Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

Overview

Counselling is a challenging yet rewarding career that has a wide range of employment opportunities. Counsellors support people to empower themselves and in the process their own lives are enhanced. The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), a Wintec qualification offered through NMIT, offers an applied education for those who wish to pursue a professional career in counselling. If you are already working in the areas of mental health, education or social service, this programme will give you a formal qualification.

Programme Detail

Programme title Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
Level 7
Intake dates 10/02/2014
Total credits 360
Location Nelson

How to apply

As this programmes application process is undergoing changes, it is not currently possible to apply online. However, you can submit an offline application by following these steps:

1. Download the domestic student application form or the international student application form
2. Complete the form
3. Post it to:

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Private Bag 19
Nelson 7042
New Zealand

OR
Scan and email the completed application form as an attachment
to enrolments@nmit.ac.nz

Gain employment in the social services in areas that require counsellors, such as mental health agencies, private practices, community agencies, or workplace support. As a graduate once you have completed the required number of hours of external supervision you will be able to apply for provisional membership with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

Listed below are the courses, both compulsory and elective (if applicable), offered in this programme, over the full duration of the programme. The courses are presented in alphabetical order by programme code. When you click on 'Apply Now', you will see a list of courses that you can take during the entry level of the programme. You will be able to select these during the enrolment process.

Courses

FSCO503 Professional Counselling Practice 1

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSCO504 Introduction to Counselling 1

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO505 Introduction to Counselling 2

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSSC501 Te Pū: Foundations of Treaty Based Practice

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSSC502 Introduction to Sociology

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSSC503 Introduction to Psychology

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSSC504 Introduction to Human Development

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSSC505 Working with Difference

Level: 5
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO601 Working with Specific Client Issues

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO603 Professional Development Issues

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO605 Professional Counselling Practice 2B

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSCO611 Working with Children and Young People

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO612 Counselling Theory and Practice

Level: 6
Credits: 30
Delivery date: Full year

FSCO612 Counselling Theory and Practice

Level: 6
Credits: 30
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO613 Counselling Interventions in Practice

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSSC601 Te Weu - Developing Treaty Based Practice

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSSC602 Social Policy

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSSC603 Social Research

Level: 6
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSCO702 Presentation and Review of Counselling Practice

Level: 7
Credits: 30
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSCO703 Development of Counselling Practice

Level: 7
Credits: 30
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSCO705 Working with Couples, Families and Whānau

Level: 7
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

FSIN703 Te More: Transforming Treaty Based Practice

Level: 7
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

FSIN713 Elective Module (Issues Focused)

Level: 7
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 1

HSMH702 Acute and Complex Care in Mental Health and Addictions

Level: 7
Credits: 15
Delivery date: Semester 2

Candidates are required to have:

  • 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects including English, or equivalent or
  • 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 in three subjects, or equivalent or
  • University Entrance, or
  • Equivalent qualification

As an alternative, candidates for the Counselling endorsement may be granted entry if they have gained one of the following relevant previous qualifications:

You are required to indicate whether or not you have been convicted of or are being prosecuted for a criminal offence as some types of criminal conviction may limit the ability to secure practicum placements and therefore complete the programme.

Counselling students will engage in a group exercise and an individual interview and be assessed on: personal development and maturity (usually applicants need to be at least 25 years of age), social services experience, openness to new ideas, an ability and/or interest in working with people.

Selection of candidates will also be based on the following considerations: Candidates will need to submit an application to enrol,record of qualifications, employment history, work experience and two references on forms provided, a personal biography.

Selection will be made on the basis of:

  • ability to undertake academic work to the standard required;
  • communication skills - verbal and written, in both interpersonal and group contexts;
  • awareness and knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi;
  • awareness of their own beliefs and values;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a group

If your first language is neither English nor Māori you are required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 in all academic bands. Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.

If you do not have an IELTS test score, you may send us other evidence of your English language level. Please see NZQA English Language Entry Requirements for more details.

Please note

NMIT will align degree entry to the amended university entry requirements, effective 2015. For more information refer to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance. Entry for this degree programme may require specific subjects.

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