Course Title: Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5360 Diploma of Financial Counselling

Course Title: Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5924C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Jo Wallwork

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3983

Course Contact Email: mary-josephine.wallwork@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a structured approach to counselling using advanced and specialised communication skills.  The counselling skills developed within this cluster will be considered in a financial counselling context.

This course addresses four (4) units of competency:

  • Establish and confirm the counselling relationship CHCCSL001
  • Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills CHCCSL002
  • Facilitate the counselling relationship and process CHCCSL003
  • Support counselling clients in decision-making processes CHCCSL007

These four units are delivered and assessed together.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Elements:

E1. Use a structured approach to counselling

E2. Establish the nature of the helping relationship

E3. Confirm 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. By applying these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to use specialised communication skills within a counselling process.  You will be able to use a structured approach to establish the counselling process; work with clients to clarify goals, options, and courses of action; and manage the counselling process to its conclusion.


Overview of Assessment

 

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through:

  • Practical demonstration of skills
  • Case study scenarios
  • Written assignments/questions