Course Title: Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5397 Diploma of Community Services

Course Title: Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6092C

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face

VE 2020 (DARD)

Course Contact: Anne Fitzpatrick

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99250329

Course Contact Email: @rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use counselling and facilitation skills to explore client issues and identify possible options by providing a safe and supportive environment. It includes encouraging clients to be actively involved in seeking their own solutions.

This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues associated with domestic and family violence within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

This unit is delivered in a cluster with:

CHCCSM005     Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCDFV007     Work with users of violence to effect change

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Applicants must have completed a Certificate IV in Community Services or a related field (Youth Work, Disability & Alcohol & Other Drugs) or be currently employed in a community services organisation working with either men, women, young people and families.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

Elements:

1. Establish confidence

2. Explore issues

3. Identify future directions

4. Evaluate own communication


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 work with clients on personal and psychological issues associated with domestic and family violence within established policies, procedures and guidelines.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include practical demonstrations, group activities, reflection and supervised placement hour within the community services industry. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.