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If you would like a career in health, social services or counselling, a Diploma in Health and Human Behaviour will give you the skills to help people and understand them. You’ll gain basic counselling skills and learn about key theories and perspectives in psychology and communication. Although this diploma won’t allow you to become a registered counsellor or practise counselling, it will give you an introduction to some of the skills required in counselling. Visit nzac.org.nz for more information about a career in counselling.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.