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Diploma of Counselling (Applied) (Level 6) from Wellington Institute of Technology

Contact info

Phone: 0800 935 832

Entry requirements

This is an exit qualification from the Bachelor of Counselling. Students need to enrol for the Bachelor of Counselling and meet the entry requirements for that qualification.

Common Questions

Subject area:
Diploma Level 6
Credits gained on completion of this course:

What can I learn during this qualification?

Client Centred Practice Issues
The Impact of Social Policy on Current Issues in NZ Society
Introduction to Individual & Social Psychology
Human Development
Practicum I
Treaty of Waitangi
Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
Systemic Approaches to Couple & Family Counselling
Integrated Theory and Practice Issues
Practicum II

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will:
·have demonstrated a level of professional competency
·have developed preferred ways of working with clients which are ethical, and client-centred
·apply appropriate well-researched models to the different presenting clients
·have a variety of counselling skills based on different theoretical models
·understand and evaluate the importance of supervision and how to use this effectively in their work
·have a good understanding of their work community and the variety of services provided by associated agencies and specialists
·make appropriate referrals (with the client?s consent) when the client?s issue is beyond the graduate?s level of competence of knowledge and experience eg. Psychiatric assessment
·be committed to on-going training and up skilling
·be expected to have applied for membership of a professional counselling body.

Examples of related scholarships

Community Waikato Scholarships

Community Waikato
Usually between $500 and $1,000.


This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search Generosity's database at your college, university or local library.

Wellington Institute of Technology training provider details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832    Phone: (04) 920 2400    Fax: (04) 920 2401    Email: information@weltec.ac.nz    Web: http://www.weltec.ac.nz

Other locations


11 Kensington Ave


Auckland Campus
3 Wakefield Street
PO Box 6413
Wellesley Street


11-17 Church Street
Wellington CBD Campus


Petone Campus
11 Kensington Avenue
Petone, Lower Hutt


54 Cuba Street
WelTec School of Hospitality


Sichuan Province

Christchurch CBD

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) ML Block
34 Allen Street


Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Mohuia Campus
12 Mohuia Crescent, Elsdon

View other courses available through Wellington Institute of Technology

Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)