Course details

Bachelor of Counselling
Domestic tuition $6,087 per year
International tuition $14,878 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 94%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 75%
In further study 19%
Median earnings $48,169
Job prospects
Great job prospects:
Employed - 75%
Further study - 19%
Median earnings: $48,169 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

Graduates will integrate Christian faith with a range of sound, well-established counselling theories and practical skills, in order to enter into community, church-based or private practice. The course meets the criteria established for provisional membership with the professional associations for counsellors in New Zealand, the NZAC and the NZCCA.

Entry requirements

Candidates must meet university admission requirements. English second language students must attain IELTS 6.5 (academic). Special admission may be granted to students aged 20 and above.

About the provider

Laidlaw College is the largest interdenominational Christian College in Aotearoa New Zealand, offering qualifications from certificate to doctoral level, in the areas of theology and biblical studies, mission, ministry, counselling and teacher education. We provide a dynamic learning environment for students throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world, with two campuses in Auckland, one in Christchurch and great distance learning opportunities too. Laidlaw College has at its core a deep commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ to which the Bible bears witness and to an encounter with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we learn together. Our programmes bridge the gap between faithful reflection on God and a deep engagement with the world. College life is relational and community oriented and we are committed to seeing our students flourish academically, socially and through encounter with God and others. Our College reflects and celebrates the cultural diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand and its bicultural heritage.

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