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Counselling students in session
A rewarding and fulfilling profession, the field of counselling involves working with a large cross-section of society. Counsellors help equip individuals, families, and communities with the tools they need to overcome challenges and thrive. They listen, respond, and reflect with clients, researching options that will help assist clients’ decision-making. 

Wintec is Waikato’s sole provider of a bachelor’s degree in counselling and is one of only three institutes nationwide that offers on-campus learning as part of the programme. This means our students get the best of both worlds — combining on-site learning one-day-a-week with at-home and on-the-job learning, providing a balance. 

Wintec offers the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing and Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Social Service pathway) as possible pathway programmes for those who initially may not meet the entry criteria. Those interested in counselling may also wish to explore other similar fields such as Social Work and many other programmes available through the Wintec Centre for Health and Social Practice.

Graduate and postgraduate programmes


Health and social practice pathway diagram

To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice, we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and counselling, occupational therapy, or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

Read more about the Centre.

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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