All WSI TAFE Colleges and OTEN counsellors are accredited members of NACGAS and can provide a free and confidential career guidance service to any prospective students.
For prospective students, counsellors can provide:
Exploration of career and study options;
- Assistance with course selection;
- Advice regarding TAFE enrolment and procedures;
- Information about support available for students at TAFE.
Counsellors can provide assistance through:
- individual face-to-face appointments at any of our institutes,
online enquiries (available on our website)
- telephone contact (see contact details..)
For Career Advisors, TAFE counsellors can also:
- Be a point of reference about course related information and requirements;
- Provide advice regarding alternate schooling options;
- Visit schools to give group talks about TAFE and post school options / career planning;
- Participate in school career education workshops and career days;
- Attend Career expos and other community related events to represent TAFE programs.
TAFE counsellors can also work with School Career Advisors and other staff to assist with:
- Transition from school to post secondary study;
- Management plans to provide support with students with particular needs;
- Developing a program for disengaged and socially disadvantaged students.
Other staff at TAFE that may be of assistance to Career Advisors include:
- Customer Service officers – can give direct advice and assistance regarding enrolment, financial matters, TAFE procedures and course details;
- Head Teachers – can provide information about course content, offerings and study pathways to employment;
- Disability Consultants – to provide advice regarding support for students with special needs. WSI Institute has available specialist consultants for:
- Deaf / Hearing impaired
- Neurological (ABI)
- Mental Health
Multicultural Community Engagement Officers
- Aboriginal Student Support Officers
- Juvenile Justice and Correctional Centre Liaison Officers