Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Unitec New Zealand Limited
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling will be: advanced in the knowledge, skills and values needed for effective counselling in a developing bi-cultural Aotearoa/New Zealand; knowledgeable about, and sensitive to, multi-cultural contexts for counselling; sensitive to and able to work with power relations in therapeutic relationships; able to work collaboratively in therapeutic relationship building and hold socially contexted conversations with clients; able to collaborate with clients and others in the social context to negotiate and meet their preferred aims and objectives; able to analyse wider social discourses that limit client capacities and potentials; able to critique their own practice for the purpose of ongoing learning and development; self-aware and able to recognise and respond appropriately and ethically when there are similarities between client's stories and their own life experiences; able to respond to diverse situations creatively with clients and colleagues.
Key Information for Students
Successful completion of Unitec's Bachelor of Social Practice or equivalent, relevant work experience in the industry, English requirements with additional information to meet requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act
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:
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All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
TMI Educational Scholarships
Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated - The Scholarships Unit
$250 (secondary) and $5000 (tertiary) each.
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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.