Paetahi Tumu Kōrero 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 Paetahi Tumu Korero Bachelor of Counselling programme features both Maori centred and western theory and models of counselling practice. A Maori centred specialisation option will provide a unique opportunity for students to build on this foundation and further develop skills and knowledge in Maori counselling, tikanga and te reo. The Programme draws from a range of theories including indigenous, modernist and postmodernist perspectives and approaches to create a programme where both Maori centered and western theory models of counselling are featured; enabling graduates to be work ready in a bicultural context. All graduates will be work-ready: competent and confident to work within both tangata whenua and tangata tiriti counselling and social service environments

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Requirements: University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits Level 3 and 20 credits Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits Level 3 in each of three approved subjects as well as Literacy - 10 credits Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing, and - Numeracy 10 credits Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR Qualification or examination recognised as equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination) OR Relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; or equivalent Alternative Requirements: Applicants unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate) English Language Requirements: If English is not the applicant s first language, they will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in each band), Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA, therefore; applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. Other Requirements will include but are not limited to; - Formal Interview - Referee Checks - Police Vet Check - Risk Assessment - Declaration of pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. - Attending a selection interview/hui.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,970 $20,911
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,243 $30,729
Total $17,214 $51,641

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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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