1 year
Feb Jul
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 14,849
NZD 22,250
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Thought this course, increase your knowledge about a variety of social practice situations and advance your ability to work confidently with individuals, families and communities in the cultural contexts of New Zealand, and further your decision-making and research skills. You also develop the competence to identify and work with the multiple facets of a situation, and to follow a problem wherever it leads. Highlights include:

  • Transdisciplinary: ideal for professionals from various disciplines within social practice, such as social work, counselling, community development, nursing and teaching.
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Designed to help advanced social practitioners make informed, ethical and integrated responses to complex situations.
  • Flexibility: you can select four courses in your area of interest.
  • Experienced lecturers: many of our lecturers have active roles in community and national organisations, and some have international practice experience.
  • Suits the needs of working professionals: most courses will be delivered over four two-day blocks (on Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Small, interactive classes.
  • Cross-credits towards the Master of Social Practice.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language​ Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR  an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.