Diploma of Counselling

If you are a great communicator looking to start a career that is based on positively impacting people's lives, or are currently in a position that involves counselling and are looking to further your career, then this CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling qualification from The Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) could be exactly what you're looking for.

This nationally accredited certification equips individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required for a career as a professional Counsellor, whether in government or private setting. The program enables participants to cultivate the expertise necessary for counselling clients, families, or organisations' staff members through challenges such as grief, loss, and significant life changes. The course also emphasises the ability to provide counselling support within the context of performance management processes.

This Diploma of Counselling course:

  • Is recognised as one of the top two ACA (Australian Counselling Association) training providers.
  • Has no work placement requirement for participants.
  • Offers live and facilitated 3-hour monthly group practice sessions.
  • Includes 10 bonus live and facilitated masterclasses on various topics.
  • Provides training to become a capable, confident, and qualified Counsellor.
  • Offers specialisation add-ons and opportunities for employment as a Counsellor, Case Manager/Worker, or starting your own business (recommended with supervision).

This course involves 100 hours of practical work exercises aimed at providing you with real life experience prior to graduation.

PLEASE NOTE: This course with IAP is fee-for-service only, it is not government-funded. 

CHC51015 The Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    The Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)

  • Qualification

    Diploma, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 24 months

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.