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Employment Consultant

Help people to find and keep employment.

What's it like to be an Employment Consultant?

An Employment Consultant is responsible for assisting people to gain and keep employment. They work with people who are unsure what to do with their careers, people who have been out of the workforce or who have a disability and require specialist support. With client input, they develop individually tailored pathways to employment.

Employment Consultant

Tasks and duties

  • Meeting with clients to determine their needs, preferences and plans.
  • Selling the benefits of employment and occupations.
  • Reverse marketing candidates and plans to employers.
  • Delivering training sessions to support client job-readiness.
  • Providing support pre- and post-employment.
  • Ensuring employment is sustainable and suitable for clients.
  • Acquiring new clients.
  • Working to KPIs.
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Employment Consultants assist their customers to meet their aspirations, and are required to have compassion, motivation, and strong customer service skills. Employment Consultants are often employed by not-for profit organisations.

What can I earn as an Employment Consultant?

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Employment Consultant roles in AUS are typically advertised between $50k and $70k
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How to become an Employment Consultant


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Formal qualifications are not required to work as an Employment Consultant. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are advantageous.

  1. Gain experience in a customer-facing role. While some Employment Consultants may have a background in recruitment, this is not essential.
  2. Consider completing a Certificate IV in Employment Services (CHC41115). This course will prepare you to help people locate, secure and maintain employment.

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Latest Employment Consultant reviews

Latest reviews from 52 Employment Consultants surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Fascinated with Human Beings? Then jump right into this role!
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Employment Services
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Disability Employment Services
The good things
Every day will be different. There is always a variety of tasks to get through and this keeps things interesting. There are some really amazing people that you will meet, who will be so grateful for ...
The challenges
Depending on the demographics of the particular suburb that you are working in, you can have some really challenging customers and situations. You get to see people display all sorts of behaviours. In...
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May 2021
Employment can be tough, but I love how everyday is different and the changes you can make in other people's lives.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Community Services
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Employment consulant
The good things
To be in this industry you must learn to listen and have an open mind to people's needs. Be honest and working together to solve the barriers to be able to move to the next level.
The challenges
Lack of company support and not enough training.
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