Questions and answers
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Typically appointments are available within 2-4 weeks, but from June to October appointments are usually booked 4 weeks or more in advance. If you are in Year 13 or wanting to make a decision for the following year, it’s a good idea to book your counselling for the beginning of the year.
How much does an appointment cost?
The fee for the initial appointment is $517.50 ($450+GST), which covers the session preparation, assessment and the appointment itself.
If you need them, follow up appointments are charged at $150/hr.
What if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel or change your appointment please let Career Sense know as soon as possible. Like many other professionals, Career Sense charges for appointments cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment. If you don’t provide at least two working days’ notice and your cancellation results in your appointment slot not being filled, you will be billed for the costs involved in preparing for your appointment.
When should a teenager/young adult start the career planning process?
It’s time to start thinking about career planning as you have to make subject choices that could limit your career options. For many students this is either at the end of Year 10 or 11. At this early stage it is not so much about selecting a definitive career, but about identifying likely careers and making sure the subjects you take cover these as you continue your education.
Why is the counselling session up to three hours long?
Unlike many career practitioners, who will see you for one hour sessions over multiple weeks, Career Sense prefers to do one comprehensive session. Most clients comment that the time has flown and didn’t seem long at all. It’s an enjoyable process and it feels great to have concrete outcomes from a single appointment.
Do I need a follow-up appointment?
This depends on the age and stage you are at. If your first appointment is at the end of Year 10 or 11, then you will want to come for a follow-appointment to refine your career choices and subjects in Year 12 or 13 as you learn more about yourself. A follow-up career counselling appointment typically takes 1 to 2 hours. Some people like to touch base throughout their career, and others prefer regular support and backup. Career Sense can accommodate your ongoing needs.