1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2513-15 Family Counsellor

Assists individuals, couples or families with marriage or relationship difficulties.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • assists the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships
  • conducts counselling or therapeutic interviews with individuals, couples or family groups
  • collects data through observation and case histories, and discusses problems with parties involved
  • presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behaviour change
  • counsels people and assists with appropriate decisions and adjustments relating to divorce

Specialisations:
Family Court Counsellor

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