Practice Pathway overview

Our teaching style is practice-based and we have a collaborative relationship with hundreds of agencies and active professionals. Our research is focused on working with individuals, families and communities to improve practice and address inequalities.

Our staff are active in their own communities and professions, often taking on leadership roles in local organisations. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring new and interesting perspectives to classroom discussions. Our programmes reflect the importance of collaborative learning where diversity is celebrated.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
Certificate in Community Skills 4 Full-time for one semester or part-time for up to three years Community educator, Community worker, Group facilitator, Volunteer, Youth worker
Bachelor of Health and Social Development (Youth Development) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available Learning and development specialist (youth focus), Manager and/or facilitator of government or community funded projects relating to youth development, Residential manager, supervisor or facilitator for youth in care., Youth advocate, Youth and community facility manager, Youth development advisor, Youth worker
Bachelor of Social Practice 7 Full-time for four years or part-time options available Community worker, Case manager, Local government adviser, Maori community kaiawhina, Policy analyst, Probation officer, Social worker
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Social Practice) 8 Full-time for six months plus half-time for six months or part-time for one to four years Community development worker, Counsellor, Not-for-profit practitioner, Social practitioner working for a government agency, Social practitioner working for a non-government agency (NGO)
Master of Applied Practice (Social Practice) 9 Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years Community development worker, Counsellor, Not-for-profit practitioner, Social practitioner working for a government agency, Social practitioner working for a non-government agency (NGO)

Staff