UniversityAuckland University of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
AUT South Campus
Study health sciences with us and we’ll help you develop the skills to meet the changing needs of global healthcare. AUT is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse health education provider.
Our population is growing and we’re living longer, increasing the need for dedicated and inspirational healthcare graduates. AUT's health sciences degree is developed with input from district health boards and leading health organisations. You can specialise in a specific health discipline or become a health professional in a non-clinical role.
You learn from staff who are leaders in their field and have a genuine desire to see you succeed. This means you’ll be well prepared for your career in the health sector, no matter where you go.
The Counselling major prepares you to work with a diverse client base as a counsellor.
You become familiar with the history and theory of counselling, and the relational counselling model. AUT's counselling degree includes 200 hours of counselling practice, bicultural learning, marae visits and knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi issues. This degree is suitable for mature students and those with appropriate life experience.
AUT counselling graduates are eligible to apply for provisional membership of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) to begin practising as a counsellor.
Offered at the South Campus
All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.
Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) including police clearance. Interview may be required.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.