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.

Explore your options

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONS
Bachelor of Health and Social Development (Youth Development)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableYouth centre manager, Youth Care facilities, Youth justice facilities, Community youth worker, Maori and Pasifika youth development services, Specialised youth development services, Youth Transitions
Bachelor of Social Practice7Full-time for four years or part-time options availableSocial worker, Childcare and protection social worker, Social worker in schools, Health/mental health social worker, Community developer, Family/Whanau worker, Social practitioner
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Social Practice)8Domestic students: Full-time for one year or part-time options available. Not open to international students.Community development worker, Counsellor, Not-for-profit practitioner, Social practitioner working for a government agency, Social practitioner working for a non-government agency (NGO)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling8Part-time for 18 monthsCounsellor, Relationship counsellor, School counsellor, Counsellor in a community or government organisation, Counsellor in a private practice
Master of Applied Practice (Social Practice)9Domestic students: Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years. Not open to international students.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