The aim of this programme is to educate students in the theory and practice of psychology and counselling, with a focus on personal development, family studies and broader mental health interventions. The programme helps students develop an integrated and relevant counselling praxis within the South African context. It also prepares students for further studies in psychology and trains them in foundational social research skills.
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent
A Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent
A Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field
National Benchmark Test results
The NBT must be taken as soon as possible. The NBT dates for Cornerstone students are 23 May, 6 June or 7 June 2015 for Semester 2 applications
A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with a pass mark for the National Benchmark Test (NBT)
Mature age of 23 years and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent). The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for Access and the results of the National Benchmark Test are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL.
Mature age of 45 years can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the National Benchmark Test.
Via e-learning or on campus
Full-time: Minimum 3 years
Part-time: 5 to 7 years
January and July intakes
Campus: R 275 per credit | total credits 376
Full time: 1st year R 35 200 (128 credits)
E-Learning R 245 per credit | total credits: 376
Full time: 1st year R 31 360 (128 credits)
Registered as Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Certificate No.2001/HE08/006. NQF 7; SAQA ID 87406