Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Health Education, Promotion, Counselling

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Entry requirements

Applicants much be at least 17 years old at the start of the programme and have either: New Zealand University entrance; or a relevant Level 4 New Zealand qualification considered appropriate by the programme leader.
Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements may be eligible for enrolment where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable chance of success.
Additional entry criteria include a Police check, referee reports and an interview.
If English is the not the applicant's first language, candidates will need an IELTS (Academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This degree prepares students to work within the rapidly transforming mental health, addictions and disability sectors and beyond as confident, competent, responsive and collaborative practitioners. It will contribute to the professionalisation and development of the mental health, addictions and disability sector workforce by focusing on innovative and future orientated health practices that improve the quality and outcome of people who use the services and for their family/whanau in all areas of service provision and specifically in housing and social inclusion.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Public Health at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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