Course Title: Work within a structured counselling framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5330 Diploma of Community Services Work

Course Title: Work within a structured counselling framework

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Zaina Nehme

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4552

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to work within the agency’s agreed counselling model. The basic counselling skills described in this course are intended for application in the context of delivering a range of community services. Assessment may require additional knowledge specific to a particular community services or health sector.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework


1. Use a structured approach to counselling

2. Establish the nature of the helping relationship

3. Confirm the appropriateness of the helping relationship

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing and consists of progress reports based on a case study and participation in a role play where you will demonstrate counselling micro skills techniques.