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This programme is for those passionate about social justice who want to support and empower individuals, families, whānau, and communities. Students will gain the skills to provide advice and support, and will learn how to advocate for both individuals and groups. They will help their communities realise their full potential with the goal of functioning independently and positively in society.
This four-year programme combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning. You will gain the knowledge base, skills, and attributes required to practice in a variety of Social Work fields and environments such as schools, hospitals, community groups, or government organisations.
Students will develop the skills to:
The Bachelor of Social Work programme will prepare graduates to enter the Social Work workforce at a beginning practitioner level with provisional registration with the Social Workers Registration Board.
Take advantage of our flexible course delivery. Short on-campus learning blocks in Hamilton are combined with study that students can do online at home in their community. We provide a supportive study environment, with qualified professionals who are here to guide students to success.
Wintec offers a blended delivery approach to the Bachelor of Social Work programmes. Full-time study expectations are 30-35 hours per week. This is made up of a combination of face-to-face sessions, online classes, online directed activities and video conferencing (Zoom).
The Bachelor of Social Work is a four 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.
This is an applied programme with practice at the centre. In Year 1, students will be introduced to service users in the classroom. In Year 2 they will undertake 40 hours of voluntary work in a social service agency. Field placement is a significant element in the programme. In Years 3 and Year 4 students will undertake a 60-day supervised placement.
Group A: Compulsory modules
|Module code||Module title||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|HSSW504||Introduction to Professional Practice||15|
|HSSW506||Introduction to Social Work Skills||15|
|HSSW507||Introduction to Social Work Fields of Practice||15|
|HSIP503||Te Ahurea/Cultural Identity||15|
|HSIP502||Te Whanaketanga/Human Development||15|
|HSSW601||Applied Social Policy||15|
|HSSW602||Introduction to Social Research||15|
|HSSW603||Applied Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities||15|
|HSSW604||Applied Social Work Practice with Individuals, Family and Whānau||30|
|HSSW605||Applied Professional Practice||30|
| HSIP601||Te Weu||15|
| HSSW701||Applied Social Research||15||HSSW602|
| HSSW702||Advanced Social Work Practice||30||HSSW604|
| HSSW703||Advanced Professional Practice
| HSSW704||Te More||15||HSIP601|
| HSSW705||Advanced Social Policy and Community Development
| HSSW706||Integrated Professional Practice
Group B: Social Work specialist practice – electives
|Module code||Module title||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
| FSSW708||Rural Social Work||15|
| HSSW707||Social Work with Children and Youth||15|
| HSSW708||Health Social Work||15|
| HSSW709||Family and Whānau Violence||15|
| HSSW710||Specialist Social Work Practice Directed Study||15|
|HSIP705||Assessing Addiction Issues and Co-existing||15|
|Any other approved 15 credit module (level 5, 6 or 7) relevant to the Social Work field or practice||15|
|Any other approved 30 credit module (level 5, 6 or 7) relevant to the Social Work field or practice|
In their third year of study, students can apply to study the 30 credit Design Factory NZ module. This experience teaches a range of problem-solving methodologies, which students will apply to a real-world challenge provided by an industry partner. Students will work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside students from engineering, business, IT, sport and exercise science, media arts, and more.
Joining Design Factory NZ will provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in new ways, prototype solutions to complex problems, and develop their soft skills of creativity, empathy and communication - all in high-demand for the workplace of the future.
Read more about Design Factory NZ here.
Graduates will be able to enter the Social Work workforce in a variety of fields such as schools, hospitals, community groups, or government organisations, at a beginning practitioner level with provisional registration with the Social Workers Registration Board.
Once you have submitted your application:
The selection interview process involves:
After your interview:
After you have accepted your offer:
Candidates are required to have gained:
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 an additional language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic score of 6.5 across all components; or equivalent.
Applicants who achieved University Entrance through NCEA in 2020 will be assessed under separate NZQA entry requirements that take into account the impacts of COVID-19. Candidates are required to have:
Candidates must meet the SWRB Fit and Proper criteria for entry. A candidate may be deemed unfit if:
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. The Clean Slate Act does not apply and 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. The board considers that conviction for offences of the following nature would lead to a reasonable person concluding that a person is not fit and proper to practice Social Work -section 47(1):
In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to;
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.
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.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at email@example.com.
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Vulnerable Children Act (VCA) Safety Check
Wintec is required by law, under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, to safety check students enrolled in programmes that include placements where they could be working with children or young people under 18 years old.
The safety check will be completed at your induction and will require you to complete an NZ police vetting form, a questionnaire and provide the contact details of a referee we can email, as well as additional forms of ID (one of which must be a photo ID).
If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children Act or the safety checking process, you can visit here.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
You will be required to pay for your own travel and parking when undertaking practicum placements.
Please note that while you are on placement, you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.
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