Provides information and assistance to students, parents and teachers about a wide range of matters such as students' personal problems, learning difficulties and special requirements.
Skill Level 1
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Other occupations included in the ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 Counsellors:
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Family and Marriage
Psychologists are advised to contact the Australian Psychological Society for assessment as a
Psychologist for migration purposes.
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2513-19 Student Counsellor
Group: 2721 Counsellors
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.
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 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
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
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).