Student Counsellor Vetassess Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of a Student Counsellor Vetassess Skills Assessment?

VETASSESS SKILLS ASSESSMENT STUDENT COUNSELLOR

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:

  • 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

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
employers.

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ACT Citical Skills List January 2021 is published

ACT Skilled Occupation List 2021