Bachelor of Counselling


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Highlights

The Bachelor of Counselling (Level 7) programme is designed to train ethical, professional counsellors; skilled and knowledgeable in counselling practice. Our graduates are well-developed in self-awareness and strongly competent in engaging in and maintaining a therapeutic relationship and process with clients.


About This Course

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Counselling (Level 6) are eligible to enter the third and final year of the degree.  This year extends the supervised practicum, with students completing a further 100 hours of face-to-face counselling practice.

On-campus classes enhance the theoretical depth of students’ knowledge and awareness, underpinning the practical counselling experience. Students also choose two elective papers in this year, enabling exploration of more specialised topics. Depending on the options chosen students attend classes on Mondays and/or Fridays.

The programme is underpinned by three core values and philosophical themes of learning which are embedded throughout all papers: Self-awareness, Cultural sensitivity and Christian worldview.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling will have completed the requirements for provisional membership to the relevant professional bodies New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) and New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

As Vision College offers the Bachelor of Counselling from a Christian faith-based perspective, it is intended to develop graduates who can enter the counselling field with the competence to work across the mind-body-spirit spectrum, valuing the uniqueness of each individual in their journey towards healthy emotional well-being.

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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Applicants need to have completed the Diploma in Counselling or equivalent. Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via referee reports. Be free from addictions, or personal issues that might impair full participation in the programme.

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

3 Years

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees $5,979
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$17,936
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
Government tuition subsidy $6,135
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$18,405
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
TOTAL $12,114
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$36,341
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
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Student success The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

Successful course completions

69%

National Graduate Outcomes

3 years after completion
Median earnings
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
$45,588
Earnings range
The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.
$33,308 - $54,472
In employment
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
49%
In further study
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
45%
On a benefit
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
1%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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