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What does a Student Counsellor do?

Student Counsellors support students as they navigate the school, college, or higher education system. They conduct counselling interviews with students and help them work through learning difficulties, bullying, financial and family problems.

As a Student Counsellor you could be employed by a school, university, community college or community service organisation, but you might also find employment with a government department. To be successful in this career you’ll need highly developed interpersonal skills and be adept at administration and paperwork.

Student Counsellor Courses

There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Student Counsellor.

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How much do Student Counsellors earn?

In Australia, a full time Student 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 Student Counsellors?

There are approximately 2,700 Student Counsellors employed in Australia right now. They are mostly employed by schools, educational bodies, and community service organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Student Counsellor?

Student Counsellors usually need a bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology, but you could also get started with a Diploma of Counselling. The Diploma takes 12 months to complete and requires a work placement. If you are working with children or anyone under 18 you will 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