Bachelor of Social Work (Level 7)
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited
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Total student fees
over 4 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
This programme is suitable for those who wish to develop a career as a professionally qualified and registered social worker. Social work registration is dependent upon obtaining a Level 7 social work qualification which meets the standards of, and is recognised by, the SWRB. The Bachelor of Social Work is a 4-year, 480-credit bachelor level qualification. There are 16 compulsory modules comprising 450 credits and two 15-credit electives. Graduates will be able to enter the social work workforce at a beginning practitioner level. Field placement is a significant element in the programme. In Year 1 students will be introduced to service users in the classroom. In Year 2 they will undertake 40 hours of voluntary work/observation in a social service agency. In each of years 3 and 4 they will undertake a 60-day supervised placement.
Key Information for Students
Candidates are required to have gained: NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher, including: 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above made up of specified achievement standards or a package of three specified unit standards); or A relevant qualification at Level 4 on the NZQF; or Equivalent. Candidates aged 20 or over who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for special admission. In such cases entry will be dependent on whether candidates can demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme. Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 across all bands; or equivalent. Candidates are required to indicate whether they have been convicted of, or are being prosecuted for, a criminal offence. Prior to commencing the programme all successful candidates will be required to complete a police vetting form. Some types of criminal conviction may limit the ability to secure practicum placements and therefore complete the programme. Candidates should also be aware that, under the Social Workers Registration Act (2003) some types of criminal conviction may result in the Social Workers Registration Board refusing to allow a person to register as a Social Worker. Candidates will be required to attend a selection interview/hui. Selection will be made on the basis of the candidate being able to demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.
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(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$37,731 - $54,842|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||1%|
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