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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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Bachelor of Social Work (Level 7)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
4 years
Start date: 15-February-2021
Campus:
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Course details

Summary

The Bachelor of Social Work qualification will provide you with the core professional competencies and attributes required to enter the social workforce.

In doing so, you will be awarded a provisional registration at the level of a beginning practitioner. This is the first step to becoming a fully registered social worker after completing two years of supervised practice.

Field placement is a significant element in this programme which will enable you to get first-hand experience through voluntary work and supervised placements in a social service agency.

You will also develop a range of flexible skills and professional attributes which will position you well to be responsive to and to work collaboratively within the increasingly complex and interdisciplinary social service and health communities.

The skills you can during this degree are also applicable across a wide range of roles.

Career opportunities and pathways

This programme is suitable for those who wish to develop a career as professionally qualified and registered social worker.

Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of social work positions in statutory organizations (CYFS, Justice), Health (tertiary, primary and community) and Not for Profit Social Service agencies.

You could have a career in the area of student advocacy, elderly care, at the marae, working with refugee families, at the court, or in the community.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3. Entry requirements vary from country to country. OR

Successful completion of an appropriate level 4 qualification

Candidates aged 20 or over who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for special admission. In such cases entry will be dependent on whether candidates demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.

English language requirements:

Those who have English as an additional language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 across all bands or equivalent.

Other requirements

Candidates are required to indicate whether they have been convicted of, or are being prosecuted for, a criminal offence. Prior to commencing the programme all successful candidates will be required to complete a police vetting form. The Clean Slate Act does not apply and some types of criminal conviction may limit the ability to secure practicum placements and therefore complete the programme.

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