Certificate in Counselling

Are you driven by a desire to help others, to listen and provide support through their challenges? The Certificate in Counselling is crafted for those who aspire to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.
Course Provider
Careerhouse
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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Self-Paced

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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan from between $20-50 per week depending on the course and duration.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Approximately 200 hours to complete the course with self-paced learning, which has 2 key modules made up of 16 subjects.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health professions
  • Caring roles
  • Human Resources
Course Modules

Module 1: Counselling Skills I

  1. Learning Specific Skills
  2. Listening and Bonding
  3. Reflection
  4. Questioning
  5. Interview Techniques
  6. Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  7. Finding Solutions
  8. Ending the Counselling

This module is designed to give you an introduction into the role of a counsellor and how a counsellor facilitates a person’s resolution of issues, whilst respecting their values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice.

You will learn techniques to provide insight into a client’s feelings and behaviour to help the client adjust and change their behaviour if necessary. From the basic foundations, such as improving your listening and communications skills, to discovering ways to articulate and comment on a client’s issue from a professional perspective, this course covers a wide spectrum of counselling, which can be beneficial for many careers, for example, a nurse, youth leader, personal trainer or teacher.

Module 2: Counselling Skills II

  1. The Counselling Session
  2. Focus on the Present
  3. Telephone Counselling
  4. Dealing with Crises
  5. Problem-Solving Techniques I: Aggression
  6. Problem-Solving Techniques II: Depression
  7. Problem-Solving Techniques III: Grief and
  8. Loss
  9. Problem-Solving Techniques IV: Suicide

This module is designed to hone your micro-skills. Micro-skills are the techniques, which counsellors use to help clients find solutions for dealing with their problems.  This module also provides professional development for those already working in counselling, welfare, human resources management or care services.

Delving deeper into specific problem-solving techniques, you will explore aggression, depression, grief and loss and suicide, and various methods to provide counsel in these situations.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a Statement of Attainment for each module completed, and an Academic Transcript.
Assessments

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Certification

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Your Path to Mastering Conversations and Empathy

This course is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to have difficult conversations, improve your listening skills and hone your problem-solving ability. From dealing with crises to exploring techniques to work through various real-life scenarios (such as grief and depression), this foundation-level course is a great way to develop personal, relationship and communication skills.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 16 subjects each.

Module 1: Counselling Skills I (100 hours)

This module is designed to introduce you to the role of a counsellor and how a counsellor facilitates a person’s resolution of issues, whilst respecting their values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice.

You will learn techniques to provide insight into clients' feelings and behaviour to help them adjust and change their behaviour if necessary. From the basic foundations, such as improving your listening and communication skills, to discovering ways to articulate and comment on a client’s issue from a professional perspective, this course covers a wide spectrum of counselling, which can be beneficial for many careers, for example, a nurse, youth leader, personal trainer or teacher.

Module 2: Counselling Skills II (100 hours)

This module is designed to hone your micro-skills. Micro-skills are the techniques, which counsellors use to help clients find solutions for dealing with their problems. This module also provides professional development for those already working in counselling, welfare, human resources management or care services.

Delving deeper into specific problem-solving techniques, you will explore aggression, depression, grief and loss and suicide, and various methods to provide counsel in these situations.

Assessment

Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and is aimed at people who want to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careerhouse

Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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