Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 27 - Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals | Minor Group: 272 - Social and Welfare Professionals | Unit Group: 2721 - Counsellors
Description: This occupation group covers Counsellors not elsewhere classified. Occupations in this group may work in a call centre.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Occupation in NEC category
Sexual Abuse Counsellor (NZ)
Sexual Assault Counsellor (Aus)
Not elsewhere classified (nec) categories are used for known, discrete occupations which are not separately identified in ANZSCO Version 1.2 because of their lack of numerical significance in Australia or New Zealand. The occupation titles listed under nec categories are illustrative of the scope and range of occupations included in the nec category.
UNIT GROUP 2721: COUNSELLORS
Description: Provide information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies.
Skill Level: 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).
working with clients on career, study and employment options by obtaining and examining information relevant to their abilities and needs
providing information and resources to assist clients with job-seeking skills
assessing client needs in relation to treatment for drug and alcohol abuse
conducting counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
assisting the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour to develop more effective interpersonal and marital relationships
presenting alternative approaches and discussing potential for attitude and behaviour change
consulting with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs
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