1. Overview

If you would like to be a School Counsellor but do not have the relevant qualifications or experience, you can apply through our sponsored foundational training programme. The programme will equip you with the necessary skills to support our students with their social and emotional needs.

Programme length: 8-month sponsored training.

Bond length: 2 years.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Preferably at least 1 year of full-time work experience in teaching, counselling or volunteering work involving children and youths.
  • A tertiary qualification. Those without a tertiary qualification and with relevant experience/expertise may also apply.

Compulsory Untrained School Stint

Prior to admission into the foundational training programme, you would need to undertake a compulsory school stint. The stint allows you to affirm your interest in school counselling, and lets us assess your suitability for the role. If you successfully complete the stint, you will be enrolled in the foundational training programme.

Salary and benefits

You will be appointed on the Allied Educator Scheme of Service, and will be hired on a contract basis.

You will receive a monthly salary while undergoing the Untrained School Stint in school and if enrolled, during the foundational training programme as well. Your exact salary depends on:

  • Your relevant experience and time spent on the job.
  • Your academic training.
  • Whether you have completed full-time National Service.

Note: Information on salaries are accurate at the point of publication but may be subject to review and change.

You will also be eligible for these benefits:

  • Time off during school holidays, as long as your services are not required during that time.
  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits.
  • 14 days of medical leave without hospitalisation, and up to 60 days with hospitalisation.
  • 10 days of urgent leave for private matters, subject to approval.

Learn more about the benefits as a Public Officer