Careers Counsellor VETASSESS Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of Careers Counsellor VETASSESS Skills Assessment?


What’s the skills assessment of job Description

Careers Counsellors provide individuals and groups with information about career choices and assist individuals with self-development.

Alternative Titles VETASSESS skills assessment:

  • Careers Adviser

Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:

Other occupations included in the ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 Counsellors:

  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage 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’s the Requirement for skills assessments

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 Qualification skills assessment

AQF Bachelor degree or higher*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy

Fields of study usually deemed not highly relevant:

  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Special Education

What’s the requirement for Employment

Careers Counsellors provide individuals and groups with information about career choices and assists individuals with self-development.

Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Additional tasks may include:

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

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