Bachelor of Health and Social Development

Unitec New Zealand Limited

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified



3 Years

Total student fees


over 3 Years - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The primary aim of the BHSocDev is to provide New Zealand with skilled practitioners in health and social development who:
* Integrate health and social development theories and knowledge into practice
* Are skilled and safe in working with a range of consumers in a variety of settings
* Demonstrate skills in advocacy and facilitation when working with individuals, groups, and communities
* Demonstrate an understanding of human rights and social justice and how these contribute to practice
* Contribute to creating positive outcomes in health and social well being in New Zealand
* Work collaboratively and promote interdisciplinary ways of working
* Are committed to and aware of the importance of maintaining professional currency
* Maintain culturally appropriate practice and ethical standards in the workplace
The new major in Diversional Therapy will continue to enhance Unitec's provision of programmes which promote coherent learning pathways and optimise the preparedness of graduates for the workplace. Diversional Therapy is a holistic practice centred on the needs of clients which strives to enhance their psychological, social, emotional and physical well-being. Graduates with this major will be well placed to develop into leaders in the transdisciplinary work environment through authentic work-based learning experiences that will develop not only relevant and transferable skills but also build sector relationships as they gain mastery of their discipline.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher from a mix of subjects, 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Maths and English language requirements or relevant and equivalent qualifications, special and discretionary admission also accepted.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,190 $18,569
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,786 $20,359
Total $12,976 $38,928

StudyLink website – information about student loans

A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $45,588
Earnings range $33,308 - $54,472
In employment 49%
In further study 45%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Altrusa Club of Ashburton Health Bursary

Provided by:

Altrusa Club of Ashburton



$1,000. Paid in two $500 instalments

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Hiwa-i-te-Rangi Māori Health Leadership Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Health Group




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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