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. Get the recognition you deserve and enquire about RPL today.  Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport

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Sylvia Planing

Choose from a range of rewarding career paths

Before commencing my Diploma of Community Services, I had reservations as to what specific career path I should take within the industry. However with the guidance and experience of my teachers by my side, I became better equipped to make a confident and informed career choice; one that provides me with options should I choose to focus on a different path.

Sylvia Planing
Diploma of Community Services

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A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

For RPL enquiries please email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Units

To achieve this qualification the candidate must demonstrate competency in 17 units, 13 core and 4 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context Elective
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support Elective
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations Core
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Core
CHCCSL002 Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills Core
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Core
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories Core
CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling Core
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies Core
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes Core
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

For the cost per unit please contact the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

This qualification is for those students who wish to add counselling skills to their existing qualifications profile. Additionally, this qualification assists students to articulate into university bachelor degrees.

Please note: This qualification won’t be sufficient for students to gain employment as a ‘Counsellor’ as such. In the Human Services industry, most positions titled Counsellor require degree qualifications. Students should fully investigate the relevant qualifications required for whatever outcome and career path they hope to pursue.

Job prospects

  • Case Worker
  • Domestic Violence Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Disability Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Support Worker
  • Homeless Outreach Worker
  • Support Worker

Sylvia Planing

Choose from a range of rewarding career paths

Before commencing my Diploma of Community Services, I had reservations as to what specific career path I should take within the industry. However with the guidance and experience of my teachers by my side, I became better equipped to make a confident and informed career choice; one that provides me with options should I choose to focus on a different path.

Sylvia Planing
Diploma of Community Services

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 10 March 2017

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