Family and Marriage Counsellor

Assists individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties. May work in a call centre.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $46,116
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 800

What does a Family and Marriage 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


  • Family Court Counsellor

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Diploma of Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling