School counselling scholarships

Have you considered a career in the NSW school counselling service?

The School Psychologist Scholarship Program supports high achieving psychology graduates to complete a Master of Professional Psychology program and become school psychologists working in rural, regional or metropolitan NSW public schools.

Graduates will gain valuable knowledge and experience under the guidance and supervision of Senior Psychologists Education, School Psychologists, and School Counsellors.

If you're a psychology graduate who wants the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people, then the School Counselling Service Scholarship Programs may be what you're looking for

Being a school counsellor

To learn more about what it means to be a school counsellor or school psychologist, visit the School counselling service page.

Rural Scholarship Program

Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) at Charles Sturt University

Rural scholarships support psychology graduates to complete the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) at Charles Sturt University, and become a permanent school psychologist working in rural and remote NSW public schools.

Graduates will gain valuable knowledge under the guidance and supervision of experienced school counsellors in schools.

The Rural Scholarship Program offers:

  • Up to $30,000 tuition allowance for full-time, full fee paying students
  • Up to $6,000 appointment allowance
  • $1,500 textbook and incidentals allowance
  • Supervised practicum placements in schools
  • Supervised internship
  • Induction program
  • Ongoing employment as a school psychologist in NSW public schools in areas of workforce need upon satisfactory completion of the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program.

Note: Additional benefits may be available to interns and employees working in certain rural NSW locations.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • have completed a four year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies
  • met requirements to undertake the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program at the Charles Sturt University. View the requirements on the Charles Sturt University website.
  • have submitted an application for the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program at the Charles Sturt University
  • be willing to work in geographic areas of workforce need (refer to the work location nomination form)
  • have or be able to obtain a NSW Working with Children Check clearance
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • hold or be able to obtain a current and valid NSW driver's licence

Information

Apply

Applications are now open

Please apply online at iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. using job reference 00008AUZ.

Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday 10 October 2021.

Graduate Scholarship Program

Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) University of Wollongong

The Graduate Scholarship supports psychology graduates to complete the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) at the University of Wollongong, and become a permanent school psychologist working in NSW public schools.

Graduates will gain valuable knowledge under the guidance and supervision of experienced school counsellors in schools.

Rural and Metropolitan scholarships are available and include:

  • Up to $30,000 tuition allowance for full-time, full fee-paying students
  • Up to $2,000 appointment allowance for metropolitan scholarships and up to $6,000 for rural scholarships
  • $1,500 textbook and incidentals allowance
  • Supervised practicum placements in schools
  • Induction program
  • Supervised internship and ongoing employment as a school psychologist in NSW public schools in areas of workforce need upon satisfactory completion of the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program

Note: Additional benefits may be available to interns and employees working in certain rural NSW locations.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Graduate Scholarship for the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology), you must:

  • have completed a four year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies
  • met requirements to undertake the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program at the University of Wollongong. View the requirements on the University of Wollongong website.
  • have submitted an application for the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program at the University of Wollongong
  • be willing to work in geographic areas of workforce need (refer to the work location nomination form)
  • have or be able to obtain a NSW Working with Children Check clearance
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • hold a current and valid NSW driver's licence.

Information

Apply

Applications are now open

Please apply online at iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. using job reference 00008AUY

Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday 10 October 2021.

School Counsellor in Training Program

Master of Psychological Practice (School Psychology) Charles Sturt University

If you have an existing Teaching qualification you can apply for a two-year program to become a school counsellor.

School counsellors in training receive:

  • full-time teaching salary
  • tuition fees paid
  • paid accommodation expenses to attend compulsory face-to-face university intensives where overnight accommodation is necessary
  • a Master of Psychological Practice (School Psychology) from Charles Sturt University upon successful completion of the course
  • a permanent school counselling position in a NSW public school in an area of workforce need.
For more information, visit the School Counsellor in Training page on Teach.NSW.

Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday 8 August 2021.

Contact

Rural Scholarship Program and Graduate Scholarship Program

For enquiries about the Rural Scholarship Program and Graduate Scholarship Program. contact

  • Vicki Melitas, Psychology Service Development Coordinator
    Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships
    02 7814 2988
    vicki.melitas@det.nsw.edu.au

School Counsellor in Training Program

For enquiries about the School Counsellor in Training Program contact
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