School counsellor talks to her female student

Student Counsellor

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.

Overview

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.

Day-to-day

  • conducts counselling interviews with students
  • assists students in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal relationships
  • presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change
  • contributes information, understanding and advice on the learning and behaviour of students, especially those with special needs, and assists parents and teachers in dealing with these needs
  • may work in a call centre.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Student Counsellor

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in counselling, psychology or another related field to work as a Student Counsellor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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

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