Certificate in Interpersonal Skills

Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5)

In the first year of the Bachelor in Counselling students develop a strong understanding of counselling theory, including counselling process, self-awareness, human development, personal and professional boundaries and principles of psychology. The Person-Centred approach to counselling is practised and developed within the class environment, in preparation for agency placement in Years 2 and 3. Students attend regular weekly classes on campus Tuesday to Thursday.

 

The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills Level 5 can be completed as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time certificate.  This year prepares students for work in a range of fields such as parishes, churches, family and health support services, community agency work and advocacy roles. 

 

The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills also prepares students for admission to the Diploma of Counselling Level 6.

 

Step into a Career in Counselling 

The strength of this course is the combination of experiential and theoretical learning. Person-centred counselling skills are developed within the classroom environment, and underpinned by relevant theories that include:
 - Counselling process
 - Self-awareness
 - Cultural sensitivity
 - A Christian worldview

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Counselling Certificate in Interpersonal Skills

Studylink Approved

This course is approved for Student Loans and Allowances. You may apply through Studylink for course fees and course related costs. www.studylink.govt.nz

 

 

Course at a Glance

Qualification
Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5)


Location

Christchurch


Next Intake

February 2018


Course Length

1 Year full-time or 2 Years part-time


Course Info

Level: Level 5
Credits: 120


Fees:

Domestic: $6180.00 per year or $772.50 per 15 credit paper
International fees: $16395.00 per year or $2049.00 per 15 credit paper


Main Employment Outcomes:

Support work in a social or health agency
Church support worker
The first step to becoming a counsellor

CREDITS

Level: 5
Credits: 120

 

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

In the Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5) students will develop a strong understanding of counselling theory and process, human development, professional ethics and principles of psychology.

This learning is explored through the lens of a Christian worldview. Self-awareness, cultural sensitivity and person-centred counselling skills are also developed within the class environment, in preparation for agency placement in the Diploma of Counselling and the Bachelor of Counselling if you choose to continue.

Students attend regular classes on campus Tuesday to Thursday.

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

Core Papers

 - Person-Centred Counselling 1
 - Counselling Approaches 1
 - Introduction to Psychology & Assessment
 - Introduction to Theology
 - Personal and Professional Formation
 - Aotearoa New Zealand Society
 - Lifespan Human Development

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must:

Be at least 24 years of age when the programme begins.

 - Complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information. (International students must provide a Police check from their home country)
 - Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via referee reports.
 - Provide evidence of ability to succeed at undergraduate study level. The application process requires applicants to submit two essays which will be evaluated for literacy and comprehension levels as well as the ability to clearly articulate original thought.
 - Attend an interactive group selection day and an individual interview as part of the application process.
 - Provide evidence of computer literacy. This will be evaluated during the selection process.

 

English Language

If English is not the applicant’s first language they will be required to provide evidence of English language skill. Credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions are also acceptable. If you have no evidence of your English language skills, contact us for an assessment.

For international students, an IELTS 7.0 Academic (with no individual band score lower than 6.5), or a recognised equivalent test will be required.

 

Discretionary Admission

In exceptional cases, domestic applicants who do not meet the general admission requirements, including age, may be considered for discretionary admission.

 

 

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills Level 5 can be completed as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time certificate.

 

This year prepares students for work in a range of fields such as parishes, churches, family and health support services, community agency work and advocacy roles. 

 

The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills also prepares students for admission to the Diploma of Counselling Level 6.

 

 

STUDY OPTIONS

Full-time and Part-time

 

 

FEES

Domestic Fees:
$6,180.00 per year or $772.50 per 15 credit paper

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.

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International Fees
$16395.00 per year

International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover. Click Here for more information

 

 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Downloadable documents are available here for further information or application forms:

Info booklet: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Application booklet: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Course related costs: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Police Vetting Forms: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)

Police Vetting Guide: CLICK HERE (Downloadable PDF)