Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Social Work - Te Tohu Paetahi Tu Tangata
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 480
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Social Work
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Bachelor of Social Work Te Tohu Paetahi Tu Tangata is a professional bicultural qualification designed to prepare beginning practitioners who are skilled, competent, ethically and culturally safe, research informed and critically reflective. Graduates will be equipped with the recognised social work knowledge, attitudes and values of professional social work practice locally, nationally and globally. The qualification will provide students with the foundation knowledge and professional skills that enable them to demonstrate the competencies required by the Social Workers Registration Board for provisional registration.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Bachelor of Social Work Te Tohu Paetahi Tu Tangata qualification will be able to Work in a bicultural context and acknowledge the centrality of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to social work as a profession and in practice. Demonstrate intermediate level conversational skills in Te Reo Maori. Demonstrate knowledge of the origins, purpose and development of Aotearoa New Zealand social work within a global context. Apply anti oppressive social work values, knowledge and skills to complex situations to stimulate personal and social change in a range of work and social contexts. Work with individuals, families or whanau, communities and groups from diverse ethnic, cultural and indigenous backgrounds. Demonstrate resilience and the ability to manage interpersonal conflict and challenges that arise in the context of social work practice. Demonstrate professional literacy and numeracy, think critically, and effectively analyse, synthesise and apply diverse knowledge, information and research to social work practice. Work autonomously and make independent judgments from a well informed social work position. Work collaboratively with others in multi disciplinary teams, organisations and communities. Effectively utilise a critical reflective approach to individual social work practice through supervision, peer review and self evaluation recognising their own learning needs and participating in continuing professional development. Integrate knowledge of sustainability and contemporary social, political, psychological, economic, legal, environmental, cultural and indigenous issues within Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally into both social work as a profession and practice.
Education pathways
Master of Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership)
Master of Applied Professional Studies (Vulnerable Peoples)
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership)
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Vulnerable Peoples)
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership)
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Vulnerable Peoples)
Master of Education
Master of Social Work
Master of Applied Social Work
Master of Social Science
Master of Counselling
Masters in a cognate subject
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Welfare
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Practice
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
Postgraduate Diploma in Social and Community Work
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science
Employment pathways
New Zealand registered social worker
Case, individual, family and group worker
Social and community development worker/or advisor
Policy analyst
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Entry Requirements
To gain entry to the Bachelor of Social Work Te Tohu Paetahi Tu Tangata programme, applicants must be: 17 years of age or over; New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the requisite visa for study purposes; and Able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol. For domestic applicants under 20 years old: University Entrance/NCEA credits as per NZQA requirements; or Evidence of recent study at Level 4 or higher on the NZQF (if applicable). For applicants 20 years old and over: Demonstrated academic ability (at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent) to undertake the Bachelor of Social Work Te Tohu Paetahi Tu Tangata programme and have the ability to succeed through personal attributes, work and life experience. In accordance with the Social Workers Registration Board, all applicants to the programme who do not have English, te reo Maori or New Zealand Sign Language as their first language, or who did not undertake their secondary schooling in English must provide evidence of having achieved an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 in each academic category: reading, listening, writing and speaking; and In the event that concern is raised related to communication competency in the English language, any student (domestic or international) may be requested to undertake an English language test prior to or during the programme. If the student is found to have an IELTS score of less than 6.5 in all bands (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) they maybe temporarily withdrawn from the programme until they can demonstrate the required English language competency.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3296
Status Current
Created March 2016
Next Review December 2016
Content
Te Pu Foundations of Treaty Based Practice (Te Pu Tuapapa Ritenga Tiriti) Introduction to Social Work (Timatanga Toko i te Ora ) Introduction to Human Development for Social Work Practice (Timatanga Whakawhanake Tangata Ritenga Toko i te Ora) Effective Communication in Social Work (Parongo Whaikiko Toko i te Ora) Introduction to Psychology (Timatanga Te Ao Hinengaro) Social Work Practice in Community Development (Ritenga Toko i te Ora Whakawhanake Hapori) Te Atapo Te Atatu Te Weu Developing Treaty Based Practice (Te Weu Whakawhanake Ritenga a Tiriti) Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Engagement and Assessment (Ritenga Toko i te Ora Tangata, Whanau Tomohanga, Aromatawai) Diversity and Difference (Nga Rerenga Ketanga Whanui) Introduction to Sociology (Timatanga Matauranga Papori) Social Work Practice with Groups (Ritenga Toko i te Ora a Ropu) Introduction to Social Research (Timatanga Rangahau Papori); High and Complex Needs for Social Work Practice; Advanced Interpersonal Communication for Social Work Practice; Social Work Field Education 1; Social Work Field Education 2; Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Intervention and Evaluation (Ritenga Toko i te Ora Tangata, Whanau Mahi Wawao, Arotakenga) Social Policy (Kaupapahere Papori) Rangahau 2 Practice based Research (Rangahau 2 Rangahau a Mahi) Advanced Community Development (Whakawhanake Rangatu Hapori) Advanced Social Work Practice (Ritenga Rangatu Toko i te Ora) Advanced Group Work (Mahi Rangatu a Ropu) Inter Cultural Theory to Practice (Whakamahi Aria Ahurea ki te Ritenga)

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