AUT counselling graduates are eligible to apply for provisional membership of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) to begin practising as a counsellor.
This degree is suitable for mature students and those with appropriate life experience.
*NZAC requires 10 hours of external supervision while on placement, this will be an additional cost to the student.
Course enrolment and general enquiries
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Free Phone: 0800 AUT UNI or 0800 288 864
Undergraduate programme information
Phone: +64 9 921 9735
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic Calendar
In your first semester, you will study core or compulsory papers from across the health science degrees. In Semester 2 you begin the specific Counselling major papers.
HEAL504 Lifespan Development and Communication
HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment OR MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment
COUN501 Group Theory and Practice I
HEAL610 Methods of Research and Enquiry
COUN502 Relational Counselling: History, Theories & Application
COUN503 Counselling Knowledge and Skills I
You take papers from your major area(s) of study and begin your first counselling placement.
Students who wish to seek careers with a Māori development perspective should select the following four papers as electives or as an alternative course study.
MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment (instead of HEAL507 Health and Environment)
MAOH701 Māori Health Promotion
MAOH702 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health
HEAL710 Utilising Supervision in Practice
We will support Te Ara Hauora Māori students to form a relationship with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities, and AUT Māori staff and students.
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext: 7012
Last updated: 10-Aug-2017 4.02pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.