Counsellor ANZSCO

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Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Counsellors provide information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies.


Requisite Education:

Bachelor degree or higher qualification


Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Detailed Tasks:

  • working with clients on career, study and employment options by obtaining and examining information relevant to their abilities and needs
  • providing information and resources to assist clients with job-seeking skills
  • assessing client needs in relation to treatment for drug and alcohol abuse
  • conducting counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
  • assisting the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships
  • presenting alternative approaches and discussing potential for attitude and behaviour change
  • consulting with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs
  • contributing information, understanding and advice on the learning and behaviour of students, especially those with special needs, and assisting parents and teachers in dealing with these needs
  • may work in a call centre


272111 Careers Counsellor ANZSCO

Provides individuals and groups with information about career choices and assists individuals with self-development.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • Careers Adviser


272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor ANZSCO

Provides support and treatment for people with drug and alcohol dependency problems, develops strategies which assist them to set goals and affect and maintain change, and provides community education. May work in a call centre.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term


272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor ANZSCO

Assists individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties. May work in a call centre.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term


  • Family Court Counsellor


272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor ANZSCO

Assists physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged people to reintegrate into work and the community.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term


272115 Student Counsellor ANZSCO

Provides information and assistance to students, parents and teachers about a wide range of matters such as students’ personal problems, learning difficulties and special requirements.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • School Counsellor


272199 Counsellor nec ANZSCO

This occupation group covers Counsellors not elsewhere classified. Occupations in this group may work in a call centre.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Occupations in this group include:

  • Gambling Counsellor
  • Grief Counsellor
  • Life Coach
  • Sexual Assault Counsellor / Sexual Abuse Counsellor
  • Trauma Counsellor


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