If you’re someone people come to when they need support, studying counselling at Evocca will help you turn your natural strength into a career in counselling.

This diploma will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to help people with a range of personal and social issues. Learn how to support people in a crisis, work with relationship issues and understand a range of development theories.

You’ll learn to:

Work legally and ethically Understand a range of development theories Provide brief interventions Provide individualised support

Career opportunities:


Counsellors assist people to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves. They achieve this by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy and helping their clients to take action.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Our Diploma of Counselling has 17 units structured into 3 major clusters of learning. Each cluster contains units grouped into core study areas that are covered during the 12-month qualification. The units within each cluster are outlined in the table below.

The Student entry procedure.

Cluster 1
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL002 Support clients in decision-making processes
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship
CHCCSL007 Support clients in decision-making processes
Cluster 2
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories
CHCCSL005 Research and apply learning theories in counselling
CHCCSL006 Select and use counselling therapies
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS017 Provide grief and loss support
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Cluster 3
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve on own professional practice

To apply, simply  fill in the application form here.


Eligibility Requirements

All students must be at least 20 years of age and need to demonstrate competency in an approved ‘Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills’ assessment.  You will also need to undertake a National Police Check or apply for a Working with Children Check.

Fully Flexible Study Hours

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