It prepares students for work in a range of fields such as parishes, churches, family and health support services, community agency work and advocacy roles.
A Person-Centred approach is developed within a Christian faith-based learning environment. Openness toward diversity in culture, spirituality and worldview is highly valued, as is the importance of developing a mission or purpose in one’s life.
During this intensive year of study, students develop a strong understanding of counselling theory, including counselling process, self-awareness, human development, personal and professional boundaries, and principles of psychology.
On-campus counselling classes enhance the theoretical depth of students’ knowledge and awareness, underpinning the practical counselling experience. Over the two final years of study, students will complete 200 hours of face-to-face counselling practice within an approved agency, along with a minimum of one hour of external clinical supervision for every five hours of counselling practice.
The programme is underpinned by three core values and philosophical themes of learning which are embedded throughout all papers: Self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, and Christian worldview.
As Vision College offers the Bachelor of Counselling from a Christian faith-based perspective, it is intended to develop graduates who can enter the counselling field with the competence to work through body, mind and spiritual wellness, valuing the uniqueness of each individual in achieving holistic wellbeing or Te Whare Tapa Whā.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling will have completed the requirements for provisional membership to the relevant professional bodies New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) and New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). This degree is accredited by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
Before you complete your online enrolment, please Click Here to download our application booklet. This will give you a clear understanding of the process to follow and all of the required documents to enable you to enrol. Once you have enrolled online, you can then complete these additional documents and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Use them well to serve one another.
– 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
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Year 1 - CORE PAPERS
YEAR 2 - CORE PAPERS
YEAR 3 - CORE PAPERS
Year 3 - Electives
Bachelor of Counselling (Level 7)
Our Counselling programmes require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College.
Below are the minimum specifications required for this programme, anything less than this will not open the programmes required.
Windows 10 Operating System (from January 2020 any Windows version less than 10 will not be able to connect to the ATC Vision College wireless network)
4GB of memory
320GB+ Hard Drive or 128GB+ Solid State Drive
Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.
Psychotherapists help individuals, couples or groups identify, understand, and manage emotional and behavioural problems.
Youth workers support young people, work with them and their families, help them build healthy connections, and give guidance in health, education, training and employment.
Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, solve problems and create change in their lives.
Yes! Over the second and third years of the Bachelor of Counselling course you will complete over 200 hours of face-to-face supervised counselling practice. This will give you the chance to experience what its like working in a counselling profession, while learning valuable knowledge and skills.
Yes! Each year of the Bachelor of Counselling is able to be taken part time and spread over two years. Complete the full degree in 3-6 years
Studying for a qualification is a serious commitment, like a full-time job, so any work should be part-time and not interfere with your classes or study.