Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice
Wellington Institute of Technology (Petone)
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Graduate Diploma of Counselling Practice is designed to meet the needs of other professionals, who require a qualification that enables them to continue working, or gain new employment in the counselling sector. In addition, it provides an opportunity for the many workers in human services, not designated as counsellors but needing counselling skills, to obtain them. Students will have the opportunity to develop counselling competencies under supervision in real workplace situations. They will be able to review their developing competence, and respond reflectively to the need for personal or professional change. Following completion of the required hours of supervised practice, students will meet the requirements of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) criteria for provisional registration.
Key Information for Students
A bachelor degree in health or social services or equivalent. The qualification is not open to graduates of WelTec s Bachelor of Counselling and Bachelor of Addiction Studies. IELTS 6
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$37,731 - $54,842|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||1%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.