Assists individuals, couples and families with marriage and relationship difficulties. May work in a call centre.
Skill Level 1
Family Court Counsellor
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2513-15 Family Counsellor
Group: 2721 Counsellors
Family Court Counsellor
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Other occupations included in the ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 Counsellors:
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Psychologists are advised to contact the Australian Psychological Society for assessment as a
Psychologist for migration purposes.
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.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Fields of study usually deemed not highly relevant:
Mental Health Nursing
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
Family and Marriage Counsellors assist individuals, couples and families with
marriage and relationship difficulties. May work in a call centre.
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
conducting counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family
assisting the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and
behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital
Additional tasks may include:
maintaining accurate and confidential client records
referring clients to other practitioners and service providers where
In Australia, there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration
for the occupation of Family and Marriage Counsellor. Membership of a
professional body such as the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of
Australia may be required by employers.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).