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Bachelor of Counselling
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The Bachelor of Counselling aims to develop graduates who are able to practise professionally according to the values and ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). As such they will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to be competent, critical and reflective beginning practitioners with a sound theoretical base from which to practise; and the skills to practise independently and co-operatively within a culturally diverse and ethically appropriate counselling context. They will meet the competencies specified by NZAC for provisional membership as counselling practitioners.

Entry requirements

Academic: 42 credits at level 3 or higher, including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from one or two additional subjects; and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher; and a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher (4 credits in reading and 4 credits in writing) or achieved a level 4 or 5 qualification in a related field Or:Equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind. Other: Basic computing ability with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages or similar software. Applicants will have to undergo a police check for entry into this programme. In the event of an adverse police report, entry into the programme will be at the discretion of the Head of School. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. English Language: IELTS (Academic) 6 with no less than 5.5 in reading and writing or achieved the academic entry requirement in New Zealand or achieved the academic entry requirement at an institution where English was the language of instruction and assessment

About the provider

Employers want people who have practical skills, are comfortable using new technology, can solve problems, develop new ideas and learn from experience. There is a shortage of people with these skill sets. WelTec's programmes, teaching methods, technology and industry networks combine seamlessly so that our students acquire the skills that employers demand. Whether you study Engineering or IT, Hospitality or Business or specialised subjects such as counselling or Addictions you will be well equipped with the experience, skills and contacts to hit the ground running in your chosen career pathway. Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has had an important place in the Wellington region for over 100 years and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in vocational education. It is the key regional provider of vocational education, with over 150 programmes offered from its campuses in Petone and Wellington.

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