Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling
Level 7

Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    10 February 2025
    Year 1
  • Study options

    Full-time and part-time study options available

  • Length

    3 years full-time, with 41 total weeks per year (35 teaching weeks plus 6 weeks of study breaks)

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $6,971 plus $246 Student Services Levy per year

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


If your aim is to become a professionally qualified counsellor, this is the programme for you.

If you achieved University Entrance (UE) in 2020, the entry requirements for this programme may differ from those displayed on this page and in printed material due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. To find out about entry requirements for those who achieve UE in 2020 see the NZQA website(external link).
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This programme is focused on providing you with an understanding about the legal and ethical responsibilities of being a counsellor. Learn skills in mental health, addictions and working with whānau, family and children.

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.

You’ll have developed the skills and professional attributes to enable you to work collaboratively within this increasingly complex and interdisciplinary sector.








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