Paetahi Tumu Korero Bachelor of Counselling


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3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Counselling will allow students to develop a range of flexible skills and professional attributes which will position them well to be responsive to, and to work collaboratively within, the increasingly complex and interdisciplinary social service and health communities.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic requirements for applicants under 20 years, NZQA University Entrance, or a relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; OR equivalent. If English is not the applicant's first language they must provide evidence of IELTS 6.5 across all bands OR equivalent. Any applicant who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be accepted at the discretion of the Head of Department or delegate, restrictions and conditions may apply. In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all specified organisations providing a regulated service, all candidates will be subjected to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to: a formal interview, referee checks, a police vet check, a risk assessment. Additional requirements for all applicants includea record of prior qualifications, employment history, work experience and two written references (forms provided) and attendance at a selection interview.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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