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Career counselling

Career advisers will help you find a career that suits your skills. They are also known as career counsellors, coaches or practitioners.

Find a career adviser

You can find career advice and help through many of the same channels where you would look for a job, including:

  • career websites—many of the bigger career websites also give you advice on finding career coaches or counsellors, as well as tips on what to look for to suit your needs
  • the Yellow Pages, online searches and local newspapers.

There is a professional association for career advisers/practitioners in Australia. The Career Development Association of Australia is the largest association of qualified career advisers in Australia. Their members work in various locations, including government agencies and private practices.

Find a registered career adviser 

Advice for students


Guidance officers or counsellors can provide advice about choosing and planning for a career if you're still in school.

Read more about guidance and career counselling for school students. 

TAFE Queensland

Many TAFE Queensland institutes have staff to help you find guidance officers and career counsellors.


Most Queensland universities offer career advice and counselling services to help their students. In Queensland, the following universities offer these services:

People with disability

People with disability can contact a JobAccess Adviser on 1800 464 800 for free and confidential career advice.

Private recruitment firms

Many private recruitment firms offer career advice and help with your career development.

Find recruitment firms and agencies near you by:

Job expos

At job and career expos you can find tips and advice on career pathways from industry employers, education and training providers, government agencies and community groups.

Check where you can find job and career expos.

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Last updated
11 April 2017
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