Course details

Bachelor of Applied Counselling (Level 7)
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The aim of the Bachelor of Applied Counselling is to produce graduates who can work effectively in an area of specialist practice in Maori development or social services while also developing skills and knowledge to work collaboratively across these fields. <br />Graduates will be prepared for career opportunities and practice in a range of social and community services. <br />The degree will also assist graduates to develop transferable skills essential for successful participation and leadership roles in the workplace.

Entry requirements

This section states the minimum regulations for the programme. Additional regulations which exceed those below may be incorporated by an accredited organisation. 9.1 Admission 9.1.1 General All Applicants must provide two character references attesting the candidate's suitability for working as a counsellor. AND All applicants are required to declare whether they have been convicted of, or are being prosecuted for, a criminal offense. The Police Vetting Process will disclose all convictions Students need to be aware that if they are going to be working with children, in certain circumstances some specified offences are not permittedpursuant to the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. Students need to fully disclose all convictions to MIT prior to enrolment, so that the potential implications on eligibility to participate fully in the programme of studies can be discussed, including the practicum and likely eligibility/suitability for employment on graduation. AND Provide a health declaration that they are emotionally, mentally and physically capable of undertaking the demands of the counselling programme as required in the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) Code of Ethics (2002) (see Appendix 8 Delivery Document). Further reports may be requested with the consent of the Applicant. 9.1.2 Academic Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: NCEA Level 3 NCEA University Entrance or equivalent Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: 14 credits each, from the three approved subjects Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading 5 credits in writing Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required). OR Successfully completed a minimum of 60 credits at level 4 in the area of Social Science, Health Sciences or Education e.g. Certificate in Social Services, National Certificate in Mental Health or equivalent. English Language entry requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any Applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as follows: Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an-overall lELTS (Academic) band score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.5) or equivalent achieved within the preceding 2 years. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements. For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-table/ and http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ Regulatory requirements Not applicable. Interviews In accordance with NZAC's criteria for the selection of counselling personnel, all Applicants will be interviewed to determine personal, academic and professional counselling.

About the provider

Manukau Institute of Technology is a leader in technical and vocational education, delivering a range of academic qualifications from certificate to degree level. Each year 20,000 students, including 1,900 international students, choose to study with us. The Institute is located in Manukau City in Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand. Continuing growth in both population and economy brings job opportunities for students and graduates alike.

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