1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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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


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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