HSCO609 – Te Hunga Rangatahi / Working with Children and Young People

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Module code
Module title
Te Hunga Rangatahi / Working with Children and Young People
Students will articulate a philosophy and theory of counselling children and young people. They will analyse theories and therapies that support their bi-cultural counselling practice with children and young people within the multi-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
- Analyse developmental issues and gender, ethnic, and cultural considerations which
influence the counsellor relationship in understanding children and young people in
- Evaluate the theories and models of counselling which are used with children and young
people in their whnau context.
- Articulate and theorise a counselling relationship with children and young people.
- Articulate a rationale for modalities selected.
- Therapeutic modalities for working with children, which may include but not limited to sand
play, puppets, art and story books
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Interactive lectures
- Marae noho
- On-line activities
- Inquiry based activities
Basic of Assessment
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated into the assessment tasks. To pass this module all assessments must be submitted and an overall pass mark of 50 is required. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency based assessment tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.

Paetahi Tumu Krero Bachelor of Counselling is an applied academic degree which includes the requirement that students demonstrate professional practice in a range of ways. This includes high levels of attendance and participation. To this end students who do not meet the 80 attendance criteria (without approved reason) will fail the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.