Total number of units = 11

5 core units

6 elective units, consisting of:

up to 6 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CHCDFV008

Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work

add topic CHCFCS001

Facilitate the family counselling process

add topic CHCFCS002

Provide relationship counselling

add topic CHCFCS003

Provide counselling to children and young people

add topic CHCPRP007

Work within a clinical supervision framework

Elective units

add topic CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

add topic CHCCCS029

Work with involuntary and mandated clients

add topic CHCCDE004

Implement participation and engagement strategies

add topic CHCCSM006

Provide case management supervision

add topic CHCDFV002

Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV004

Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

add topic CHCDFV005

Provide domestic and family violence support in non-English speaking background communities

add topic CHCDFV006

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV007

Work with users of violence to effect change

add topic CHCDFV009

Establish change promoting relationship with users of domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV011

Establish and maintain the safety of people who have experienced domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV010

Promote accountability and assist users of domestic and family violence to accept responsibility

add topic CHCDFV012

Make safety plans with people who have been subjected to domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV013

Manage domestic and family violence and abuse screening and risk assessment processes

add topic CHCDFV014

Provide programs for people who have been subjected to domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCFAM001

Operate in a family law environment

add topic CHCFAM002

Work with a child-focused approach

add topic CHCFAM007

Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements

add topic CHCFAM008

Work within a child inclusive framework

add topic CHCFCS004

Provide grief and loss counselling

add topic CHCGRP005

Plan and provide group counselling

add topic CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy

add topic CHCYTH010

Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

add topic CHCYTH011

Work effectively with young people and their families

add topic HLTAHW049

Work effectively in social and emotional wellbeing

add topic HLTAHW050

Develop a healing framework for social and emotional wellbeing work

add topic HLTAHW051

Respond to loss, grief and trauma

add topic HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

add topic AHCCCF411A

Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity

add topic BSBLDR801

Lead personal and strategic transformation

add topic BSBLED806

Plan and implement a coaching strategy

add topic BSBMGT605

Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBRES801

Initiate and lead applied research

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

• hold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent


• hold a Diploma of Counselling from the CHC Community Services Training Package or equivalent


• can 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.