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Bachelor of Counselling

Laidlaw College Incorporated

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Entry requirements

University entrance. All BCouns applicants must be at least 20 years of age on or before the first day of semester in which the proposed programme of study is offered. All applicants who have successfully completed the first stage of the application process will provisionally be accepted into the programme and invited to attend a group interview and, if required, a further interview by a panel of two selectors. Applicants for whom English is not their first language: IELTS (academic): 6.5 or higher with minimum 6.0 in all bands.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will integrate Christian faith with a range of sound, well-established counselling theories and practical skills, in order to enter into community, church-based or private practice. The course meets the criteria established for provisional membership with the professional associations for counsellors in New Zealand, the NZAC and the NZCCA.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Whanganui Trust Scholarships and Education Grants

Provided by:

Whanganui Trust - The Secretary



Up to $500 (see "Additional Information").

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Ernest William File Scholarship

Provided by:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships



$2,000 each

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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: (09) 836 7800
Phone: (09) 836 7800
Fax: (09) 836 7801

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