Health

Diploma of Counselling & Communication Skills

Cricos Code: 094183K

What is a Diploma of Counselling & Communication?

Take the first step towards a rewarding career in counselling through this accredited higher education course, which provides students with a sound understanding of counselling theories and strategies. You will gain knowledge in therapy styles and insight into varying techniques and evaluation processes for use with clients on various issues. You will learn developmental stages across the lifespan and the principles involved in case management.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney

Online. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 17 Feb 2020

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Workload

10 credit point subject will involve approximately 36 hours of directed study and approximately 84 hours of self-directed study. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

1 year Full-time

Part-time options available

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

SET FOR SUCCESS

At Torrens, we focus on your future career. Our teachers are industry professionals and our Success Coaches work closely with students. You’ll have guidance to navigate studying, build personal and professional skills and work towards your dream career.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
You will gain the skills and knowledge required to begin a fulfilling career in a range of counseling avenues such as:
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Child & Family
  • Disability
  • Aged Care
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Youth Work
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PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.

"The on-the-job training with real clients was the “Rosetta-Stone” of my learning experience."

- Will Bonney, Graduate of Diploma of Counselling & Communication Skills
...this is where the skills and theories came together and my self-confidence took root. I know that I made a difference in the lives of a number of my clients, big and small, but all important to the individual.
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Course Overview

Our sister institution, the Jansen Newman Institute (JNI) has been transforming the lives of students for the past 30 years. At Torrens, we are lucky to be able to utilise JNI academic staff and facilities to offer this higher education diploma. After completing this diploma at Torrens, you have the option to upgrade your qualification to a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) at Jansen Newman Institute. The course is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association. Upon gradutation, you can choose to build on your knowledge and enrol in the Bachelor of Counselling where you will receive credit for the course.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand human behaviour
  • Discover a range of theories in counselling
  • Analyse the impact of society and culture upon the counsellor/client relationship
  • Recognise behavioural problems

How will you study

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer

2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer

2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS:
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent Applicants are eligible to be considered for a place in a Torrens University Australia undergraduate program if they have one of the following:
  • An Australian secondary education qualification, or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution.
  • A completed or partly completed qualification at AQF level 6 (associate degree) or above from an Australian University or an equivalent higher education qualification.
  • A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification at AQF Level 4 (Certificate IV) or above.
  • A Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) percentile rank or equivalent.
  • A completed foundation studies or preparatory program that is recognised for admission purposes by another Australian University.
  • Informal and/or non-formal learning that satisfy the criteria for Special Entry into University programs.
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Special Entry Requirements Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.
This course is only available to onshore international student who do not need a visa to study in Australia. However, if you are still interested in studying please contact a course and career advisor to learn more about the other study options available for you.
Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5
Year 12 or equivalent Applicants are eligible to be considered for a place in a Torrens University Australia undergraduate program if they have one of the following:
  • An Australian secondary education qualification, or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution.
  • A completed or partly completed qualification at AQF level 6 (associate degree) or above from an Australian University or an equivalent higher education qualification.
  • A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification at AQF Level 4 (Certificate IV) or above.
  • A Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) percentile rank or equivalent.
  • A completed foundation studies or preparatory program that is recognised for admission purposes by another Australian University.
  • Informal and/or non-formal learning that satisfy the criteria for Special Entry into University programs.
View full course admission information
Special Entry Requirements Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.
This course is only available to onshore international student who do not need a visa to study in Australia. However, if you are still interested in studying please contact a course and career advisor to learn more about the other study options available for you.
Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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