Counsellor (other)

Also known as Gambling Counsellor, Grief Counsellor, Life Coach, Rape Crisis Counsellor, Trauma Counsellor.
This occupation group covers Counsellors not elsewhere classified. Occupations in this group may work in a call centre.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $51,352
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 5,400

What does a Counsellor (other) 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
Certificate IV in Community Services
Certificate IV in Mental Health
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Health Coaching
Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
Course in Process Oriented Coaching