Social work

It takes a special kind of person to work with people.

Now more than ever, our communities need social workers and support workers.

Get the special skills you need to help people of all ages and cultures, from individuals to families and whānau. Learn specialist techniques in communication, dealing with challenging situations through self-awareness and self-insight, and gain the tools to safely work with a diverse range of clients in a social services environment.

Our classrooms are supportive learning environments that promote independence and confidence.

Be the change you want to see in your community.

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Meet the team

Our social work staff come from a variety of backgrounds and all share a passion for learning and teaching excellence.

They are highly skilled individuals that bring a wealth of experience and expertise to MIT. The team pride themselves in the support they provide their students on their journey to becoming quality socail workers.

Meet some of our lecturers.

Why choose MIT?

Our social work programmes, offered under the school of social work and sport 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.