Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of the programme is to introduce students to kaupapa tuku iho (inherited values) practice and the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with rōpū tuku iho (whānau, hapū and iwi) to contribute to the social wellbeing of Māori people and the nation. Graduates will understand and have the skills and knowledge to practice as a social worker. The aim is also to produce graduates who will be eligible to apply for registration with the Social Workers Registration Board.
Graduate profile
The graduate with a Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau (PTW), will have the knowledge and skills to work with rōpū tuku iho (whānau, hapū and iwi) and with other rōpū tikanga Māori in the pursuit of wellness for these rōpū and for their individual members. Graduates will be known as Toiora Whānau Practitioners.

The PTW graduate will have had the opportunity to work with rōpū tuku iho to demonstrate kaupapa tuku iho within their Toiora Whānau practice. The holders of the PTW will have the ability to contribute to the formulation, presentation and implementation of Toiora Whānau practice and policies to enhance the survival of Māori as a people and to heighten the wellness of the nation.

Graduates of the PTW programme will have the linguistic capabilities to maintain high quality communications with rōpū tuku iho and the nation. They will integrate kaupapa tuku iho and theoretical perspectives into their Toiora Whānau practice in order to assess the impact of policies, constitutional and other institutional arrangements on rōpū tuku iho and on the nation.
Education pathways
Opportunities for further study and employment upon completion of the Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau will exist within the following areas:
* To apply to Social Workers Registration Board for Social Work Registration
* Work towards Masters and PhD
* Actively engaged in research relevant to Toiora Whānau practice
* Opportunity to do further study in the area of supervision
* Develop and implement social policy
* Potential to teach
* Potential to be a Kaiāwhina and contribute back to the programme
Employment pathways
The Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau prepares graduates for employment in the Social Work sector. Employment opportunities can include:
* Residential care
* Whānau, hapū and iwi
* Community development
* Statutory, Care and Protection
* Youth Justice
* Adoption Services
* Alcohol and Drug services
* Community probation
* Family violence services
* Iwi culturally services
* District and Family courts
* Disability services
* Aged care services
* Mental health
* Mentoring
* Violence prevention
* Women and children for example Womens Refuge
* Single parent and blended families
* Youth
* Social Workers In Schools
* Health Camps
* Work with ethnic groupsTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Each course of the programme is located within tikanga Māori and approximately one quarter of the programme is allocated to te reo Māori studies, thus, strong motivation to become bilingual is required for entry to this programme. Students will require research assistance from an Iwi or Hapū and therefore candidates for the programme need to be able to provide letters from their Iwi/Hapū, committing their support to the candidates.

In accordance with Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) regulations, all prospective and current students in the Toiora Whānau programmes at Te Wānanga o Raukawa will need to undergo a police vet each year. Students must be aged 17 years old or over.

Prospective students will also have an interview and write a 300 word paper outlining their interest in the toiora whānau area. If you are a returning student of more than 8 years ago an interview process with Ngā Pūkenga will take place prior to enrolment to determine training currency.
Education Organisation Te Wananga o Raukawa
Developed By Te Wananga o Raukawa
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2274
Status Current
Created December 2013
Last Reviewed February 2018
Next Review December 2019
Content
The Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau degree is a four year programme made up of three major categories of subject matter; Toiora Whānau studies including Māori models of practice, skills to work with rōpū tuku iho, Toiora Whānau theory and practice, a high level of practicum experience, and also policy, legislation and standards related to Toiora Whānau theory and practice, Iwi and Hapū studies and Te Reo Māori studies. The programme includes two (60 day) placements in the social work sector, one in year three and one in year four.

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