Lecturer, Bachelor and Master of Counselling

Brisbane, Australia
20 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

About us:

As a private provider of Higher Education programs, the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) offers comprehensive and innovative higher education programs providing a unique and personalised learning experience to tertiary students studying through external learning.

About the role:

With strong and increasing student enrolments for Semester 1 2022 commencing in early March, the Institute is seeking additional Lecturers to teach and assess subjects included in the Bachelor and Master of Counselling higher education programs. Based at the Institute's Higher Education campus in Fortitude Valley, the positions work closely with the Program Leader and Course Coordinators in the delivery of external Bachelor and Master of Counselling higher education subjects. The position can be accommodated as full time or part time (3 or 4 days per week), and is a permanent role with 6 months' probation. Work hours are 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri. 

Duties and responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Teaching and assessment responsibilities including developing and delivering webinars and residential school sessions; providing study assistance to students; and marking student assessments.
  • Developing subject learning materials, assessments and study guides, and assisting with pre-assessment and post-assessment moderation.
  • Maintaining paperwork and files as required for teaching and assessment.
  • Ensuring all student assessments are marked to appropriate standards within timeframes.
  • Liaising effectively with staff and students.

Skills and Experience:

To perform effectively in the role, the successful Lecturer will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (mandatory requirement for teaching Masters subjects), or a Masters qualification in a relevant discipline for teaching Bachelor subjects.
  • Teaching ability in counselling or relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated work with clients in psychological roles and/or counselling settings.
  • Current membership (or eligibility) with a Counselling Association.

Our Culture:

We have a strong student-centric, values-driven culture based on the guiding principle: “Empowering people to help others”. The overall purpose of our organisation is for our graduates’, through their own work, to positively influence the level of wellbeing and health in our communities. We accept our role in fulfilling this purpose, working with responsibility, passion, expertise and skill. Our teams develop high quality, applicable courses and programs, and provide an exceptional level of education and service to our students. As such, we have a strong focus on creating an accountable, supportive and engaging work environment built on joint purpose, teamwork, and enthusiasm for what we do.


Working for a private Higher Education Provider has a variety of benefits.  This is a teaching only, permanent position (no research work involved) and scholarship/professional development relevant to the position is financially supported.  

The Lecturer role works in a professional and enthusiastic team of counselling academics passionate about assisting students achieve their academic and career goals.  AIPC staff enjoy working to the organisation’s core values including inspiring others, providing exceptional education, and making a difference.

How to Apply:

To apply, please forward an Application Letter addressing the position requirements listed above and Curriculum Vitae as soon as you can.

*Applications will be assessed on first in basis and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any questions prior to making application please contact Priya Ghai, HR Coordinator on 07 3112 2000.

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