Each college and OTEN has highly qualified and experienced counsellors who offer a vast range of confidential and professional services free of charge to individuals and/or groups.
For prospective students
TAFE Counsellors assist individuals to identify career options and choose a relevant course or study pathway to achieve career goals. They can also advise individuals about labour market trends.
For enrolled students
Enrolled students receive advice and support from TAFE Counsellors in three broad areas:
- Vocational counselling includes comprehensive career guidance; exploration of further study pathways; resume writing, interview techniques and other job seeking skills.
- Educational counselling includes assessing learning difficulties and developing intervention strategies and study skills to maximise educational outcomes.
- Personal counselling includes support for issues that may be interfering with studies at TAFE. Some examples are relationship difficulties, depression, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol problems, stress and anxiety, sexuality issues, financial problems and domestic violence.