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Education Counsellor

Student Placement Operations | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Full Time

Job Description

IDP Education Limited is an ASX listed company that is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities and headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.  IDP’s core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand institutions, English-language testing and training. 

We are setting out to be the world's leading platform and connected international student community through building tons of new products to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

For over 45 years our global network of 93 offices has been helping students to achieve their goals through studying abroad. By pursuing a global education at the beginning of their careers, we help them experience life-changing opportunities.  For more than 2,000 employees in more than 50 countries, IDP Education is a specialist employer of choice in major cities across the globe. 

If you share our passion in helping people to pursue their dreams through education and thrive in an innovative agile digital culture then come and join us as we undergo our digital revolution.


The Education Counsellor is responsible for providing information, advice, support and processing of applications for international students seeking placement in Australian education institutions. The Education Counsellor is also responsible for servicing IDP IELTS candidates and directly promoting IELTS tests and other IDP products and services to students.


  • Provide information and advice to prospective international students in Australia including off-shore students and their families regarding study opportunities in Australia.
  • Promote IDP IELTS Tests and assist in increasing test bookings
  • Assist students with on-arrival issues and provide them with on-shore IDP Services
  • Support IDP network students
  • Follow up leads and contacts and maximise the number of students application submitted and finalised enrolment with IDP
  • Submit applications to institutions, obtain offers and facilitate enrolments
  • Data entry of student applications
  • Manage and store student files through the established filing system
  • Follow standard CRM sales process to record and update all student interactions and applications,  follow through on students’ enquiries and applications
  • Continually enhance product knowledge base through client trainings, workshops, briefing sessions, visits and peer discussions and IELTS Customer Service Training
  • Keep informed of market and DIBP regulation changes that may have an impact on the business
  • Completion of PIER Education Agents training course
  • Attend to student face-to-face, phone and email enquiries in a timely and professional manner
  • Follow through on student enquiries, requests or complaints and provide information and assistance as required.
  • Organise student excursions and cultural events
  • Manage in-house interview sessions where students can meet institutions to submit spot applications
  • Managing reception occasionally including responding to and redirecting queries where required
  • Assist IDP IELTS test candidates with general information and test bookings
  • Support event managers in the organisation of major promotional events such as Interview Sessions, twice-a-year exhibitions and IELTS Masterclass
  • Assist the promotion and student bookings of excursions and cultural events
  • Share knowledge and market information with team members who may find it useful
  • Maintain and update all generic IDP and institutional information materials
  • Provide input on marketing activities to promote IDP brand and services
  • Assist in identification of opportunities and threats in the market
  • Work with marketing staff and institution representatives in strategies for promoting institution
  • Build good working relationships with IDP network counsellors and marketing and admissions staff from institutions
  • Display consistent high level of professionalism at work
  • Adhere to IDP process, policies and Code of Conduct


  • Completed Bachelor Degree or an equivalent amount of experience/education
  • Working experience in Australia or in the International Education Industry
  • Fluent in English and a second language
  • Achievement orientated
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • High level of problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Understand needs and issues of on-shore international students



IDP Education’s ongoing success comes from our highly committed and caring employees around the globe.  We encourage teamwork in order to leverage our people's diverse talents and expertise through effective collaboration and cooperation throughout our business.
We strive to provide a working environment where people are encouraged to excel, be creative and seek new ways to solve problems, take initiative, generate opportunities and be accountable for their actions.

We believe in developing dynamic, inclusive work places that encourage and celebrate cultural differences and views, and provide opportunities for personal, professional and career development all around the world.  We respect diversity in our people: their ideas, work styles and perspectives as well as offering flexibility to ensure employees enjoy a satisfying balance of work and personal life.