ACCE Career Guidance Service

The Australian Centre for Career Education (ACCE) provides person-centred career counselling  for people of any age or ability. Whether you are transitioning from education to work, looking for work, are underemployed, want to increase your work readiness and employability, are unsure of work or training options or are looking for a career change. Professional Career Counsellors help you navigate and understand your career options and give you the tools and confidence needed to work towards and pursue your career goals.

We offer a wide range of career development services and can support you with structured skills to build the career you want. Our professional career counsellors can improve your work readiness so you can gain and successfully sustain employment. We are a licensed associate and training provider for the internationally validated Employment Readiness Scale™ (ERS) - a self-assessment tool that helps identify how ready you are for work. The ERS is included in our counselling services and provides you with a career action plan. During your session, our career counsellor will explain your action plan and help you identify the most useful supports and actions needed to reach your goals.

Career Development Services Include:

  • Exploring work and training options that suit your abilities, interests, and personality
  • Work readiness assessment and use of proven vocational assessment tools
  • Identification of work barriers and targeted interventions
  • Understanding workplaces and specific industries
  • Empowering you to plan, set goals, lead and manage your career journey
  • Networking and job search strategies
  • Job applications, including strategies to develop a strong/ competitive resume & cover letter
  • Preparing and practicing job interview skills
  • Outplacement and career change support
  • Educational transitioning support
  • Career planning and transitioning with a disability
  • Supporting your child’s career planning or transition from education to further study or employment.

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We support anyone seeking to study or work who needs help navigating their career path, making career decisions or exploring their options, such as:

  • Adults
  • Asylum Seekers and refugees
  • Career changers
  • Defence wives
  • Forensic/community re-entry
  • Graduates
  • Long term unemployed
  • People with a disability
  • Retrenched workers 
  • Veterans
  • Youth

Career Counselling Services Costs

All prices include GST

Concession Appointments must have Centrelink Concession Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Health Care Card, or Pensioner Concession Card.
 Appointment Type Cost 
Career Counselling Session - Online $145.00
Career Counselling Session - Phone $145.00
Career Counselling Session - Online/Phone including Morrisby Vocational Assessment and feedback $195.00 

Concession Career Counselling Session - Online/Phone

Concession Career Counselling Session - Online/Phone including Morrisby Vocational Assessment and feedback $120.00



How do I schedule my career counselling session(s)?

A session or sessions are scheduled after payment is made. You will be sent an email containing Career Counsellor availability. You select a time/date of the session which is convenient for you.

How many sessions should I book?

The Career Counsellor will work with you to determine the number of sessions required depending on your individual needs.

How long does a session go for?

Career counselling sessions are approximately 45 minutes long. You have the option of speaking with the same Career Counsellor to ensure continuity of service.

Person-centred Career Counselling

If you already know your goals but are facing barriers to work, our career counsellors will help you navigate a way forward. It is not uncommon for people to wonder why they cannot find employment. Our career counsellors can help you understand your barriers to successful employment and address these with targeted interventions. We can also help you understand the skills and courses that are available to support you on your employment journey.

Our services are available via online video conference or telephone.

What qualifications does an ACCE Career Counsellor have?

Career Counsellors hold post-graduate qualifications in career development (e.g. Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice or Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development). They must also maintain professional membership with a career industry association, which includes ongoing professional development commitments.

More information in relation to the professional standards for Career Development Practitioners can be found here:

How career counsellors can assist

Career Counsellors can help you understand, develop, and self-manage your career options. Career Counsellors can support you across all stages of the job search process and career education and development.

The service is suited to people who are:

  • unsure of their training or career path work/career options and pathways
  • seeking employment or training but lack a clear vocational pathway/plan
  • under or unemployed
  • underemployed and seeking more secure and/or skilled work
  • in need of support to plan a transition to a new occupation/career
  • wishing to pursue a professional career involving tertiary education pathways.

Information on Payment, Cancellations and Refunds

Please view information here: Payment information, Cancellations & Refunds

Have a question?

Contact us on 03 9433 8009


For Free Career Guidance please contact the Skills & Job Centres

Skills and Jobs Centres are operated by Victoria’s TAFE network. They are a great resource when you are looking to enter the workforce, upgrade your skills or find training to support your career path. They offer free, professional, and independent advice on education and training opportunities and pathways. Skills and Job Centres are located across Victoria. To find the one closest to you, visit 

Other supports services

Workforce Australia is the Commonwealth Government employment service network that can help you search and apply for jobs or find more information on pathways to employment. Workforce Australia has services located throughout Victoria. For further information visit , or contact Workforce Australia on 1800 805 260. If you are an employer, you can contact 13 17 15

Services Australia delivers a range of Commonwealth Government services and payments. The Services Australia website has links to a range of helpful resources and assistance available. Please visit  or contact Services Australia on 13 24 68