School counselling scholarships for employees

Scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates to join the school counselling workforce.

School Counsellors and School Psychologists apply their psychological expertise to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

School Counselling Service Scholarships for workforce development support school counselling staff to complete short term, specialised courses in areas of psychology and wellbeing to enhance their capacity to meet the needs of students.

Funding for scholarships is provided through the NSW Government's Supported Students, Successful Students initiative.

This page will be updated as opportunities arise throughout the year. For more information, please contact Vicki Melitas, Psychology Service Development Coordinator, Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships on (02) 9244 5424 or vicki.melitas@det.nsw.edu.au

See below for some of the courses and professional learning opportunities:


School Psychologist Graduate Scholarship Program - Master of Professional Psychology

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

This scholarship offers:

  • Up to $28,000 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 of up to 300 hours
  • One year full-time internship
  • Ongoing employment as a school psychologist upon satisfactory completion of the internship in NSW public schools in areas of workforce need.

Note: The tuition allowance component of the scholarship benefit will be adjusted based on individual university or institution's fees and charges for the Master of Professional Psychology program

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

Eligibility to apply for this scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the School Psychologist Graduate Scholarship, you must:

  • Have completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved 4th year in Psychology
  • Be enrolled in a Master of Professional Psychology program at an APAC approved university or institution
  • 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 with permission to drive by oneself.

Information

Apply

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Contact

Vicki Melitas, Psychology Service Development Coordinator, Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships.


Supported Students, Successful Students Graduate Scholarship Program – Master of Teaching (School Counselling)

Scholarships for the Supported Students, Successful Students Graduate Scholarship Program supports psychology graduates to complete the Master of Teaching (School Counselling) program at the University of Sydney and become a school counsellor working in NSW public schools. Graduates will gain valuable knowledge under the guidance and supervision of experienced school counsellors in schools.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED

This scholarship offers

  • $25,000 per year of full-time study for full-fee paying students
  • $6,600 per year for students with a Commonwealth Supported place
  • $6,000 appointment allowance
  • 1,500 textbook and incidentals allowance
  • full-time employment on successful completion in NSW public schools in rural areas of workforce need.

Note: Additional benefits may also be available to school counsellors working in rural locations.

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

Eligibility

To be eligible for a graduate scholarship you must:

  • have completed a four year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies
  • meet requirements to undertake the Master of Teaching (School Counselling) program at the University of Sydney
  • be willing to work in geographic areas of workforce need
  • have or be able to obtain a Working with Children Check
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen, and
  • hold a current and valid NSW driver's licence.

Apply

For further information, and to sign up for an alert for 2019, visit the teach.NSW webpage.

Contact

Vicki Melitas, Psychology Service Development Coordinator, Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships.

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