More information about Career Counsellors

Career Counsellors can help you understand, develop, and self-manage your career options.

The service is available to all Victorian residents and is most suited to people who are:

  • unsure of their work/career options and pathways
  • seeking employment but lack a clear vocational pathway/plan
  • unemployed and struggling to secure work due to lack of work experience (e.g. recent graduates)
  • 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 counsellors.

Sessions are offered online, over the phone and in person. 

Hear from one of our Career Counsellors

Career Counselling is for everyone: How a Jobs Victoria Career Counsellor like Ros can help you

Every day, Jobs Victoria Career Counsellor Ros C meets people from all walks of life and supports them to find their place in the working world.

Figuring out your next career step, what job might be best for you, how to network or apply for roles –these are all things Ros can help with.

“We can bring a fresh perspective to whatever career issue you may be facing and help you find clarity,” she says.
“Career counselling is for everyone. No matter what you’re looking for, we have the experience to guide you through it.”

 

Read more at https://jobs.vic.gov.au/about-jobs-victoria/case-studies/how-a-career-counsellor-can-help-you 

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?

No. Career Counsellors don’t have access to any 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 a Jobs Victoria 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/.