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Bachelor of Health and Social Development


Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Candidates must meet the general Unitec bachelor requirements and BHSocDev specific requirements. There are special or discretionary admission requirements, as well as English Language entry requirements. Go to for details

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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