Careers Counsellor

Also known as Careers Adviser.
Provides individuals and groups with information about career choices and assists individuals with self-development.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $53,555
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,200

What does a Careers Counsellor do?

  • working with clients on career, study and employment options by obtaining and examining information relevant to their abilities and needs
  • providing information and resources to assist clients with job-seeking skills
  • assessing client needs in relation to treatment for drug and alcohol abuse
  • conducting counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
  • assisting the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships
  • presenting alternative approaches and discussing potential for attitude and behaviour change
  • consulting with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs
  • contributing information, understanding and advice on the learning and behaviour of students, especially those with special needs, and assisting parents and teachers in dealing with these needs

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Diploma of Counselling
Certificate IV in Career Development
Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy
Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling
Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice