All WSITAFE Colleges and OTEN counsellors are accredited members of NACGAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences) and can provide a free and confidential Counselling and Career guidance service to any current or prospective student.
For prospective students, counsellors can provide:
Exploration of career and study options;
- Assistance with course selection;
- Advice regarding TAFE enrolment and procedures;
- Information about support available for students at TAFE.
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,
Counsellors can provide assistance through:
For Career Advisors, TAFE counsellors can also:
- Be a point of reference about course related information and requirements;
- Provide advice regarding alternate schooling options;
- Visit schools to give group talks about TAFE and post school options / career planning;
- Participate in school career education workshops and career days;
- Attend Career expos and other community related events to represent TAFE programs.
TAFE counsellors can also work with School Career Advisors and other staff to assist with:
- Transition from school to post secondary study;
- Management plans to provide support with students with particular needs;
- Developing a program for disengaged and socially disadvantaged students.
Visit our Support Services area for details of additional services offered to our students.