Bachelor of Social Practice (Social Work)

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years or part-time options available
Starts February (full-time) or July (part-time)
80 full-time and 50 part-time places across all majors
by 22 November (late applications will be accepted)
Waitakere campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November

NZ$5267 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Want to work as a social worker? Deepen your insight into social policy and sociological analysis, and become familiar with narrative ideas in social practice.

Are you interested in a career as a social worker? Deepen your insight into sociological analysis and social change processes, and become knowledgeable about psychology, mental health and risk assessment. Further your understanding of community development, and organisational and societal change processes. You'll also develop an awareness of dynamic Maori and Pacific cultural practices.

Highlights

  • A professional qualification for a career in a wide range of social, community, disability, mental health and education services.
  • Industry recognition: the Bachelor of Social Practice (Social Work) is recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board for registration.
  • A critical focus on social justice.
  • Use of narrative ideas in social practice.
  • Emphasis on the practical application of theory: in Year Two and Three, you apply what you've learnt during a work placement in a social work organisation.
  • Flexibility: you have two years to decide if you want to specialise in community development or social work. You only select your major in Year 3; the first two years are shared across both majors.

 


Last edited: 04 September 2013