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What does a Family Counselor do?

Family Counselors help families in crises and challenging situations, ensuring the individual wellbeing of each family member as well as the whole family unit. You’ll need specialised skills in listening and communication, as well as a working knowledge of recognised therapies and interventions.

As a Family Counselor you might specialise in community service, domestic violence, grief and loss, drugs and alcohol, or child protection. You could work independently (with your own counselling practice), or for a community service organisation.

Family Counselor Courses

There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Family Counselor.

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How much do Family Counselors earn?

In Australia, a full time Family Counselor 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 can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Family Counselors?

In Australia right now there are about 1400 Family Counselors in full-time employment. Family Counselors are mainly employed by healthcare, government departments, and community service organisations, but they can also work directly with individual family clients.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Family Counselor?

To get started as a Family Counselor you will need a Diploma of Counselling and demonstrated field experience. Complimentary studies in Mental Health, Youth Work Drug and Alcohol, and Family Wellbeing will also help. The Diploma of Counselling will take 12 months to complete and requires a work placement. Family Counselors also need a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Child Welfare, Youth and Family Intervention and Counselling.

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