Course details

Bachelor of Social Work
Domestic tuition $6,000 per year
International tuition $9,878 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate N/A
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 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

42 NCEA credits at L 3, including 14 in two English language rich subjects and 14 across any subject areas (or 60 credits at L3 from a tertiary qualification in a related field) plus social work or related helping role experience. Personal criteria als

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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