Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWintec
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
This programme is for those who want to support, empower and advocate for individuals, families, whanau, and communities; and assist people in their community. Students will gain the skills to provide advice, advocacy and support to individuals or groups to empower and help them realise their full potential, and be able to function independently.
This four-year programme combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning. You will gain the knowledge base, skills, and attributes required to practice in a variety of social work fields such as schools, hospitals, community groups or government organisations.
Students will develop the skills to:
What you'll learn
The Bachelor of Social Work is a four year, 480-credit bachelor level qualification. There are 16 compulsory modules comprising 450 credits and two 15-credit electives. Graduates will be able to enter the social work workforce at a beginning practitioner level.
This is an applied programme with practice at the centre. In year one students will be introduced to service users in the classroom. In year two they will undertake 40 hours of voluntary work in a social service agency. Field placement is a significant element in the programme. In each of years three and four students will undertake a 60-day supervised placement.
Graduates will be able to enter the social work workforce in a variety of social work fields such as schools, hospitals, community groups, or government organisations, at a beginning practitioner level with provisional registration with the Social Workers Registration Board.
Candidates who have English as an additional language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic score of 6.5 across all components; or equivalent.