Course details

Bachelor of Social Services
Domestic tuition $6,682 per year
International tuition $15,529 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 83%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 75%
In further study 19%
Median earnings $48,169
Job prospects
Great job prospects:
Employed - 75%
Further study - 19%
Median earnings: $48,169 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

Graduates of the Bachelor of Social Services will demonstrate the integration of competent and ethical practice using models of practice which are recognised by the appropriate professional organisation, such as Career Development Association of New Zealand or the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, for their chosen major, and applicable to the context of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Graduates will have a high level of self awareness and communication skills to engage in interactions with people, which are intentional and appropriate. Graduates will provide professional and competent practice within the community through meeting professional standards and demonstrating social responsibility. They will be able to work in a global community with cultural awareness and appropriate cultural communication so as to adapt their practice according to the needs of the people with whom they are working.

Entry requirements

Achieve NCEA Level 3, credit requirement criteria apply. Referee report, health declaration, Police Check - specific criteria required please inquire.

About the provider

At Otago Polytechnic, our vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as New Zealand's leading polytechnic. Otago Polytechnic is proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in Australasia, and earning resounding endorsements from employers.

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