Regulations - Education And Social Work


Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory – PGDipCounsTh

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree in education, counselling, nursing, social work or another profession from this University or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

b at least three years practical experience in teaching, counselling, nursing, social work or an equivalent profession as approved by Senate or its representative

and

c an interview supported by referees’ statements and evidence of practical experience is required.

Note: Agencies where counsellors in training are placed wish to ensure that client safety is not compromised. For this reason, the application form for the Counselling programme asks applicants to indicate whether they have any criminal convictions. Before any candidate can be accepted into the degree, an official police statement concerning absence or otherwise of criminal convictions will be required.

2 No student on whom the Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Counselling specialisation has already been conferred by the University of Auckland may enrol for this postgraduate diploma unless specific approval is given by Senate or its representative.

3 Admission to the programme requires the approval of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

5 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

6 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must pass 120 points from the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory Schedule.

7 The programme for each student must be approved by the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Termination of Enrolment

9 a If the behaviour of a student in a learning or practice environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes and any practice placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 9a may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Distinction

10 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2011. The 2006 regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Counselling specialisation offered by the University of Auckland were repealed.

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory (PGDipCounsTh) Schedule

Requirement:

90 points: PROFCOUN 701, 705, 706, 708, 709

30 points from EDPROFST 700–757, 760–788, EDUC 702–764, 767, PROFCOUN 700–704, 707, PROFSUPV 704, 713, SOCHLTH 732 or a 700 level course in another subject as approved by the Associate Dean (Postgraduate)

Note: A student wishing to enrol in the Research Portfolio of the Master of Counselling Theory following the award of this postgraduate qualification should note that EDPROFST 750 or PROFCOUN 709 is a prerequisite for enrolment.

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