Social Sciences & Teaching Careers

Social Sciences and Teaching Careers banner image Social workers provide advice, advocacy and support to people with personal and social problems. They also help with community and social issues. According to CareersNZ, there are too few social workers to fill vacancies, which means the role is on Immigration New Zealand’s long-term shortage list.

According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates, steady growth in the number of early childhood teachers needed is likely to continue, as the government has set a target of 98% of new school entrants having participated in early childhood education by 2015. Demand is particularly strong for early childhood teachers who are speakers of Māori or Pasifika languages.

Early Childhood

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Children are curious about each and every thing they see around them. What children learn during childhood remains with them throughout their life so it is vital to impart them with important values, knowledge and skills from a very young age.
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Health Studies

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If you have an interest in other dimensions of wellness, healthcare and fitness, our health studies qualifications include areas of education for nurses and non-nurses alike. This could include infection prevention and control, health and rehabilitation, and health education. Our new applied sport certificate and diploma have already proven very popular for those interested in a career in sport management and coaching.
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Nursing is one of the fundamental professions in healthcare throughout the world. It can be a rewarding career both personally and professionally as it makes a difference in people’s lives. Registered nurses with experience are able to progress to senior nurse or nurse manager positions and specialise in areas such as aged care, community health, emergency care, perioperative, and more.
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Professional Mentoring

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We offer teaching staff and others in the tertiary education sector opportunities to gain skills and knowledge for tertiary education settings such as classrooms, lecture theatres, small group learning and a range of workshop and other practical settings.
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Social Work

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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.
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Tertiary Teaching

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Want to work with people who have a thirst for knowledge and wisdom? Teaching is a profession that allows you to work in an environment where you can really make a difference.
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Page last updated: 02 May 2017