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NATIONAL DIPLOMA in Counselling (Level 6) from Otago Polytechnic
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What can I learn during this qualification?
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What can I expect out of this qualification?
The National Diploma in Counselling (Level 6) leads on from the National Certificate in Social Services (Level 4) [Ref: 0250] and the National Certificate in Iwi/Maori Social Services (Level 4) [Ref: 0666].
This National Diploma provides recognition of the level of competence, knowledge, and skills required for counselling at a professional level in a wide range of settings, in statutory and voluntary agencies and organisations, and in private practice. People awarded the National Diploma in Counselling (Level 6) are able to work in the social services industry under professional supervision, with a considerable degree of autonomy and accountability for achieving outcomes as a professional counsellor. They are able to establish and maintain working relationships with people from user groups of the social services, and provide or facilitate the provision of counselling and related services. They are able to work within a framework for counselling practice at a professional level informed by knowledge and skills in the application and implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the social services. They practice according to ethical and legislative boundaries, and demonstrate an integrated practice theory for counselling.
The National Diploma in Counselling (Level 6) is designed as a basic professional qualification for those people who are seeking employment in the social services as a Counsellor. There is some overlap between this diploma and the National Diploma in Youth Work (Level 6) [Ref: 0670], the National Diploma in Iwi/Maori Social Services (Level 6) [Ref 0667], the National Diploma in Community Work (Level 6) [Ref: 0987], and the National Diploma in Social Work (Level 6) [Ref: 0989].
What jobs can I do with this qualification?
Scholarships for this qualification
Community Waikato Annual Scholarship
- Community Waikato
- Usually between $500 and $1,000.
Otago Polytechnic training provider details
Main Campus Office
350 Queen Street
Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)