Graduate Diploma in Social Services (Specialty)

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Social Work

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Entry requirements

Applicants require
The Bachelor of Social Services or the Bachelor of Social Services endorsed win Counselling or Career Practice or an equivalent qualification or demonstrate equivalent practice, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind. English Language Proficiency for International learners is a minimum IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Social Services programme enables graduates of the Bachelor of Social Services (or equivalent) degree to gain an additional specialisation at Level 7 and to pursue a professional career in an additional social services speciality.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Society and Culture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Kate Sheppard Memorial Award

Provided by:

Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust




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TMI Educational Scholarships

Provided by:

Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated - The Scholarships Unit



$250 (secondary) and $5000 (tertiary) each.

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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 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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