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Social Practice

Welcome to the Practice Pathway Group of Social Practice, located at our Waitākere campus and committed to helping create positive whanau and community change. We teach undergraduate and degree-level programmes in social work and community development. We work from a rights-based approach and our staff share an active commitment to social justice and community activism.

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.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Mental Health and Addiction Support 4 Full-time for one year, or part-time for two years Mental Health Support Worker, Peer Support Worker, Addiction Support Worker, Psychiatric Assistant, Drug Treatment Support Worker
Bachelor of Social Practice 7 Full-time for four years or part-time options available Social 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) 8 Domestic 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)
Master of Applied Practice (Social Practice) 9 Domestic 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