1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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UNIT GROUP 2513 COUNSELLORS

COUNSELLORS assess peoples' needs and provide information and advice on educational, vocational, relationship or social difficulties and issues.

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

Tasks Include:

  • consulting with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational, social, medical and psychological needs
  • assisting clients with employment placement and matters relating to education and training, through negotiation with community agencies, employers, unions, education and training authorities, government representatives and insurance companies
  • assessing client needs in relation to treatment for drug abuse
  • employing appropriate therapeutic models and interventions as a method of treatment and support for the client
  • assisting the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal relationships
  • providing information and resources to assist clients with job-seeking skills
  • 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

Occupations:



This section contains the following subsection :
              2513-11 Rehabilitation Counsellor
              2513-13 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
              2513-15 Family Counsellor
              2513-17 Careers Counsellor
              2513-19 Student Counsellor
              2513-79 Counsellors nec

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