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Bachelor of Social Work

Level 7

UCOL has partnered with Open Polytechnic to offer the Bachelor of Social Work which will prepare you for working with people and their environment.

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Quick info

Level: 7

Locations: Wairarapa

Duration: 4 years, full-time or part-time study options available

Dates:
26 Feb 2018 (Applications are open 6 Nov 2017 - 14 Jan 2018)
2 Jul 2018 (Applications are open 2 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018)

Domestic Fees:*
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International Fees:*
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* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Delivered by Open Polytechnic, the Bachelor of Social Work is a professional social work degree designed for people who want to become qualified with a professional social work degree. You'll learn about people through their life span, societies and helping traditions from both western and indigenous perspectives.

It will prepare you to become a confident, analytical and critically reflective practitioner. You will gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be a competent social worker in social service settings in Aotearoa New Zealand.
 
 

How to Enrol

To enrol in this course, go to Open Polytechnic's website. At the end of the online application process, enter “Please confirm under UCOL code 0423” in the comments box, to help with your application.

Career & Study Outcomes

Social work is a profession based on principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity.

A social worker can be employed as a generic social worker or within a specialist area such as drug or alcohol addiction, child protection, schools, disability, crisis response, violence, or community development.
 
This qualification will prepare you for a career in government or community organisations, health and disability support services, iwi, Māori or Pasifika social services, refugee or migrant services and faith-based organisations.

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Social Workers.

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