Family and marriage counsellor vetassess skills assessment

What is the requirement of a Family and marriage counselor vetassess skills assessment?

VETASESS SKILLS ASSESSMENT FAMILY AND MARRIAGE COUNSELLOR

What’s the skills assessment – Job Description

Family and Marriage Counsellors assist individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties. May work in a call centre.

Specialisation for vetassess skills assessment:

  • Family Court Counsellor

Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:

Other occupations included in the ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 Counsellors:

  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Student Counsellor
  • Counsellors nec

Psychologists are advised to contact the Australian Psychological Society for assessment as a
A psychologist for migration purposes

What’re the Requirements for Skills Assessment

This occupation requires

A qualification which is assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.


Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.


A positive assessment of both qualification and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment Outcome.

What’s the requirement for Employment

Family and Marriage Counsellors assist individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties.

May work in a call centre.

Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • conducting counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
  • assisting the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and the behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships

Additional tasks may include for skills assessment:

  • maintaining accurate and confidential client records
  • referring clients to other practitioners and service providers where
    appropriate

In Australia, there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration for the occupation of Family and Marriage Counsellor.

Membership of a professional body such as the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia may be required by employers.

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