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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling (PGCertCouns)


Admission
1.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling must
  (a)   have qualified for the award of a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato and a related professional qualification of at least one year’s duration, or a qualification considered equivalent by the Academic Board, and
  (b)   have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, including any prerequisite compulsory papers as prescribed in the Graduate Studies Handbook or the School of Education Graduate Programmes section of the Calendar, and
  (c)   satisfy the requirements for selection to the specific programme sought, as stated in the Graduate Studies Handbook or the School of Education Graduate Programmes section of the Calendar.
2.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 1 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe.
Requirements for the postgraduate certificate
3.   Candidates must gain 60 points at Level 5 from the papers prescribed for the postgraduate certificate, including any compulsory papers as prescribed in the Graduate Studies Handbook or the School of Education Graduate Programmes section of the Calendar.
  The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling may be endorsed with one of the following specialisations:
  3.1   Counselling Supervision (CounsSup)
  3.2   Family Counselling (FamCouns)
4.   Candidates who fail a paper may repeat it once. Candidates who fail more than one paper, or who fail the same paper twice, may not proceed with the postgraduate certificate.
Exemptions and credit transfers
5.   Candidates who have been awarded a postgraduate certificate may relinquish it for credit of up to 60 points towards an appropriate School of Education postgraduate qualification, at the discretion of the Dean.

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