Counsellors nec Vetassess skills assessment

What is the requirement of the Counsellors nec Vetassess skills assessment?

VETASSESS SKILLS ASSESSMENT COUNSELLORS NEC

What’s the vetassess skills assessment of  a job description

Counselors 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.

The occupation group Counsellors NEC covers Counsellors not elsewhere classified.

What is skills assessment Occupations in this group include:

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

Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:

Other occupations included in the ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 Counsellors:

  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Student Counsellor

Psychologists are advised to contact the Australian Psychological Society for assessment as 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 Qualification

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

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.

The occupation group Counsellors nec covers Counsellors not elsewhere classified in ANZSCO.

Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • conducting counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
  • presenting alternative approaches and discussing the potential for attitude
    and behaviour change
  • may work in a call centre

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 Counsellor.

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

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