Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)


Subject area

Social Work

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Entry requirements

Academic requirement

All students will initially enrol in the BSW. At the discretion of the Head of School students who achieve a B+ average over all Level 7 core compulsory social work courses in the third year may be offered entry to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) for their fourth year of study. Should they choose to undertake study at Honours level, they will be enrolled into the BSW (Honours) programme, and the credits gained in the first three years of BSW study will be credited to the BSW (Honours).
Health and professional requirement
ALL applicants are required to provide a completed POLICE VETTING REQUEST AND CONSENT Form and a PERSONAL DECLARATION Form (see Appendices 1 and 2) annually.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The BSW (Hons) will enable students to become competent, critical, reflective social workers with personal attributes and an advanced level of critical and analytical ability to underpin their practice. They will be able to plan and conduct research in social work. They will also have the educational requirements for NZ registration and be equipped to proceed to advanced study in the subject.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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