Bachelor of Social Services

Bachelor of Social Services

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If you would like to do the course but you are not sure if you have the relevant experience, please contact us. We are happy to talk you through your options.

Course information

Fees
Fees may vary, please contact us for more information
Course length
10 months full time or 18-20 months part time
Level
NZQA Level 7
Prior experience
7 - 10 Years of professional practice experience
Start dates
Monthly intakes
Delivery
Distance learning
Workload
Full time 20 hours of study per week; part time 10 hours of study per week

With majors in:

  • Career Practice
  • Counselling
  • Disability Support and Coordination
  • Mental Health Support

Are you an experienced social services professional?

This degree will endorse and extend your knowledge and skills in your chosen specialty, progressively enhancing and deepening your understanding. 

As a graduate, you’ll be ready and able to incorporate your learning into an integrated and intentional model of practice in the workplace. 

Please note: The Bachelor of Social Services is not a social work degree. Graduates will not be able to qualify for Social Worker registration. 

Your Study Programme

The Capable NZ process centres you and your own career – you’ll reflect on where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you want to go.

You will:

  • identify early experiences and influences that have shaped you, and how these relate to your working life
  • analyse your work and life experiences and skills, and evaluate your strengths and capabilities
  • identify, access and research relevant practice theories, models, tools, frameworks, and reflect on how these might inform and influence your work
  • complete in-depth case studies that critically explore and analyse key learning experiences from your work or community life, and align these with academic research
  • undertake learning to fill any gaps in your knowledge or experience.

“Working full time while supporting my family, I couldn't take three years out to study. With Capable NZ, I kept working and completed my degree in 12 months using the skills and experience I had.”

Angelina Kiore
Bachelor of Social Services