Student Counsellor Vetassess Skills Assessment
What is the requirement of a Student Counsellor Vetassess Skills Assessment?
What’s the Skills Assessment – Job Description
Student Counsellors provide information and assistance to students, parents and teachers about a wide range of matters such as students’ personal problems, learning difficulties and special requirements
Alternative Title for Vetassess Skills Assessment:
- School Counsellor
Other occupations included
in the ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 Counsellors:
- Careers Counsellor
- Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
- Family and Marriage
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Counsellors nec
Psychologists are advised to contact the Australian Psychological Society for assessment as a psychologist for migration purposes.
What is the Requirement 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:
Fields of study usually deemed not highly relevant:
- Social Work
- Mental Health Nursing
- Special Education
What’s the requirement for Employment
Student Counsellors provide information and assistance to students, parents and teachers about a wide range of matters such as students’ personal problems, learning difficulties and special requirements.
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
- 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
- presenting alternative approaches and discussing the potential for attitude and behaviour change
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 Student Counsellor. Membership of a professional body such
as the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia may be required by