Social Work

Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function to the best of their abilities. Social workers are people who care about others, want to make things better and relieve suffering, and who want their work to make a difference in society. This can mean providing therapy directly to people, linking people with community resources such as benefits or accommodation, or working for change to improve social conditions.

Programmes

  • Bachelor of Social Work

    • Code: WR3087
    • Intakes: Semester 1
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 480
    • Duration: 4 years

    Gain foundation knowledge, and professional skills to demonstrate the competencies required by the Social Workers’ Registration Board for provisional registration.

    This bicultural qualification is designed to prepare beginning practitioners who are...

  • New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5)

    • Code: NZ2879
    • Intakes: Semester 1
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 120
    • Duration: 1 year

    Do you want to work with Māori and whānau in the development of a whānau-centred approach that supports whānau wellbeing? Then this programme is for you.

    Gain in-depth knowledge, skills and...

Courses

  • Advanced Social Work Theory and Skills

    • Code: SSSW.7303
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop a more in-depth knowledge of the application of social work theories and skills to a variety of complex client situations....

  • Building Professional Relationships for Mentoring

    • Code: PROF.8004
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The focus of this course is to provide learners with the theoretical and practical knowledge of communication practices for the development of effective professional relationships....

  • Effective Communication in Social Work

    • Code: SSSW.5112
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will acquire knowledge of and apply a range of interpersonal and intra-personal professional communication techniques for social work practice. Students will develop a variety of technology supported communication skills,...

  • Family and Whanau Practice

    • Code: SSSW.7306
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will further develop their skills for working with families and whānau. Issues facing the contemporary family and whānau will be explored as will the application of this understanding to...

  • Introduction to Human Development for Social Work Practice

    • Code: SSSW.5111
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This is an introduction to human development theories and concepts across the lifespan which underpin social work processes. Students will be able to discuss human development from a cultural perspective...

  • Introduction to Psychology

    • Code: SSSW.5113
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the core concepts within the field of psychology. Students will be able to identify and describe a range of psychological...

  • Introduction to Psychology and Human Development

    • Code: SSSW.4002
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to human development and core concepts of psychology. Students will be able to identify and describe a range of Western and...

  • Introduction to Social Work (Tīmātanga-Toko i te Ora)

    • Code: SSSW.5110
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the social work profession, origins of social work in Aotearoa New Zealand, the current social work context and bicultural social...

  • Introduction to Sociology

    • Code: SSSW.5114
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to sociology, examining the “sociological imagination”, as well as key sociological theories including functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism. Students...

  • Mentoring and Supervision for Professionals

    • Code: PROF.8014
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is for learners to critically evaluate the concepts, theories and philosophies of mentoring and/or professional supervision. Learners will develop an effective framework for mentoring and/or...

  • Professional Leadership

    • Code: PROF.8002
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to assist learners to develop and justify their own sustainable model of leadership within their professional context based on personal values and beliefs and...

  • Professional Practice: Applied

    • Code: SSSW.6201
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop the skills to critically analyse difficult issues in social work practice and develop principles of practice building on the learning gained from SSSW.5101, and drawing on experiences...

  • Professional Practice: Integrated

    • Code: SSSW.7301
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop their own integrated model of practice and extend their knowledge and understanding of the social work process and clinical supervision to work safely in difficult practice areas....

  • Research Project

    • Code: PROF.9001
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 45
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to enable students to undertake a research project. Students will develop critical thinking skills for evaluating the quality of research, and for determining the...

  • Social and Community Development

    • Code: SSSW.7305
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is for students to understand concepts and theories of social change applicable to social work, and to learn how to apply them in practice. The...

  • Social Policy

    • Code: SSSW.6215
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course extends students' understanding and analysis of social problems, as initiated in SSSW.5105, through an examination of the theories, techniques and processes of social policy development and analysis. Students...

  • Social Research

    • Code: SSSW.6205
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course introduces students to the underpinning theories, methods, methodologies, aims, ethics, and techniques involved in social research. As part of this course students will develop an understanding of social...

  • Social Work Assessment

    • Code: SSSW.6202
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will apply social work models to different types of assessment and related documentation, and critically analyse the integration of theory into practice. Students will enhance their knowledge and skills...

  • Social Work Intervention

    • Code: SSSW.6203
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will apply social work models to different types of intervention, critically analyse the integration of theory into practice and maintain relevant documentation. Students will enhance their knowledge and skills...

  • Social Work Placement 1

    • Code: SSSW.6222
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this module is to provide the student with an opportunity to participate in a supervised placement experience so as to: observe and to be given the opportunity...

  • Social Work Placement 2

    • Code: SSSW.7322
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide the student with an opportunity to practice in a supervised placement as a developing practitioner, and to articulate and integrate theories, concepts...

  • Te Atapō

    • Code: TREO.5300
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will be introduced to te reo Māori vocabulary and basic sentence structures for contextual use. Students will be able to read, write, comprehend and verbalise basic Māori words and...

  • Te Atatū

    • Code: TREO.5301
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will increase their te reo Māori vocabulary, phrases and sentences and further develop, speaking, written and listening skills for personal and professional contextual use. Students will be able to...

  • Te More: Transforming Treaty Based Practice

    • Code: SSSW.7304
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This module aims to consolidate students' ability to assess and critically analyse Tauiwi and Māori in a contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand society. Students will critically examine a range of strategies towards...

  • Te Pu: Foundations of Treaty Based Practice

    • Code: SSSW.5104
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course aims to develop knowledge and awareness of the cultural milieu within which Iwi and Hapu lived in Aotearoa, as a foundation for practice with Māori within a Māori...

  • Te Weu: Foundation of Treaty-Based Practice

    • Code: SSSW.6204
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to develop students' personal analysis of colonisation and how this process impacted on Māori society. Students will consider this learning in relation to their...

  • The New Zealand Legislative Environment for Professional Leaders

    • Code: PROF.8003
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will critique the implications of New Zealand legislation on governance and management within a specific professional context. Students will also design processes, policies, procedures and/or guidelines to mitigate the...

  • Writing for Tertiary Success

    • Code: GENR.4002
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

    This course aims to assist students to develop the academic writing skills necessary for study at diploma and degree level....

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