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Full-time and part-time study options available
3 years full-time, with 41 total weeks per year (35 teaching weeks plus 6 weeks of study breaks)
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
3895 - Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling
If your aim is to become a professionally qualified counsellor, this is the programme for you.
After completing this programme, you’ll be able to enter the counselling profession at a beginning practitioner level.
Practical placements are an essential part of the programme and you’ll spend time working in community agencies and organisations.
There will be opportunities to experience counselling yourself and be involved in a group process in your first year.
In your final year, you’ll be able to select a practice focus in either Mental Health and Addictions counselling, Family/Whānau counselling or working with children and young people.
Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be able to apply for provisional membership of a relevant professional body such as the NZAC, Te Whāriki Tautoko, DAPAANZ or NZ Christian Counsellors Association.
You’ll have developed the skills and professional attributes to enable you to work collaboratively within this increasingly complex and interdisciplinary sector.