1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2513-19 Student Counsellor

Provides guidance to students, parents and teachers over a wide range of matters, including students' personal problems, learning difficulties and special requirements.

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:

  • 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
  • diagnoses learning difficulties by the use of psychological evaluation and interpretation
  • assists teachers to design, change or improve class programs
  • provides assistance in the educational and behavioural adjustment or management of students
  • undertakes individual counselling with students and their parents regarding educational, behavioural or emotional problems
  • may run workshops for parents regarding complex aspects of raising children
  • may counsel students at schools, TAFE colleges or university

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