Counselling and Careers

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Nudgee College has two professionally qualified counsellors who assist with the counselling needs of the students of the College and, where appropriate, with the needs of parents and staff. The counsellors also perform the role of School Contact Officers in accordance with the EREA Student Protection Policy and are points of contact for students and staff when addressing issues of discrimination and harassment.

The counsellors work collaboratively with student formation personnel and the teaching, learning and training arms of the College to facilitate students making contextually appropriate educational and life decisions.

Examples of areas in which Nudgee College's Counsellors assist students are listed below:
 

Educational Matters

  • Motivation and goals
  • Learning styles
  • Study habits and skills
  • Time management
  • Subject selections and changes
  • Advocacy
  • Behaviour management

Personal Issues

  • Family concerns
  • Peer pressures and conflicts
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Coping strategies
  • Interagency and community links

Career Direction

  • Interests, abilities and life work goals
  • Career choice influences
  • Occupational and work ideas
  • Decision making
  • Pathways
  • Education and training options (including apprenticeships and traineeships)
  • Action plans
  • University Admission processes
  • SET Plan Preparation