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)||$5,970 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 ONE 2018
|SEMESTER ONE EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||8 December 2017|
|SEMESTER ONE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||18 December 2017|
|SEMESTER ONE COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 January 2018|
|SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||2 February 2018|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||12 February 2018|
|ORIENTATION (MANUKAU)||13 February 2018|
|ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH)||14-15 February 2018|
|LECTURES BEGIN||19 February 2018|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||19-23 March 2018|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH)||23 March 2018|
|GOOD FRIDAY||30 March 2018|
|EASTER MONDAY||2 April 2018|
|EASTER TUESDAY||3 April 2018|
|MID-TERM BREAK||16-27 April 2018|
|ANZAC DAY||25 April 2018|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND)||28 April 2018|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||4 June 2018|
|LECTURES END||8 June 2018|
|STUDY BREAK/EXAMS||11-22 June 2018|
|SEMESTER ONE ENDS||22 June 2018|
SEMESTER TWO 2018
|SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||21 May 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 June 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||22 June 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||29 June 2018|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||9 July 2018|
|ORIENTATION (MANUKAU)||10 July 2018|
|ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH)||11-12 July 2018|
|LECTURES BEGIN||16 July 2018|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||20-24 August 2018|
|MID-TERM BREAK||1–12 October 2018|
|LABOUR DAY||22 October 2018|
|LECTURES END||29 October 2018|
|STUDY BREAK/EXAMS||30 October – 16 November 2018|
|CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH)||16 November 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO ENDS||16 November 2018|