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Counselling Careers – Employment Opportunities and Trends

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Considering a Career in Counselling, find out about employment trends, remuneration (pay) rates and where the jobs are in Australia.

Considering a Career in Counselling? Find out about Counselling employment trends, remuneration (pay) rates and where the jobs are in Australia.

Earlier this year, one was approached by the Australia Counselling Association (ACA) to produce a range of employment related data for new and existing Counsellors focusing on Counselling trends and employment opportunities.

At the time one spent over 40 hours researching and compiling national employment trend and labour market statistics to produce responses to 15 questions and of ones own accord designed and presented a PowerPoint presentation to complement the QnA. The three slides in this PowerPoint presentation are outlined below for your reference:-

  • Employment Opportunities by AQF Level
  • Remuneration Scales by AQF Level
  • Where are the Jobs?
Counsellling Employment Opportunities by AQF Level

Employment Opportunities by AQF Level – Find out what direct and alternative employment, job, opportunities are available with your Australian qualification – Copyright – Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Consulting Services 2018

 

Counselling Remuneration Scales by AQF Level

Remuneration Scales by AQF Level – How much can I make in Counselling industry – find out from Diploma through to Doctorate level qualifications – Copyright – Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Consulting Services 2018

Where are the Jobs - Counselling Careers

Where are the Jobs – A quick reference guide to finding Counselling roles in the Australian Labour Market; Copyright – Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Consulting Services 2018

Together with responses to 15 written questions which would form the basis of a webinar-video interview where one was interviewed by the ACA Liaison Officer.

Whilst the above video interview and documentation was produced and received positive feedback from the ACA Liaison Officer one was recently told, that the ACA would not be using this research and data as they were now focusing on individuals seeking to establish private practice.

Given the vast amount of time, research and work that went into this project one perceives this to be a waste not to share this information with individuals seeking to explore a Career in Counselling and/or for new and existing Counsellors whom seek to establish their professional baselines and identify potential employment and growth opportunities within the counselling industry.

Employment and Labour Market Analysis

Upon reviewing the above you will note the first slide – Employment Opportunities by AQF Level highlights a range of direct and indirect pathways for individuals with either: –

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor
  • Post Graduate
  • Masters; or
  • Doctorate

level qualification.

Whilst ideally most graduates would like to work in the industry as an employee or private practitioner there are no guarantees that this will occur and thus one has included examples of occupations (jobs) with a direct or alternate pathway based on academic learnings and key transferable skills.  For example, a common alternate pathway for counselling and psychology graduate is Human Resources as there are a number of roles that you can apply your skills to including Organisational Development, Learning and Development, Recruitment and Selection just to name a few.  Thus, if you are struggling to find a “Counselling” position utilise this slide and think outside the square a little and consider alternatives.

Finally, with respect to this slide and the Remuneration Scales by AQF Level for those of you who are unsure as to the definition of AQF it refers to the Australian Qualification Framework.  The AQF commences at Level 1 – Certificate 1 and advances systematically to a Level 10 – Doctorate qualification.

For additional information pertaining to AQF Levels please click here

Counselling Questions and Answers – Exploring Counselling as a Profession

For those who would be interested to read the 15 questions one responded to with respect to the ACA’s questions pertaining to employment trends.  Please click on the link below: –

Exploring Counselling as a Profession

Please note additional information was provided in a 30-minute video when the ACA Industry Liaison Officer interviewed Katherine earlier this year, however permission for the ACA to utilise this video has now been withdrawn by the author.

In closing, if you are: –

  • Considering a career in Counselling
  • A new or experienced Counsellor seeking career development guidance; and/or
  • Seeking a specialist Career Counselling or development referral for your client or employee
  • Are seeking employment opportunities, trend and remuneration information in an alternative industry or occupation; and/or
  • Would like a copy of the aforementioned PowerPoint slides e-mailed to you

please do not hesitate to contact the Katherine on 1300 300 557 or alternatively via info@bluripples.com.au

About the Author: – Katherine is the Founder of Blu Ripples a specialist Career Counselling and Consulting practice located in Port Stephens NSW.  Katherine is a nationally registered Career Development Specialist and Counsellor; is a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia, Member of the Australian Counselling Association of Australia and Australian Association for Psychological Type. Katherine has worked in private practice since 2003 and prior to that worked in the corporate sector for a period of 12 years predominantly in Human Resources and Administration.


Career Development Professionals – Sorting the Chaff from the Wheat

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Searching for a Career Development Practitioner

Sorting the Chaff from the Wheat – How to ascertain the legitimacy of Career Development Practitioners in Australia

 

Career Development is a large umbrella or net that draws together a myriad of Career Services occupations and brands them together in one category with the purposes of facilitating and empowering a client in the exploration, development and management of their career over the course of their career life cycle.

WHAT OCCUPATIONS FALL UNDER CAREER DEVELOPMENT ?

There are a multitude of Career Service occupations that fall under the Career Development banner including: –

  • Career Advisor
  • Career Coach
  • Career Consultant
  • Career Counsellor
  • Career Development Expert
  • Career Development Practitioner
  • Career Guidance Officer
  • Career Management Consultant
  • Employment Counsellor
  • Guidance Officer
  • Job Developer
  • Placement Co-ordinator
  • Vocational Counsellor
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Work Experience Co-ordinator

As illustrated above, there are many occupations that fall under the umbrella of Career Development; which in ones’ opinion can potentially cause clients a great deal of stress trying to determine who is the appropriate service provider for me.

SOURCING CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Vocational Assessment (Test) Services – Psychometric Profiling – Personality, Aptitude Testing and Career Interest Testing

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Blu Ripples Vocational (Career) Assessment Services – helping you find your career solutions


Blu Ripples is proud to announce
the launch of our Vocational Assessment Services webpage.

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Personality Profiling – DISC Insights (IML) Accreditation

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DISC Insights

Blu Ripples Counselling and Consulting Services is proud to announce that Founder, Katherine Foster has recently obtained a DISC Accreditation through the Institute of Motivational Living and ACER Education Australia.

DISC (IML) is a powerful personality profile system that allows accredited practitioners to administer and analyse a clients personality over a period of time and variable settings.

For More information on DISC or Blu Ripples Psychometric Services including personality profiling please contact Katherine on 1300 300 557.


Mental Health First Aid Accreditation: – Katherine Foster, Blu Ripples

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Katherine Foster has attained the Mental Health First Aider (Standard) Certificate of Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid Australia

Katherine Foster has attained the Mental Health First Aider (Standard) Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid Australia

 

Blu Ripples is proud to announce that  Katherine Foster (Founder), has successfully completed the Standard Mental Health First Aider – Certificate of Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid Australia.

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CDAA – NSW Committee Member; Katherine Foster – Blu Ripples

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CDAA - NSW COMMITTEE MEMBER; Katherine Foster - T/as Blu Ripples

CDAA – NSW COMMITTEE MEMBER; Katherine Foster – T/as Blu Ripples

 

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Working With Children Check – NSW Clearance – Blu Ripples Counselling and Consulting Services

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Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster is accredited to work with children and youth in accordance with Office of Children's Guardian (NSW Government).

Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster has attained clearance to work with children and youth in a paid or unpaid capacity in accordance with Office of Children’s Guardian (NSW Government) requirements – clearance granted until Jan 2020.

Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster has received her updated Working with Children Clearance through the Office of Children’s Guardian (NSW Government) today (12 Jan 2015).

A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone working in child-related occupation. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct (source Office of Children’s Guardian website).

Thus, Katherine has been granted clearance to work with Children (0-18 years of age) either in a paid or unpaid capacity until Jan 2020 at which point Katherine will be required to undertake another Working With Children Check in accordance with current legislation.

For further information on the Working With Children Check- requirements for obtaining and maintaining a clearance to work with children please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.  To verify Katherine’s clearance status prior to engaging Blu Ripples (Katherine) for the purposes of helping your child or teenager with respect to our counselling, career consulting, training, workshops, and events please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website and go to “verifying a working with children check status”.  For all additional queries pertaining to Katherine’s clearance please contact her directly on 1300 300 557.

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Domestic and Family Violence Counselling – DV Alert Training Certificate

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DV Alert Training - Lifeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

In August 2013, Blu Ripples Founder Katherine Foster, completed a Domestic Violence Alert Training Course with Lifeline Australia.

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