Student Counsellor (967033) TasTAFE


About Us

TasTAFE is Tasmania’s largest provider of vocational education and training. With a focus on practical, real-life learning, we work closely with industry to produce job-ready and highly valued graduates. We stay connected with business and industry in Tasmania and we work hard to ensure the vocational education and training students receive is industry relevant and provide real industry skills that are highly valued by employers.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexibility. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity in our community. Ask how we can make this role flexible to suit you. 

The Role

Permanent, working up to 76 hours per fortnight 

TasTAFE is currently looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual with relevant experience and qualifications to join our Student Experience team as a Student Counsellor in 2023.  This position will be based at our Alanvale Campus in Launceston.  

The purpose of the Student Counsellor position is to provide students with guidance on career and course selection, provide short term personal counselling services and referral to external agencies to minimise the impact of psychological and/or emotional factors upon student academic performance and to assist student achievement of their educational and vocational goals.

The Student Counsellor is also responsible for effective and efficient provision of careers, crisis and personal counselling, and information related to advisory services and enrolment support.

An existing TasTAFE employee employed under a copied state instrument, or an employee who has been employed at TasTAFE in the past three months, if successful, would be appointed at the relevant classification and salary in the copied state instrument.

About  You

These are the capabilities required to undertake the role successfully:

  1. An understanding of the needs and constraints experienced by the broad range of people entering the organisation and established proficiency and expertise in counselling, mediation, advocacy career guidance and staff consultancy, with demonstrated skills in assessment and appropriate strategies to address student problems.
  2. Demonstrated high level interpersonal communication skills with the ability to relate to students with a high degree of sensitivity and to staff in a professional, cooperative manner.
  3. Extensive experience in providing career and course information, preferably in a vocational education and training environment.
  4. Well-developed self-management skills including flexibility and a capacity to remain impartial and manage a range of different tasks simultaneously.
  5. Well-developed skills in problem solving, liaison, negotiation, conflict resolution and the ability to exercise sound judgement.

To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate in your resume and short (maximum two-page) statement how you meet the capabilities of the role. See the ‘Advice to Applicants’ guide for more information.

Evidence of meeting the following requirements for the role will need to be provided prior to starting:

  • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption 

The following requirements are desirable: 

  • Experience in a vocational and education training environment.
  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology or similar
  • Eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional association e.g. AASW, APA.

How to apply

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

Applications close Sunday the 16th of October at 11.55pm 

Detailed information about the vacancy is available from:

PD .doc

PD .pdf

Advice to Applicants.doc

Advice to Applicants.pdf

Please visit TasTAFE Careers website for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

For more information about this vacancy please contact:

Christine McCristal
Student Support Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (03) 6165 6099