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


  • works with clients on career, study and employment options by obtaining and examining information relevant to their abilities and needs
  • provides information and resources to assist clients with job-seeking skills.


  • stressful.

To become a Careers Counsellor

  • You usually need a formal qualification in career development to work as a Careers Counsellor. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways. A University qualification provides industry recognition at the professional level and a VET qualification provides industry recognition at the para-professional level.

    Take a Certificate IV in Career Development

    Take a Certificate IV in Employment Services

  • Registration with the state or territory teaching board is required to teach in schools.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Building Relationships

  • Organisational Skills

  • Planning

  • Computer Literacy

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

Careers to explore