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Bachelor of Applied Social Work (Level 7)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manukau Institute of Technology


Programme highlights

­­Do you want to make a real difference in your community?

Become a social worker. You will work with all kinds of people to get them the help they need.

Our experienced tutors will guide you in how to work with different peoples, including Maori, New Zealand/European, Pasifika peoples and new immigrants.

This social work degree is a recognised programme by the Social Work Registration Board. In your fourth year of study, you will be eligible to register and work as a social worker in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Career opportunities

Social work in community, statutory agencies and schools.

Entry criteria

Applicants must successfully meet one of the following criteria to gain admission into the programme:

(a) University Entrance (UE) OR at least 42 NCEA credits at level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects, plus a minimum of 14 credits taken from no more than two additional domains or approved subjects; AND, a minimum of 8 credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits in writing. NOTE: Where standards count for either reading or writing, an individual applicant may not count credits in both places


(b) Have successfully completed the Manukau Institute of Technology Certificate in Social Services (Level 4)


(c) Have successfully completed a 60 credit Certificate qualification (Level 4) in a field of practice relevant to social work


(d) Have successfully completed a minimum of 60 NZQA credits or equivalent at Level 5 or higher

IELTS score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5; or TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 85 or higher with a writing score of 22; or equivalent

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