School of Social Sciences

It takes a special kind of person to work with people. Do you enjoy supporting others to learn and flourish, like to help people lead fulfilling lives or already lend a hand in your community? The best place to turn your special skills and qualities into a rewarding career, and to find all the training and support you need, is here at Manukau Institute of Technology.

At the School of Social Services we provide an excellent and broad range of programmes that can prepare you for a variety of fulfilling careers in the fields of Counselling, Mental Health, Social Services, Addictions and Social Work, as well as providing pathways to further study.

We look out for our students. Because we are about people, our experienced lecturers are committed to helping you achieve your goals. We pride ourselves on our highly personal and supportive learning environment.

We know our programmes are valued by employers, because they are centred around a practical base and developed with the help of the industry. On-campus study is blended with hands-on workplace-based learning within the industry. For instance, our graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Social Work have gained practical experience in real-life situations so are equipped to start work in a number of agencies and organisations. They are also encouraged to work towards becoming registered social workers.

So whether you're a recent school leaver or a mature student, you'll see tangible benefits from our personal, real-world, industry-focused approach. You’ll quickly be able to put your skills to use and build an exciting career.

If you have a passion for helping people and would like to make it a career then talk to us about how you can get started.