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Become a counsellor and help people to overcome their challenges

Are you working within the community services sector and want to formalise and advance your generalist counselling skills, or you have a passion in helping and supporting people through life challenges and want to learn the skills and knowledge to begin a career in counselling.

This course will teach you the underpinning theories of counselling and how to apply this to practice. You will also learn how to apply interpersonal and counselling interview skills and how to build an effective working relationship with the people you work with.

Tuesday night 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday night 6pm – 9pm
Friday 9am – 12 noon and 1pm – 4pm.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Frankston, Berwick
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 18 months.
Start dates
Feb (Berwick), July (Frankston)