Bachelor of Applied Social Work Te Torino (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Learn to guide and empower individuals, families and communities, and get hands-on experience with practical placements in social work organisations. 

Combine interpersonal, interview, documentation and research skills with theories on self-awareness, a Māori world view, societies and communities, social policy, human development, diversity and empowerment. With our focus on Māori, New Zealand/European, Pasifika peoples and new immigrants, you will learn to assist a diverse range of people experiencing difficulties at all stages of their lives. In years three and four you'll apply your skills in work placements with social work organisations. In your fourth year you'll be able to meet the competencies and standards of SWRB provisional registration.

Programme Calendar

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,000 per year (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4552
Duration

Four years (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 480
International Fees $20,200 per year (approx)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

  1. A New Zealand Police Check (using the NZ Police and Vetting Consent to Disclosure of Information form) that demonstrates applicant has no criminal record and thus meets the requirements to be registered with the SWRB and to work with at risk and vulnerable people as required by the Vulnerable Children Act (2014).
  2. Be 19 years of age or over at the commencement of the programme; or, applicants below the age of 19 , will be considered for admission (by the Programme Committee) where the applicant is:
    1. Employed, in a paid or voluntary capacity in a social service context and able to provide a current, written recommendation from their employer, or voluntary service provider demonstrating their suitability for the programme; or
    2. Due to reach the minimum 19 age requirement within one month of the commencement date of the programme.
  3. Hold a full New Zealand drivers licence, have agreed Disability exemption or commit to gaining a full New Zealand drivers licence before the commencement of the first practicum. At the time of interview candidates will be told that failure to meet this obligation means they may have to suspend their studies until such time as they have the full licence that most practicum providers require.
  4. Complete all required admission Administration documentation.
  5. Provide two satisfactory references (see template in Appendices).
  6. Demonstrate suitability to complete vocational social work degree level study at an interview. The following interview criteria will apply:
    1. At the time of interview applicants will be required to undertake a comprehension and written exercise to help determine the level of academic support they would require prior to and during the programme, if they were offered a place;
    2. Interviews may be conducted in person, by Skype, or by electronic means as outlined in the Vulnerable Children Act (2014);
    3. During the interview the panel will gather evidence of the applicants suitability to complete vocational social work degree level study based on criteria that include the following:
      1. The applicant provides appropriate and well considered reasons for making their application to study this social work programme that are deemed to be by the interview panel;
      2. The applicant’s personal experience (including wellness) will enhance rather than inhibit their ability to complete the programme;
      3. The applicant demonstrates readiness and understanding of the demands of vocational social work study at degree level study;
      4. The applicant demonstrates openness and readiness to accept change;
      5. The applicant demonstrates willingness and ability to align with social work ethics and values;
      6. The applicant understands the support, both personal and academic, which may be required to undertake a vocational degree level programme.
  7. Once the applicant has completed an interview, the final decision on whether a place is offered to an applicant is based on achievement demonstrated in:
    1. Evidence gathered during the interview of the applicants suitability to complete vocational social work degree level study;
    2. Evidence contained in the admission administration documentation.

Academic admission requirements

Applicants must successfully meet one of the following criteria to gain admission into the programme:

  1. University Entrance (UE) OR at least 42 NCEA credits at level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects, plus a minimum of 14 credits taken from no more than two additional domains or approved subjects; AND, a minimum of 8 credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits in writing. NOTE: Where standards count for either reading or writing, an individual applicant may not count credits in both places; or
  2. Have successfully completed the Manukau Institute of Technology Certificate in Social Services (Level 4); or
  3. Have successfully completed a 60 credit Certificate qualification (Level 4) in a field of practice relevant to social work; or
  4. Have successfully completed a minimum of 60 NZQA credits or equivalent at Level 5 or higher; or
  5. The BASW Te Tōrino Programme Admissions Panel (as determined by the Programme Committee) may consider a candidate for entry onto the programme where the candidate has failed to meet the academic requirements listed above. For such consideration to occur the candidate must have been through the interview and selection process demonstrating a level of maturity or life experience deemed to provide the applicant with reasonable prospects of success at degree level. All such applications will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and on the applicants own merit.

English language entry requirements

International students must meet NZQA’s current English language entry requirements for degree level study AND the specified requirements for this degree where they exceed NZQA’s requirements. Programme specific rules for this degree also require:

  1. Applicants to the programme who do not have English, Māori or New Zealand sign as their first language; OR who did not undertake their secondary schooling in English must be able to demonstrate they have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5; or TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 85 or higher with a writing score of 22; or equivalent. Students may enter the programme with an IELTS score of 6.5 in all bands but will be required to meet SWRB requirements when applying for registration on completion of the programme.
  2. Applicants who do not meet the IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent requirement are able to re-apply for future intakes to the programme once this English language requirement has been met.

Other requirements

Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme.

Students/tauira who have attained the age of 19 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme may be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students/tauira who have not attained the age of 19 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enroll in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

International students

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Career opportunities

Social work in community, statutory agencies and schools

Programme structure

YEAR ONE 

Ko Wai Au? (The Self)

  • Tangata tūturu - The self
  • Te Ao Māori (Tuatahi) – Māori worldviews (One)
  • Tangata whānau whānui - Engaging with others
  • Tangata whenua nō Aotearoa (Tuatahi) - Engagement with tangata whenua, community practice (One)
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Tuatahi) – The Treaty of Waitangi (One)
  • Te mātauranga hinengaro – Psychology and wellbeing
  • Te ira tangata – Human growth and development
  • Te whai mahara ki te ako (Tuatahi) - Academic and practical skills (One)

YEAR TWO 

Te Hapori Whānui (The Community)

  • Te hapori whānau (Tuarua) – Social work theory and skills (One)
  • Te hapori whānau whānui (Tuarua) – Social work theory and skills (Two) Community practice (Two)
  • Te whai mahara ki te ako (Tuarua) - Academic and practical skills (Two)
  • Te Ao Māori me Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Tuarua) – Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti (Two)
  • Te Ao hurihuri – Politics of change
  • Kaupapa hapori me te ture – Social policy and legislation

YEAR THREE 

Te Ngaio (The Professional)

  • Te ariā me ngā pūkenga – Social work theory and skills (Three)
  • Te mahi pūkenga (Tuatahi) – Social Work Placement (One)
  • Te ngaio i te ao whānui - The professional in diverse practice
  • Tirohanga ki te kaupapa rangahau (Tuatahi) – Active research (One)

YEAR FOUR

Te Mātanga (The Practitioner)

  • Te mahere rangahau (Tuarua) – Active research (Two)
  • Te mahi whakaharatau (Tuarua) – Social Work Placement (Two)

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Graduate and masters programmes at other institutes.

Offered by

School of Social Work and Sport

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Key information for students

Bachelor of Applied Social Work Te Torino

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: (a) A New Zealand Police Check (using the NZ Police and Vetting Consent to Disclosure of Information form) that demonstrates applicant has no criminal record and thus meets the requirements to be registered with the SWRB and to work with at risk and vulnerable people as required by the Vulnerable Children Act (2014). (b) Be 19 years of age or over at the commencement of the programme; OR, applicants below the age of 19 , will be considered for admission (by the Programme Committee) where the applicant is: (i) employed, in a paid or voluntary capacity in a social service context and able to provide a current, written recommendation from their employer, or voluntary service provider demonstrating their suitability for the programme; or (ii) Due to reach the minimum 19 age requirement within one month of the commencement date of the programme. (c) Hold a full New Zealand drivers licence, have agreed Disability exemption or commit to gaining a full New Zealand drivers licence before the commencement of the first practicum. At the time of interview candidates will be told that failure to meet this obligation means they may have to suspend their studies until such time as they have the full licence that most practicum providers require. (d) Complete all required admission Administration documentation. (e) Provide two satisfactory references (see template in Appendices). (f) Demonstrate suitability to complete vocational social work degree level study at an interview. The following interview criteria will apply: (i) At the time of interview applicants will be required to undertake a comprehension and written exercise to help determine the level of academic support they would require prior to and during the programme, if they were offered a place. (ii) Interviews may be conducted in person, by Skype, or by electronic means as outlined in the Vulnerable Children Act (2014). (iii) Du
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 4 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$5,856 $23,424
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,337 $25,348
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$12,193 $48,772
Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 86%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $48,169
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $37,731 - $54,842
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 75%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 19%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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