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PGDip - Counselling Studies as a subject

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

This programme is suitable for qualified teachers and other education professionals who wish to further their career and develop leadership in a particular field of education.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $35,900 - $45,755 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Sue Bass I enjoyed seeing how the theory is used in real-world scenarios – I use methods I learned in my study in my work.

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Prescriptions for the PGDip(CounsStudies)

To complete the PGDip(CounsStudies) students must take 120 points at 500 level, including COUNS540, COUNS546 or COUNS549; and a further paper in a Postgraduate Diploma subject.

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Counsellor Education Programme Guide 2024


Programme Advisor 
Paul Flanagan 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0800 924 5286 ext 7728