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UCOL's new Bachelor of Social Services will provide you with specialist knowledge and skills to gain employment in a variety of areas such as community/social services worker, disability support advocate/worker, mental health advocate/support worker, navigator or case manager.
Working with people is a core component of this programme and this course will give you an understanding of how social and community dynamics can impact on individuals, families and groups of people. The programme will provide you with learning opportunities that include face to face, simulation/role play, group work and work experience. At the end of the programme you will have the confidence to work in the community to create change.
Career & Study Outcomes
Year 1: Personal and Academic Effectiveness (15 Credits); Cultural Competence I (15 Credits); Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Ethics and Law (30 Credits); Applied Communication 1 (15 Credits, 25 hours work experiences); Theories of Human Behaviour (15 Credits); The Primary & Community Care Workforce (15 credits); Diversity and Social Inclusion (15 Credits)
Year 2: Applied Communication II (15 credits); Safe and Ethical Practitioner (15 credits); Research for Social Services (15 Credits); Addictions, Substance Use and Co-existing Problems (15 credits); Cultural Competence II (15 Credits, 24 hours work experience); Theory for Practice I (choice of Social Services, Mental Health, Addiction or Disability Support) (15 credits); Integrated Practice I (choice of Social Services, Mental Health, Addiction or Disability Support).
Year 3: Communicating with Families/Whanau and Communities (15 credits); Applied Social Issues and Social Policy (15 credits); Socially Responsible Leadership (15 credits, 50 hours work experience); Practitioner Inquiry (choice of Social Services, Mental Health, Addiction or Disability Support); Theory for Practice II (choice of Social Services, Mental Health, Addiction or Disability Support) (30 credits); Integrated Practice II (choice of Social Services, Mental Health, Addiction or Disability Support)
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Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible) not less than 2 years old at the time of submitting the enrolment application. TOEFL (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic): Score of 50 with no band less than 42.
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