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.

Combine your special skills in interpersonal communication techniques, dealing with challenging situations through self-awareness, and self-insight and learning 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.

Subject areas

Potential jobs
Job Average Salary>>
Social Worker  $44K - $66K per year
Case Manager $50K - $65K per year 
Youth Worker $16 - $35 per hour
Community Worker  $40K - $75K per year

»Sourced from careers.govt.nz March 2018

Why choose MIT?

Our social services and 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.