Vocational Counsellor – Port Phillip Campus Bendigo Kangan Institute


Location: Port Philip Prison
Role Type
: Part-time (1.5 days per week) – Ongoing
Remuneration: $88,578 (0.3 pro-rata) + superannuation


Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute are the TAFE trading brands of Bendigo Kangan Institute.  We are one of Victoria’s largest TAFE providers, with over 40,000 enrolled students per annum.  We offer vocational training to students from all over the northern metro corridor as well as Loddon Campaspe regions.  We pride ourselves on the quality of training we provide by having industry expert teachers who impart their wealth of experience to the workforce of the future.  We believe that in everything we do, we give people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

We are currently seeking an experienced Vocational Counsellor to join our Corrections Education team at the Port Phillip Prison campus. This is an essential role that contributes to the education and rehabilitation of men at the facility.

This Vocational Counsellor provides specialist vocational assessment services resulting in the development of a learning and employment plan.  The plan includes post release employment pathways as well as vocational training opportunities delivered on site. It is a highly collaborative and rewarding role.

A post-graduate qualification that meets membership standards of the Career Industry Council of Australia is mandatory for this role. However, a suitably experienced person is eligible for employment if they agree to obtain a recognised qualification once employed.

Corrections roles are well supported and resourced within the Bendigo Kangan Institute. There is an experienced vocational education delivery team located at the Port Phillip campus with students willing to be engaged


  • Mandatory post-graduate qualification that meets the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) standards for professional membership
  • Successful applicants will also have to provide a current Working with Children Check and Federal Police Check
  • Full COIVD 19 vaccination is a requirement for working in a correctional facility


  • Be a member of a committed education team
  • Counselling support (EAP) and Health & Wellbeing initiatives throughout the year
  • Flexible work options.
  • Free onsite parking for most campuses
  • Professional development programs and many more….

If this sounds like the role for you. Please click ‘Apply for this job/Apply now‘, we would love to hear from you.

For further information regarding this outstanding opportunity, please contact Catherine Clancy, Lead Educator [email protected]


NOTE: BKI reserves the right to withdraw this advertised position at any stage.

Applications from candidates with valid working rights will only be considered.

We are a child safe and equal opportunity employer.  The successful candidate is required to hold a current working with children check. Application from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged.



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