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Updated June 2017


Careers Adviser: Qualifications and Employment

Qualifications and initial accreditation for employment as Teacher Careers (Careers Adviser) with the Department

(Updated November 2016)

To qualify as a careers adviser you must be qualified as a secondary teacher and have completed an approved course of study in career education. This may be undertaken through either undergraduate studies or a combination of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

A starting point to find out more about how to become a secondary teacher to go to the Teach NSW website at: https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/  or for a personal inquiry go to:  https://teach.nsw.edu.au/contact-us

If you wish to gain employment and accreditation as Teacher Careers (Careers Adviser) in a NSW government school you can find information about the process at: https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/exploreteaching/types-of-teachers/specialist-teachers/career-adviser

An approved secondary teacher appointed to the careers adviser position with the NSW Department of Education will need to complete an approved postgraduate program designed to prepare teachers for employment as a careers adviser. Approved teachers can get paid to study full-time or part-time to become a careers adviser with the Sponsored Training Education Program (STEP).

For more information regarding STEP go to: https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/enhanceyourcareer/sponsored-training-education-program

More information regarding the STEP for career advisers go to: https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/enhanceyourcareer/sponsored-training-education-program/careers-adviser

 

Note: If you are a Careers Adviser seeking professional development, you may find additional opportunities here:
VEiS Intranet - Career Advisers.