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Marriage Counsellor Courses

Marriage Counsellors work with couples who are having relationship difficulties, helping them explore areas of conflict and find strategies to resolve them. You could be assisting a couple transition to the end of the their relationship, or supporting people who are experiencing grief and loss.

Marriage Counsellors are often employed at call centres, community clinics, and community service organisations — but many have their own private practice. To be successful in this career you’ll need highly advanced conflict, negotiation and interpersonal skills, plus a high degree of self-confidence.

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Popular Marriage Counsellor Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Marriage Counsellor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Marriage Counsellors earn?

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

What are the job opportunities for Marriage Counsellors?

There are currently 1,400 Marriage Counsellors employed in Australia right now. They are mostly employed by government departments, healthcare and community service organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Marriage Counsellor?

Marriage Counsellors require a bachelor’s degree in either social work, psychology, or counselling. But you could get started by completing the Diploma of Counselling and taking on a volunteer or work experience placement. The Diploma of Counselling will take 12 months to complete.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within counselling. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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