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Bachelor of Counselling

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Apr 2024


Bethlehem Tertiary Institute


Counsellors journey with individuals, couples, and families as they face their challenges, grow and make changes. BTI’s degree in counselling offers students a unique blend of courses that allow growth in heart, mind and awareness.

In our Bachelor of Counselling three-year degree programme you will experience personal growth and transformation as well as gaining the knowledge and skills for supporting children, young people and adults when they are facing grief, past and current abuse/ trauma, addictions, relationship struggles, parenting challenges, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, social/cultural disconnection.

Graduates of this degree will be eligible to gain professional association membership and take up counselling and therapy roles in community agencies, churches and, when ready, private practice.

Entry criteria

International applicants must meet all of the general entry requirements for the programme they want to study as well as meet the New Zealand qualification verification requirements and English language requirements.

For International Students: Evidence of English Language Competency

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18), PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42, Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill, OET Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests.

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