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What does a Counsellor do?

Counsellors help their clients work through a range of personal problems including issues relating to relationships, home finances, work, parenting, mental health, anxiety, trauma, sexual identity, and addictions. As a counsellor you’ll use internationally recognised therapies that allow clients to identify their own problem areas and emotional blockages.

Counselling can be a very rewarding career, but to be successful you’ll need self-confidence plus highly advanced interpersonal and deep listening skills. What’s great about this career path is being able to specialise in areas where you have life experience: aged care, veteran services, drug and alcohol, LGBT, gambling.

Counsellor Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Counsellor.

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How much do Counsellors earn?

In Australia, a full time Counsellor generally earns $1,584 per week ($82, 368 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Counsellors?

Opportunities for counsellors are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as more than 22,000 jobs for counsellors open up around the country. Counsellors often have their private practice, but are mostly employed by government departments, and community service organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Counsellor?

To get started as a Counsellor you will need a Diploma of Counselling and demonstrated field experience. The Diploma of Counselling will take 12 months to complete and requires a work placement. If you are working with children or anyone under 18 you may also require a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au