Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited

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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

Candidates are required to have: University Entrance which is NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including: 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects3 ; and Literacy4 (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and Numeracy5 (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above); or A relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; or Equivalent Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 across all bands; or equivalent. 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/students will be subjected to safety checks. The selection interview process will involve a group exercise, a one on one interview and a written exercise.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,427 $19,280
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,543 $28,628
Total $15,969 $47,907

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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:

Median earnings $48,169
Earnings range $37,731 - $54,842
In employment 75%
In further study 19%
On a benefit 1%

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira - Education Grant

Provided by:

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira - Education Committee



The committee will only consider subsidising course fees.

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Aimes Awards

Provided by:

The North Harbour Club



Determined by the Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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