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.

Applications close 11:59pm (AEST), 14 July 2023.

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

Learn more about the program from current participant, James

Online information webinars

Online information webinars will be hosted by the NSW Department of Education on the below dates. There is no need to register ahead of time.

Monday, 29 May 2023: 10:00 - 10:30am (AEST). Click here to join the meeting.
Thursday, 1 June 2023: 3:30 - 4:00pm (AEST). Click here to join the meeting.
Wednesday, 7 June 2023: 9:30 - 10:00am (AEST). Click here to join the meeting.
Tuesday, 27 June 2023: 10:30 - 11:00am (AEST). Click here to join the meeting.

More information

Review the frequently asked questions for more information on your eligibility for the School Counsellor in Training Sponsorship or the Psychology Sponsorship, scholarship payments and your appointment as a school counsellor.

Contact the Employment Programs Team via or phone 1300 300 634.

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