Youth Counsellor Courses

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What does a Youth Counsellor do?

Youth Counsellors support young people as they work through personal and emotional issues — helping them develop strategies for problems with relationships, family, school, finances addictions, sexual identity, trauma, or mental health. Youth Counsellors often work at call centres for charities and community service organisations.

As a Youth Counsellor you will need confidence, compassion and empathy — plus the ability to communicate with young people who may be suffering from mental health problems or addictions. You’ll could also be working with a range of government departments, case workers, and family members as you develop rehabilitation programs and therapies for your clients.

Youth Counsellor Courses

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

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FAQs

How much do Youth Counsellors earn?

In Australia, a full time Youth 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 Youth Counsellors?

There are approximately 12,300 Youth Workers and Counsellors employed in Australia right now. They are mostly employed by government departments, healthcare facilities, schools and community service organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Youth Counsellor?

Youth Counsellors usually need a bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology, but you could also get started with a Diploma of Counselling and a Certificate IV of Youth Work. The Diploma takes 12 months to complete and requires a work placement. 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