Bachelor of Applied Social Work

Manukau Institute of Technology

Subject area

Social Work

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be over 20 years of age at the commence of the programme. Some special consideration of entry prior to the age of 20 may be considered by the programme committee. Applicants are required to have 42 credits at NCEA level 3 or equivalent. 14 credits must be in approved subjects at NCEA level 3 and a further 24 credits taken from no more than two additional domains or approved subjects.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The primary aim of the BASW is to develop skilled, informed social workers at a beginning level of professional practice competency who:
*meet the academic requirements for registration
*are critically reflective and research informed
*are committed to practice in the Aotearoa New Zealand context
*understand and work with diversity
*can integrate theory and practice
*are creative problem-solvers
*practice ethically and are accountable
*advocate for social justice and
*value education as a lifelong process.

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

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