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A nursing qualification from Unitec opens up lots of career paths for students in primary health care, acute hospital care, and rehabilitation. During their studies, students have at least 1100 hours working in clinical environments such as North Shore Hospital, Waitākere Hospital, or the Mason Clinic. They also spend time at the Education and Practice Simulation Centre at Waitākere Hospital – a high-tech, simulated hospital environment. Students leave Unitec work-ready and prepared to make a difference.
Unitec’s Medical Imaging programme offers students lots of hands-on experience using the most up-to-date technology in a clinical environment. Students spend block periods of time practising what they have learnt in the classroom in a radiology facility. This practical approach to learning ensures our students graduate with both the theoretical and clinical knowledge needed to work as a medical imaging technologist.
Social work students are taught in a learning environment which prepares them for highly-sought-after professions both in Aotearoa and overseas. Students are supported through their studies by passionate, knowledgeable staff who have real-world, first-hand experience. We work from a rights-based approach and our staff share an active commitment to social justice and community activism.
Our teaching style is practice-based, and we have a collaborative relationship with a number of agencies and active professionals. Our research is focused on working with individuals, whānau 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
|New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Community Facilitation||4||Full-time for one year, part-time options available for domestic students.||Disability support worker, Caregiver, Health and disability advocate, Whānau Worker, Youth worker, Forensic staff, Aged care worker, Navigator|
|New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Mental Health and Addiction Support||4||Full-time for one year, part-time options available for domestic students.||Mental Health Support Worker, Peer Support Worker, Addiction Support Worker, Psychiatric Assistant, Drug Treatment Support Worker|
|New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Social Services||4||Full-time for one year, part-time options available for domestic students.||Support worker, Caregiver, Health and disability advocate, Rehabilitation support worker, Whānau Worker, Housing Coordinator, Youth worker, Forensic staff, Aged care worker, Navigator|
|Liaison Interpreting Contexts (Social Systems, Culture and Ethics)||6||16 weeks||In conjunction with the Liaison Interpreting Theory and Practice, graduates can seek employment as interpreters with NZ government departments and agencies, Move into further high-lever study in liaison interpreting|
|Liaison Interpreting Theory and Practice||6||16 weeks||In conjunction with the Liaison Interpreting Contexts (Systems, Culture and Ethics), graduates can seek employment as interpreters with NZ government departments and agencies|
|Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)||7||Full-time for three years||Medical imaging technologist (requires registration with MRTB)|
|Bachelor of Nursing||7||Full-time for three years||District nurse, Nurse educator, Plunket nurse, Practice nurse, Public health nurse|
|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 Certificate in Applied Practice||8||1 semester full-time, or 1 year part-time||Community development worker, Counsellor, Not-for-profit practitioner, Social practitioner working for a government agency, Social practitioner working for a non-government agency (NGO), Social worker (both NGO and statutory)|
|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), Social worker (both NGO and statutory)|