Level up with an industry relevant online course for as little as $25 per week

Certificate in

Counselling Pathway

Course Overview


Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan of between $20 – $30 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



2 key modules made up of 16 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 200 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course to hang in your salon and add to your resume



Access to your course online 24/7, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to learn, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Are you a good listener? Have you always pictured yourself counselling and helping others? Then the Counselling Pathway Certificate is the perfect place to start your journey.

This course has been specifically designed for those students who are looking to START a career in counselling services. Becoming a Qualified Counsellor is not easy and the minimum requirement to work as a qualified counsellor is a NZQF Diploma (costing anywhere from $4,000 – $12,000 depending on the institution) and will also require many hours of work experience.

So BEFORE you dive into a Diploma and such a costly commitment, start with our Counselling Pathway Certificate and find out if you have what it takes! With this course, you can then secure employment in counselling support roles and mental health organisations or alternatively use the course as a pathway to the Diploma when you are ready.

Our Counselling Pathway Course is based on the NZQF Diploma course material, so you can be sure you are getting the best possible start to this industry and skillset.

The Counselling pathway Certificate is also ideal for Aged care workers, Nurses and Life coaches looking to get skills in Counselling!

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Counselling Skills I

  • Learning Specfic Skills
  • Listening & Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling

Module 2 – Counselling Skills II

  • The Counselling Session
  • Focus on the Present
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Crises
  • Problem-Solving Techniques I: Aggression
  • Problem-Solving Techniques II: Depression
  • Problem-Solving Techniques III: Grief and Loss
  • Problem-Solving Techniques IV: Suicide
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