Counselling Clinical Supervisor; Lecturer Level A (Online) Australian College of Applied Professions


At ACAP we change lives. We equip our students with a deep understanding of human behaviour, the skills to make a positive difference and the resilience to enjoy long, healthy careers.

ACAP, The Australian College of Applied Professions, is Australia’s leading independent provider of tertiary education, delivering accredited courses in psychology, social work, counselling, coaching, criminology, law, and business management and leadership (MBA).

We are seeking a Level A Counselling Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor for ACAPs’ online campus. This opportunity is suited to a passionate Counsellor and experienced Clinical Supervisor, driven to make a significant impact on the future generation of counselling professionals.

In this role, your primary focus will be providing clinical supervision to our Discipline of Counselling students during their field placement units. You’ll work closely with our Placement team, ensuring students are assigned to suitable placement sites, and facilitate weekly academic clinical supervision classes with small groups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate clinical supervision for student counsellors during field placement units, providing them with valuable real-life experiences that integrate academic knowledge and counselling skills
  • Act as a mentor and support system for students throughout their two consecutive trimesters of field placement at external agencies, fostering their professional development in authentic, real-world settings
  • Encourage students to engage in self-reflection and critical thinking, enhancing their abilities to navigate challenging scenarios they may encounter in their counselling careers
  • Ensure that students maintain high standards of professionalism, ethics, and legality during their placements, preparing them for the demands of real-life counselling practice

It is essential the successful candidate can demonstrate:

  • A counselling qualification and experience that enables membership in either the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • A qualification as a Clinical Supervisor recognised by either the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Professional experience deemed by the College to be equivalent in combination to at least one AQF Level above that of the Course they are required to deliver.
  • Passion for teaching and empowering the next generation of Counsellors, with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills

Please note: If you are an applicant wishing to work remotely or with a hybrid arrangement; you must be located in Australia, and have a private and quiet workspace suitable for sensitive and confidential discussions

Some benefits and perks of working with ACAP include:

  • Genuine flexibility with hybrid or remote working arrangements
  • Health & well-being packages including free counselling for employees and family, discounted gym membership, movie tickets, travel, hotels, and insurance
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing
  • Up to 75% off study scholarships on all our courses
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year for your passionate causes

Diversity and Inclusion:

ACAP promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace delivers a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students, and clients. We encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and diverse community groups.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to the education of future counsellors and further develop your expertise in teaching and supervision practices at ACAP, where we value collaboration, innovation, autonomy, and continuous growth.

How to apply:

  • Submit your CV and optional cover letter outlining your suitability and interest
  • Please note applicants are assessed upon receipt so you are encouraged to apply now.
  • Like some more information? We would love to hear from you!
    Contact Jane McPhee, Online Campus Manager on 07 3835 0427 for a confidential discussion

Please note applicants require full working rights in Australia.
Successful candidates may need to undergo criminal records and working with children check.



Australian College of Applied Professions

Job Salary

Full time