Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

8, 120 1.0
Part-time for 18 months
This programme only starts in July each year
24 places
Applications by 30 January. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in March 2014.
Waitakere campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November

NZ$1608.5 per 30 credit course (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

Programme summary

Learn about collaborative counselling approaches, including Narrative Therapy, Solution- focused Therapy and Collaborative Language Systems. Put theory into action through practical experience.

Do you want a career in counselling? The Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling provides you with the skills to work in a diverse range of counselling environments in Aotearoa New Zealand. Explore collaborative counselling approaches, in particular narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and collaborative practice. Find out about power relations, and the significance of cultural, historical and social context in the shaping of people's lives.


  • As a graduate you can apply for provisional membership of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
  • Ethical approach: our lecturers work to the guidelines of the Code of Ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
  • Includes a practicum.
  • Bi-cultural practice and the study of Maori practice models are key parts of most courses.
  • Staff who have extensive counselling experience and are members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
  • Cross-credits towards the Master of Social Practice.


Last edited: 11 March 2014