Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

Unitec New Zealand Limited

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1.5 Years

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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

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


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Contact details

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