counsellor talking to client

Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling

HS1602

Course Details

(Note: people studying part-time should refer to Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling Regulations for more information).

Summary

This programme is designed to meet the professional membership requirements of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC), Te Whāriki Tautoko, NZ Christian Counsellors Association and the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz).

Placement is a significant element of this programme.

Graduates are prepared to enter the counselling workforce at a beginner practitioner level in the context of a bicultural Aotearoa, New Zealand. You will have developed a range of flexible skills and professional attributes that will position you to be responsive to and able to work collaboratively within the increasingly complex and interprofessional social service and health communities.

This programme includes a mental health and addictions counselling practice focus.

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as an Addictions Practitioner with dapaanz: Dapaanz has approved Wintec’s HS1602 Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling programme as meeting the qualification requirements for an applicant to register as a competent Addictions Practitioner with dapaanz, where at least one placement has taken place in an addiction setting and the students have successfully completed the addictions papers as part of the qualification (modules HSCO603, HSCO705, HSCO706).

You'll develop the skills to:

  • Demonstrate accurate empathy, genuineness and respect for others
  • Understand the social, political, and cultural context of counselling
  • Understand different cultural values
  • Articulate a sound theoretical base to counselling
  • Integrate your knowledge, skills and practice
  • Understand your own values and beliefs in relation to counselling
  • Understand professional codes of ethics

If you would like to find out more information about dapaanz, click on the image below:

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
HSCO501Te Timatanga / Introduction to Counselling530  
HSCO502Te Pikinga / Introduction to Professional Counselling Practice515  
HSIP501​Te Pū515  
HSIP503Te Ahurea / Cultural Identity515  
HSIP504Te Hapori / Sociology 515  
HSIP502Te Whanaketanga / Human Development515  
HSIP505Te Hinengaro / Psychology515  
Year two     
HSCO601​Kaupapa Akoako / Counselling Theory and Practice630

HSCO501,HSCO502

HSIP501

HSIP502

HSIP503

HSIP504

HSIP505

 
HSCO602​He Oranga Tinana / Counselling Change and Wellbeing in Practice615HSCO501,HSCO502 HSCO601​
HSCO603​He Oranga Tangata / Foundations of Practice in Mental Health and Addictions630

HSIP502

HSIP503

HSIP504

HSIP505

 
HSCO604​Te Whānau / Working with Whānau615

HSIP502

HSIP503

HSIP504

HSIP505

 
HSCO605​Te Ture / Law, Ethics and Policy615HSCO501,HSCO502 
HSIP601Te Weu615HSCO505​ 
Year three     
HSCO701​Kaupapa Arotake / Development of Counselling Practice730HSCO601​,HSCO602​,HSCO605​ 
HSCO702​Ngā Pou Kōrero / Presentation and Review of Counselling Practice730HSCO701 
HSCO703​Rangahau Māori / Research and Professional Practice715HSCO601​,HSCO602​,HSCO605​ 
HSCO704​Te More: Transforming Treaty Based Practice715HSIP601 

Electives

Please note: not all practice focus electives are available every year.

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
HSCO705Assessing Addictions Issues and Co-existing Problems
(CEP)
715HSCO603HSCO701​
HSCO706Counselling Interventions in Addictions and Co-Existing
Problems (CEP)
715HSCO705HSCO702
HSCO609Te Hunga Rangatahi / Working with Children and Young People  715HSCO604 
HSCO707Ngā Iwi Taketake / Indigenous Liberation Studies 715HSIP601 
FSIN713Kaupapa Tirohanga / Developing Issues focused Practice715

HSCO601

HSCO602

 
FSIN714Te Whakaruruhau / Care and Protection 715

HSCO601

HSCO602

 
HSCO607Ngā Rongo 1715HSIP601 
HSCO608Ngā Rongo 2715

HSCO607

 
 Any other approved 15 credit module 5, 6 or 7 15  

Option

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DFNZ701Design Factory 1730  

The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option.  Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

Application Process

  • Apply online or download and complete an application to enrol form.
  • Complete the online Self-Disclosure form.
  • Ask your referee to complete the online Referee Questionnaire. Please be aware two references are required for this programme.
  • If you’re not sure if you meet the entry criteria complete the online Additional Information form so we’re able to assess your likelihood of success.
  • If you have them, provide us with certified copies of your prior academic transcripts. Find out more about supporting material for enrolment here. 

We may also need to verify your identity (your legal name and date of birth) as well as your residency status. If you’re a domestic student we may be able to do this through your National Student Number (NSN), If we can’t we will need you to provide evidence of this by supplying verified copies of your birth certificate or passport. 

Once you’ve submitted your application:

  • We’ll email you to confirm we’ve received it and let you know if there’s anything more we need from you.
  • We’ll assess your application and if you’re eligible to proceed we’ll  invite you to attend a selection interview

The selection interview process involves:

  • A one on one interview with one of our tutors – this is an opportunity to review your study plans and discuss opportunities within the Centre for Health and Social Practice
  • A written exercise. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing and comprehension skills.

The selection interview process will take into account the following:

  • Ability to undertake academic work to the standard required;
  • Communication skills – verbal and written, in both interpersonal and group contexts;
  • Awareness and knowledge of the Te Tiriri o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi;
  • Awareness of your own beliefs and values;
  • Ability to work independently and part of a group.

We will let you know the outcome of your interview as quickly as possible.

If you’re accepted to study, we’ll send you an enrolment offer letter – you’ll need to accept this to confirm your place on the programme. Click here to find out more about enrolment and accepting your offer.

After you’ve accepted your offer

During your induction, you will be required to complete a number of safety checks to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. You can find out more about the safety check process and the Vulnerable Children Act here.

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be eligible for provisional membership of professional associations.

Registration of counsellors is currently not mandatory; however, the current benchmark for counselling practice is membership of an appropriate professional association with an appropriate code of ethics such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC), Te Whāriki Tautoko, or the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA). Counsellors working in the addictions field in the health workforce require dapaanz registration.

Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of social service positions primarily in not for profit social service agencies (NGOs) in counselling or related roles. Graduates may pathway into several relevant postgraduate programmes at Wintec and/or other tertiary education providers. Postgraduate study will enable counsellors to practice at a more advanced level in specialist roles. 

Examples of where some of our graduates have gained employment:

  • Specialist Support Worker, Community Living Trust, Hamilton
  • Support Worker, IDEA Services, Hamilton
  • Support and Information Coordinator, Parent to Parent and Altogether Autism, Hamilton
  • Regional Branch Manager, Lifeline Aotearoa, Hamilton
  • Private Practitioner (self-employed)
  • Facilitator, Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project
  • Clinician - Counsellor, Safe Network, Hamilton

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have gained: 

  • NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher, including:
  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above made up of specified achievement standards or a package of three specified unit standards); or
  • A relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; or
  • Equivalent.

Candidates aged 20 or over who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for special admission. In such cases entry will be dependent on whether candidates can demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.

Candidates who have English as an additional language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic score of 6.5 across all components; or equivalent. 

 

If you don’t meet the entry requirements to the courses, we offer four Certificates that will help prepare you for enrolment in the programme:

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Pathways

Health and social practice pathway diagram

Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 Students, Semester 1 Intake
Date: 11 February 2019
Time: 9am - 4.30pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus


Classes as per scheduled timetable
Tuesday 12/02/2019 – Friday 15/02/2019

 

Vulnerable Children Act (VCA) safety check
Wintec is required by law, under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, to safety check students enrolled in programmes that include placements where they could be working with children or young people under 18 years old.

The safety check will be completed at your induction and will require you to complete an NZ police vetting form, a questionnaire and provide the contact details of a referee we can email, as well as additional forms of ID (one of which must be a photo ID).
If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children Act or the safety checking process you can visit https://wintec.ac.nz/VCA

What you will need

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ON YOUR FIRST DAY – MON 11/02/2019

Pen and paper to make notes.
Smart phones, laptops, and or, any other portable devices that you may be going to use to complete your studies.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Practicum Placement - Travel and Parking
You will be required to pay for your own travel and parking when undertaking practicum placements.
Please note, that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Course Guide

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We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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