Social Services

It takes a special kind of person to work with people. Now more than ever, our communities need social workers and support workers who can assist people of all ages and cultures, from individuals to families and whānau.

Here, you can turn your special skills into a rewarding career, helping others to lead fulfilling lives that are valued by the community.

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Why choose MIT?

Our social services and social work programmes, offered under the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, give you all the tools and skills you need to become a safe, competent and effective community worker, and to help individuals and their supports to reach their potential. You will also gain practical experience in work-based situations, and benefit from our bi-cultural approach.

Whatever your education or work history, you can enter at a level that suits your personal needs. You can choose from certificate or degree programmes, with both part-time and full-time study options that can fit around your work or family commitments.

Potential jobs and salaries 

JobAverage Salary>>
Social Worker $44K - $66K per year
Case Manager$50K - $65K per year 
Youth Worker$15 - $27 per hour
Community Worker $40K - $75K per year

»Sourced from careers.govt.nz March 2017