Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling in Counselling Supervision (PGCertCouns(CounsSup)) and Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling in Family Counselling (PGCertCouns(FamCouns))

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate must have
  (a)    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)    satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, including any prerequisite compulsory papers as prescribed in the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies in Education handbook or the Counselling entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, and
  (c)    satisfied the requirements for selection to the specific endorsement sought, as stated in the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies in Education handbook or the Counselling entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.
Requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Postgraduate Certificate is one semester.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Education and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 60 points at 500 level from the papers prescribed for the Postgraduate Certificate, including any compulsory papers as prescribed in the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies in Education handbook or the Counselling entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
7.   The Postgraduate Certificate will be awarded with one of the following endorsements:
      Counselling Supervision (PGCertCouns(CounsSup))1
      Family Counselling (PGCertCouns(FamCouns))
8.   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.
Credit Transfers
9.   Candidates who have been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate may relinquish it for credit of up to 60 points towards an appropriate Faculty of Education postgraduate qualification, at the discretion of the Dean.
Note:
1.   There will be no new intake into the PGCertCouns(CounsSup) in 2019.

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