This course provides students with the expert counselling and communication skills needed to help others in a variety of different settings. Students learn how to establish counselling relationships, know the right questions to ask, conduct interactions within ethical and legal frameworks, and recognise and respond to crisis situations.
VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.
The Diploma of Counselling can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Counselling from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester 1 university intake.
To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Counselling for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.
D Counselling/B Social Work:
503375 Cairns/Mount Isa/Townsville/James Cook University (2OV & 3F)
505375 Ipswich/James Cook University (1.5CO & 3F)
555375 South Bank/James Cook University (2OC & 3F)
526375 Southport/James Cook University (1OC & 3F)
568374 Toowoomba/James Cook University (1.5CO & 3F)
You can study this course as a single qualification or choose one of the degree options below when applying and gain direct entry on successful completion of the diploma. Degree options may vary with each diploma start month.
JCU – B Social Work
For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.
Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Contact the institution for information.
Counsellor, case worker, health and leisure worker, case manager, support worker.
Fee *See notes
11/2 years On campus with some online