Northland Polytechnic Bachelor of Applied Social Service

Northland Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Social Work



3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Specifically, Bachelor of Applied Social Service graduates will be expected to be able to; ? Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the major theories and models which inform social service practice in Aotearoa New Zealand ? Translate knowledge into solution focused ethical practice ? Acknowledge the unique place of tangata whenua in Aotearoa and practice in accordance with the principles of Te Tiriti Ô Waitangi ? Work safely and effectively from a bicultural and multi cultural paradigm ? Be critically reflective in their practice ? Understand the structural causes of oppression and marginalisation in Aotearoa New Zealand ? Address and challenge barriers, inequalities and injustices which establish and maintain marginalisation, dispossession, discrimination and oppression. ? Interpret social policy and legislation related to the delivery of social services in Aotearoa New Zealand ? Establish and maintain self care strategies including professional supervision in their role as social service workers ? Be committed to ongoing professional development

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme an applicant must have made written application by the advertised closing date on the prescribed application form and meet the following admission criteria: Be 20 years of age by January 1st of the year of enrollment

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

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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 $48,169
Earnings range $37,731 - $54,842
In employment 75%
In further study 19%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Aimes Awards

Provided by:

The North Harbour Club



Determined by the Trustees

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First Foundation Scholarship

Provided by:

First Foundation - Student Programme Manager




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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 4703555
Fax: (09) 470 3556

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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