About ACCE Career Guidance Service

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.

What can I expect from a session with a Career Counsellor? 

Once you've booked a session, you will receive an email confirmation and mobile device reminder. Your session will go up to 45 minutes and you will have the opportunity at the end to book another appointment.

During your session you will be asked questions about your career and education experience and identify goals and steps with your career counsellor.

Sessions are offered over the phone or via videoconference.

Access to the Morrisby Profile and Employment Readiness Scale

Your Career Counsellor will determine whether a career assessment tool is right for you. The tools offered as part of the service include the Employment Readiness Scale and the Morrisby Profile.

  • The Employment Readiness Scale is a self-assessment questionnaire that establishes how prepared you feel you are for work.
  • Morrisby includes a series of psychometric assessments and questionnaires that provide an idea of your strengths and where your preferences lie.

Can a Career Counsellor find me a job?

Career Counsellors don’t have access to job vacancies. Their role is to help you understand your career options and provide you with the tools and confidence you need to pursue them.

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: https://cica.org.au/professional-standards/.