counsellor talking to client

As a Counsellor you will help people make positive changes in their own lives. You’ll take the time to listen, to care, and support individuals, families, whānau and communities in obtaining the resources they need. Placement is a significant element of this programme.

Studying counselling at Wintec combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning. Students will have the chance to learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice with their own clients. Paetahi Tumu Kōrero Bachelor of Counselling programme also includes a mental health and addictions counselling practice focus. And our dedicated and experienced staff will be there to guide students every step of the way.

If applicants don’t meet the entry requirements to the courses, Wintec offers the following Certificates that will help prepare for enrolment in the programme:

Graduate and postgraduate programmes


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About the faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and counselling, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

Read more about the Centre.

Course guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

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