CHC81015 Graduate Diploma Relationship Counselling

Helping you help others get along

This course is currently undergoing review and not available for intake until 2018.

The Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling course provides skills training required for those seeking to enter a specialised counselling profession. This course may also provide a pathway to the Charles Sturt University’s Master of Pastoral Counselling and counsellor registration.


Course duration

1 year part-time


Work-based, classroom-based, and online learning


All applicants must meet the following entry requirements: 
  • hold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent OR
  • hold a Diploma of Counselling from the CHC Community Services Training Package or equivalent OR
  • be able to provide documented evidence of previous experience in a family counselling environment in a job role involving the self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, the exercise of independent judgement and decision making, and a range of technical and other skills. 
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.


  • Certified copy of relevant diploma/testamur
  • Referee report (written statement on the prospective student’s readiness; report must include referee’s contact details)

Subjects/Units of Competency

This course requires that you complete ALL of the following units of compentency.

CORE (5)

CHCFCS801B Apply theory and practice of counselling approaches
CHCFCS802B Provide relationship counselling
CHCFCS804B Provide counselling to children and young people
CHCDFV811C Respond to domestic and family violence in family work
CHCFCS806C Work within a clinical supervision framework

CHCFCS805B Provide group counselling
CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach
CHCFAM801B Develop an understanding of child inclusive practice
CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence
CHCDFV505C Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
CHCDFV509D Work with users of violence to effect change

Expression of interest

If you are interested in this course and would like to be kept informed on course details and application information, please email our head office.