Counsellor – Western Sydney and Sydney TAFE NSW



  • Competitive salary package and access to multiple benefit
  • Offering work life balance and nation-wide networking opportunities
  • Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions available across our Sydney and Western Sydney region


The Opportunity

TAFE NSW is dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of the NSW economy and workforce, offering world-class training and education that delivers the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Grow your career in a dynamic and collaborative environment, where you can innovate, create value, and proudly play a meaningful role in delivering quality training to the people of NSW.? 


About the Role

The Counsellor is responsible for the delivery of a range of appropriate counselling services to enrolled and prospective students, and educational consultancy and support to teaching and staff.

The role will utilise your high standard of professional practice; your ability to work independently; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and well-developed time management and organisational skills. 

You are a critical thinker, analysing, anticipating, and collaborating, to make sound recommendations for your customers. You will deliver individual counselling and group work in educational, vocational and personal counselling. Providing relevant professional expertise in the design or conduct of programs targeting students with special needs is also a strength of yours.

Crucially, you are someone who shares the TAFE NSW Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence and Customer First. 


Locations Available:

  • Permanent Full Time Counsellor at Mt Druitt, Nirimba, Enmore and Kingswood/Penrith/Nepean
  • Permanent Part Time (0.6 FTE) at Hornsby
  • Permanent Part Time (0.5 FTE) at Granville, Strathfield and Meadowbank
  • Permanent Part Time (0.4 FTE) at Campbelltown
  • Permanent Part Time (0.1 FTE) at Wetherill Park 


To be successful in the role you must have:

  • Appropriate degree from a Tertiary Institution and at least 3 years study in Psychology or other such study as the Employer deems appropriate, plus 2 years appropriate vocational experience and eligibility for registration with APHRA or eligibility for registration with the Australian Association of Social Work.
  • Two years relevant recent counselling experience in personal counselling and vocational or educational counselling Or post-graduate qualifications in relevant counselling areas. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel as per business requirements. 
  • Ability to address and meet focus capabilities as stated in the Position Description.


For full details about the role review the Position Description and the Information Package  


This position offers a base salary range of $88, 842- $105,365 p.a. plus employer?s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 


How to apply

Please click the ?apply? button to be redirected to the ?I Work for NSW? job board.

To support your application please provide:

  • Your current resume
  • A copy of your relevant qualification/s
  • Your response to the targeted question (500-word limit each)

Job Specific Enquiries: Please contact Lisa Fox, Senior Manager Counselling and Career Development Services via email [email protected]

General Enquiries: Please contact Rachel Connolly, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email [email protected]

Technical issues: please contact I WorkForNSW Support Team on 1800 562 679 (Mon-Fri) or [email protected]