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Student Counsellor


Our Student Services team is currently seeking a dedicated Counsellor to help our students fulfil their potential by providing specialised career guidance and confidential counselling services. If you are passionate about supporting individuals to achieve their career dreams and overcome challenges, then TAFE Queensland has the opportunity for you!

Position statusFixed Term Temporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupPsychology, Counselling & Social Work
Workplace LocationCairns region
Job ad referenceQLD/TQN058-21
Closing date15-Apr-2021
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Salary Other
Job durationto 30 June 2022
Contact personJane McKellar
Contact details07 4750 5264 or 0447 263 444
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You will love being part of TAFE Queensland if it is your passion to:

  • Provide psycho/social/educational crisis counselling to students experiencing complex psychological and emotional distress affecting their performance across the Region, including diagnostic and risk assessment, and providing referrals to other support or specialised community agencies.
  • Provide course and pre-course counselling and assistance with financial access to Vocational programs to prospective students, including negotiating flexible fee payment plans.
  • Liaising and consulting with teachers, Business and Portfolio Managers, and other officers in providing a specialty professional, vocational and career advisory service to existing and prospective students.
  • Represent the needs of the student population, to Regional and Departmental staff, by advocating on behalf of students regarding TAFE Queensland student rules, and appeals processes.
  • Provide support to teaching and administrative staff in the management of student learning, including organising skill development programs for groups of students with identified difficulties on a case by case basis. 
  • Provide assistance and support to students with special needs (e.g. students with disabilities, migrant students, overseas students, and Aboriginal and Islander students). 

This opportunity will have you implementing specialised career guidance to prospective students and providing confidential counselling services on matters of a personal nature to current students.

 ** Travel may be required across TAFE Queensland North regional campuses.

** As part of your employment you will be required to undertake a criminal history check.

** Applications for this role will only be accepted from individual applicants and not through recruitment agents.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.