Bachelor of Counselling
The Bachelor of Counselling (BCouns) is a three year degree designed for students who want to integrate Christian faith with a range of sound, well-established counselling theories and practical skills, in order to enter into community, church-based or private practice. The degree has a common core of biblical, theological and philosophical studies which provides a foundation for a deep appreciation of the Scriptures and the outworking of the Gospel in life and professional practice. Formation is a vital component of the BCouns.
Much of the learning happens in personal counselling and in group process, in which all students participate each semester. It is in these groups that deep and enduring formation takes place.
The minimum period of study is three years full-time or an equivalent part-time (a part-time option is only available after consultation with the Programme Leader).
The BCouns is currently offered in Henderson and Christchurch.
Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BCouns. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).
|LEVEL||7, 360 credits|
|DURATION||Full-time for three years (part-time options may be available at the discretion of the Programme Leader. Please contact the Admissions Office in the first instance)|
|STARTS||February and July (part-time)|
|PLACES||Open – selection criteria apply|
|TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study)||$6,084 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)|
Graduates of the BCouns are prepared for professional counselling work in a variety or roles and settings which may include:
The Bachelor of Counselling programme is designed to equip students with a range of counselling skills; teach them to critically engage with a range of counselling theories; and develop their ability to integrate these with a relational theological approach, in order to prepare them for professional practice. It is designed for students who want to integrate Christian faith with a range of sound, well-established counselling theories and practical skills, in order to enter into community, church-based or private practice. The degree has a common core of biblical, theological and philosophical studies which provides a foundation for a deep appreciation of the Scriptures and the outworking of the gospel in life and professional practice.
The programme meets the criteria established for provisional membership of the professional associations for counsellors in New Zealand, the NZAC and the NZCCA.
The BCouns is a three-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It is made up of 24 courses of
15 credits each, at levels 5, 6 and 7.
*Or other Theology course as specified by the Head of Programme.
SEMESTER TWO 2019
|SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 MAY 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||31 MAY 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||21 JUNE 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 JUNE 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||15 JULY 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO BEGINS||22 JULY 2019|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||22 JULY 2019|
|ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES||22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN||16 SEPTEMBER 2019|
|MID-TERM BREAK||30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||18 OCTOBER 2019|
|LABOUR DAY||28 OCTOBER 2019|
|DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE||30 OCTOBER 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||8 NOVEMBER 2019|
|CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH)||15 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO ENDS||22 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS||25 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS||15 FEBRUARY 2020|
SEMESTER ONE 2020
|S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||01 NOVEMBER 2019|
|S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE||01 NOVEMBER 2019|
|DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||03 JANUARY 2020|
|COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||24 JANUARY 2020|
|AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY||27 JANUARY 2020|
|BTEACH YEAR ONE BEGINS||28 JANUARY 2020|
|THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||31 JANUARY 2020|
|WAITANGI DAY||06 FEBRUARY 2020|
|S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE||14 FEBRUARY 2020|
|NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE||14 FEBRUARY 2020|
|SEMESTER ONE BEGINS||24 FEBRUARY 2020|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||24 FEBRUARY 2020|
|ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES||24-28 FEBRUARY 2020|
|APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 FEBRUARY 2020|
|S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS||28 FEBRUARY 2020|
|COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE||06 MARCH 2020|
|PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE||13 MARCH 2020|
|SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN||16 MARCH 2020|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||23-27 MARCH 2020|
|BTEACH CAMP||26 MARCH & 27 MARCH 2020|
|AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY||04 APRIL 2020|
|GOOD FRIDAY||10 APRIL 2020|
|EASTER MONDAY||13 APRIL 2020|
|MID TERM BREAK||10-27 APRIL 2020|
|ANZAC DAY OBSERVED||27 APRIL 2020|
|S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||01 MAY 2020|
|RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN||18 MAY 2020|
|S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||29 MAY 2020|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||01 JUNE 2020|
|S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN||08 JUNE 2020|
|S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||19 JUNE 2020|
|SEMESTER ONE ENDS||26 JUNE 2020|
|S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||26 JUNE 2020|
|S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS||24 JULY 2020|
|MID-YEAR BREAK||29 JUNE - 17 JULY|