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Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

PGCertCounSt
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (PGCertCounSt) provide knowledge and practice to enhance your professional helping skills with a range of clients, students, or colleagues. Find out about studying a PGCertCounSt through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year part-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,500

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Introduction

For those wanting to add counselling theory and skills to their health or education profession, the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (PGCertCounSt) will provide the knowledge and practice to enhance your professional helping skills with a range of clients, students, or colleagues.

The PGCertCounSt is also an ideal pathway into applying for the Master of Counselling, a degree which enables graduates to obtain provisional membership with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).



Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to the PGCertCounSt, you will need to have completed an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor’s degree with a B Grade Point Average or higher in your 300-level courses, or equivalent, and be approved to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Further Study - Body

Further study

UC also offers a Master of Counselling for those wanting provisional membership with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Career - Body

Career opportunities

While this Certificate naturally provides foundational knowledge and skills towards a career as a counsellor, graduates will also find their skills useful as nurse aides, and in areas such as community mental health providers, schools, rest homes, and services working with people with special needs.

Skills in counselling are also useful for other education, health, and civil service professions.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,454
  • International — $20,500

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling studies includes 60 points of compulsory courses.

The Certificate can be completed in 1–2 years part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies.

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