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The Careers, Counselling & Pathways Service is a FREE and confidential* service to help you succeed at TAFE and in your chosen career. Prospective TAFE students are able to access the service to assist with course choice decisions and career planning. Students enrolled with TAFE NSW are able to access a range of services in 3 main areas:
1. Career Development
2. Educational Effectiveness
3. Personal Counselling

Career Development
We can assist prospective and enrolled students with course choice and career decision making. We provide you with many options, ideas and tools for exploring careers. This may involve help with:
• Course/Career choice and planning
• Retraining
• Job seeking skills
• Resumes, job applications and cover letters
• Preparing for Job Interviews

There are a range of online resources to help you explore your career options, whether you are just starting out, developing your career further or looking at retraining.
• Findmyfuture Career Quiz
• Browse Courses
• TAFE NSW website
• Australian Qualifications Framework levels
• Career Pathways Booklet
• JobGetter recruitment platform

Educational Effectiveness
At the Careers, Counselling & Pathways Service we can cover a lot of ground to make sure you do well in your course and reach your potential. We can assist current TAFE NSW students with:
• Study skills
• Time management
• Goal setting
• Educational difficulties
• Referral to a range of other support services

Staff will take the time to listen to your needs and work with you to come up with strategies to help you do well in your course.
Sometimes personal issues can interfere with your ability to learn and complete assessments. TAFE is here to help you get the most out of your study. Students can make appointments with TAFE counsellors at any of our locations. You can talk about all kinds of situations including relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, conflict, self-esteem, alcohol or drugs, money, accommodation, harassment and complaints – knowing your privacy will be respected*.

* N.B. The Careers Counselling and Pathways Service is a free and confidential Service, however there are limits to confidentiality which apply in the following circumstances:

  • Situations of child abuse or neglect.
  • If someone’s life is in danger, or if someone appears to be at risk of  personal harm (this can include you if you are under the influence of alcohol for example).
  • Courts of Law have the power to subpoena (request copies of) our records if you are involved in a court case in which your counselling sessions are somehow relevant.

TAFE Counsellors are bound by legislative responsibility and need to provide information when requested to do so.