Bachelor of Applied Social Work

Manukau Institute of Technology

Subject area

Social Work



4 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Applied Social Work aims to provide a programme for an ethnically diverse population that produces bicultural social work practitioners demonstrating beginning level social work professionalism and competency for practice.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: (a) A New Zealand Police Check (using the NZ Police and Vetting Consent to Disclosure of Information form) that demonstrates applicant has no criminal record and thus meets the requirements to be registered with the SWRB and to work with at risk and vulnerable people as required by the Vulnerable Children Act (2014). (b) Be 18 years of age or over at the commencement of the programme; OR, applicants below the age of 18, will be considered for admission (by the Programme Committee) where the applicant is: (i) employed, in a paid or voluntary capacity in a social service context and able to provide a current, written recommendation from their employer, or voluntary service provider demonstrating their suitability for the programme; or (ii) Due to reach the minimum 18 age requirement within one month of the commencement date of the programme. (c) Complete all required admission administration documentation. (d) Provide two satisfactory references (see template in Appendices). (e) Demonstrate suitability to complete vocational social work degree level study at an interview (f) Once the applicant has completed an interview, the final decision on whether a place is offered to an applicant is based on achievement demonstrated in: (i) Evidence gathered during the interview of the applicant's suitability to complete vocational social work degree level study (ii) Evidence contained in the admission administration documentation Academic admission requirements Applicants must successfully meet one of the following criteria to gain admission into the programme: (a) University Entrance (UE) OR at least 42 NCEA credits at level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects, plus a minimum of 14 credits taken from no more than two additional domains or approved subjects; AND, a minimum of 8 credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Mäori of which

Detailed requirements

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4 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,467 $25,867
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,398 $29,592
Total $13,865 $55,459

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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