Course details

Bachelor of Social Work
NZQF Level 7

About the course

Graduates will have the theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and reflective practice skills required of social work practitioners in both Aotearoa New Zealand and the global context. They will have met the educational requirements for social work registration in New Zealand via the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB).

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of (English or an approved literacy subject and two other subjects from the list of approved subjects); and Literacy (10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing); and Numeracy (10 credits at Level 1 or above). IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest) Additional Requirements apply (Police vetting, Referee reports, Personal statement)

About the provider

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.

Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Together, we're committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it.

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