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Gain the skills needed to help and support people facing challenging situations and events.

You will develop the attributes for professional social work practice in New Zealand as you engage in study integrating practice and community within the classroom. This programme is underpinned by a philosophy of bi-culturalism and anti-oppressive practice.

Our four year programme will take you from the fundamentals of professionalism, research skills, critical thinking and informed decision making, in your first year through to your second, third and fourth years when you will take these skills to an advanced level.

Each year has an integrated practice course where learning is linked to the practice environment. In the second, third and fourth years integrated practice includes significant time in social work agencies.

Please note that integrated practice in Years 2, 3 and 4 may be outside of Christchurch and a full driver's licence is required otherwise agency options are likely to be limited.

The programme includes two compulsory 24-hour marae visits (including overnight stays).

By the end of the degree, you will have developed the professional values and attitudes for social work practice as identified by the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Social Workers Registration Board Code of Conduct and will be able to apply for provisional registration.

There is currently a shortage of social workers, including people identifying with the following groups: Maori, Pacific, migrant, refugee, male and disabled persons who are encouraged to apply.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you will be ready for social work practice in statutory organisations eg Child Youth and Family, Probation and Prison Service, faith based services, community organisations and health and hospital services.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 480 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Study Pathways

On completion of this programme you can advance your studies with a Master in Social Work at a variety of New Zealand universities.

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (4 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
NZ$23.040,00 (Rp 224.621.962) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

Februari 2021, Februari 2022


Ara Institute of Canterbury

City Campus,

130 Madras Street,


Christchurch Central,

8011, New Zealand

Persyaratan masuk

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Successful completion of one year tertiary study; Academic equivalence: Degree level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13); IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42; LanguageCert: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill; Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than distinction in any band.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To recognise the disruption caused by COVID-19 there are some changes to UE for 2020. To qualify in 2020 you will need: NCEA Level 3; Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: 12 credits in each of three approved subjects (this applies to 2020 only. In other years, 14 credits in each of three approved subjects is required); Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing; Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact ARA for requirements.

Alternative requirements

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5


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