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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 to thrive. They listen, respond, and reflect with clients, researching options that will help assist clients’ decision-making. 

Wintec is the 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 words - 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 may not meet the entry criteria initially. Those interested in the field of 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.

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Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at

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.

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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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