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Social Work

Social workers make a difference in people’s lives by providing advocacy, education and support to individuals, families, groups and communities.

Social workers may do some or all of the following:

  • work to advance the wellbeing of children, young people, their families and communities
  • link people with community resources such as benefits and accommodation
  • talk with clients about their problems and help them make decisions about these problems
  • advise people on their rights and opportunities
  • write reports and case notes
  • support people in crisis situations
  • give advice on social problems

Usually social workers will specialise in a specific area, for example working with certain age groups or communities, or in certain problem areas like mental health, drugs or disability.

Our degree in social work will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory and practicalities of social work in New Zealand. We will guide you through the fundamentals of professionalism, research skills, critical thinking and informed decision making, and provide you with extensive practical placement opportunities.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to understand the specific needs of people seeking help, enabling you to respond appropriately, sensitively and professionally.

Programmes

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

Gain the expertise needed to supervise others effectively in professional contexts.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Madras Street
Social Work and Human Services Nursing Midwifery and Medical Imaging

Bachelor of Social Work

Gain the skills needed to help and support people facing challenging situations and events.

4 Years
Starts: February
Madras Street
Social Work and Human Services

Principles of Family Violence Intervention Micro-credential

Enhance your professional capabilities with knowledge and skills in an important area of social practice.

12 Weeks
Starts: February
Madras Street
Social Work and Human Services

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) - Community Facilitation

Gain the skills to support change, growth and wellbeing at a community level.

1 Year
Starts: February
MULTIPLE
Social Work and Human Services

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) - Mental Health and Addiction Support

Help individuals in mental health and addiction settings to recover and build resilience.

1 Year
Starts: February
MULTIPLE
Social Work and Human Services

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) - Social Services

Help individuals and families to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.

1 Year
Starts: February
MULTIPLE
Social Work and Human Services

Study and Career Preparation - Social Work Pathway, Level 4

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in social work.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Madras Street
Social Work and Human Services

Study and Career Preparation - Support Work and Social Work Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills and entry required for higher level study in support work and then social work

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Madras Street
Social Work and Human Services