Bachelor of Applied Social Science

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Wintec

Subject area

Society and Culture

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Entry requirements

Minimum of 60 credits NCEA Level 2 across 4 subjects including English or equivalent or 42 credits NCEA Level 3 across 3 subjects or equivalent or NCEA University Entrance or equivalent or relevant qualifications. Must demonstrate reasonable likelihood of success. Internationals IELTS Score of 7.5 in all bands. Registration with Social Workers Registration Board requires demonstration of a least 7.0 score in each of the listening, reading, writing and speaking bands. Social workers Registration Board: English Language Competence and English Language testing Policy Statement, last reviewed May 2011

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will develop advanced knowledge and skills in an area of specialist practice to work effectively and collaboratively within a social services, education, health or Maori development area. Graduates will develop a critical awareness of their practice and the social context in which it exits. Graduates will be able to specialise in one of the five endorsement areas available for study in the programme. Specialist areas include Te Reo Maori Development, Adult Education, Social Work, Counselling and Maori Counselling. In addition graduates who complete the specified modules within the programme could exit with the award of the Diploma in Te Reo Rangatira or the Diploma in Adult Education or the Diploma in Social Work (incorporating National Diploma in Social Work) or the Diploma in Counselling (incorporating the National Diploma in Counselling) or the Diploma in Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau (Maori Counselling) (incorporating the National Diploma in Counselling). An early childhood education pathway is also available within this degree for Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) graduates.

What graduates earn

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


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Scholarship information

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Contact details

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Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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