School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs

Approved teachers, you could get paid to study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school. The department's School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs will provide you with financial support while you study and a permanent position as a school counsellor upon successful completion of your studies.

The different programs are dependent on your current qualifications. Find out which one is right for you:

  1. Psychology Sponsorship Program - for teachers who will have completed the first two years of a three year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies by the end of 2020, and who will be completing third year psychology studies by the end of 2021. Eligible applicants will be achieving a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or greater.
  2. School Counsellor in Training Sponsorship Program - for teachers who have completed or will have completed a three-year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or greater by the end of 2020.

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Contact the Employment Programs Team via sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.