Bachelor of Social Work – BSW

Become a registered social worker to enhance individual and whānau wellbeing by advocating for structural change, helping people overcome challenges, and engaging in community development.

Type of qualification

Bachelor's degree

Level of study

Undergraduate study

An undergraduate qualification is usually the first one you study.

NZQF level 7

Our courses follow the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF) levels.

Find out more about NZQF levels

Time to complete

4 year(s) full-time (480 credits)
Up to 8 years part-time
Part-time available

Where you can study

Auckland campus
Distance and online
Manawatū campus (Palmerston North)

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand
Note: Selected entry programme.

Study a Bachelor of Social Work – BSW

Note: This qualification is covered by the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021. Students are required to be fully vaccinated including a booster dose, as they will have frequent contact/engagement with those providing health services and is considered tied to a role within a healthcare setting. Students will need to provide details of their vaccination status including a booster dose on enrolment.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is highly sought-after and internationally recognised. It will offer you a lifelong career that can take you across New Zealand and around the world.

  • More than 90% of Massey social work graduates find employment within six months of earning their degree.
  • Massey University is committed to being Te Tiriti o Waitangi-led and this is reflected in the School of Social Work and in your learning.
  • The degree is recognised by the NZ Social Work Registration Board.
  • Massey graduates make up the largest number of qualified social workers in the country.
  • Social work is a growth industry, with about 7000 registered social workers in NZ.
  • Massey is the leading university in New Zealand where you can study for your degree through distance learning.
  • You will get vital hands-on experience in the workplace in your third and fourth year of study where you will be supported to undertake placements.
  • We combine both theory and practice, taught by well-qualified staff.

Our degree equips you with all the skills needed to understand and work alongside people and communities in the modern world.

Want to work towards a role that has a positive impact on individuals, families, groups and communities? Want to enjoy a fulfilling career that can give you great employment opportunities and further career development pathways? Open to personal and professional development and keen to work with diverse communities? Join us today on a journey of self-discovery and success.

Further study

You may wish to progress to the Master of Social Work when you successfully complete this qualification.

A BSW is a good fit if you:

  • dream of helping people from all walks of life
  • want to make a real difference in the world
  • believe in human rights and social justice.

Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

The Bachelor of Social Work is a selected entry qualification. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter the Bachelor of Social Work qualification you will:

  • meet the requirements set down by the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 for registration as a social worker in New Zealand in terms of being “fit and proper persons to practise social work” – see: swrb.govt.nz/about-us/policies/
  • provide a curriculum vitae which includes your academic and work history
  • provide a personal statement explaining why you wish to enter the social work qualification and profession
  • provide details of two character referees - these must not be family or friends
  • provide details of any convictions or charges pending in New Zealand and/or overseas
  • complete the vetting service request and consent form for a New Zealand Police check
  • provide a current police certificate from any overseas countries you have lived in for twelve months or more in the last ten years.
  • undertake an interview (if required).

Application closing date

If you are a new-to-Massey student, applications close on 31 January 2022 (Semester One) and 11 June 2022 (Semester Two).

International students

International students must be in New Zealand to study this qualification by distance learning.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

If English, Māori or New Zealand sign language is not your first language, you will need to provide official evidence of your English language competency in the form of:

  • an IELTS test with an overall academic score of at least 6.5, with no band score less than 6.5, taken within the preceding two years; or
  • a TOEFL internet-based test (IBT) score of 85 or higher with a writing score of 22; or at least two years of successful study in a new Zealand secondary school, with at least 10 Level 2 NCEA credits in Literacy (five reading and five writing); or equivalent.

 Massey University English language requirements

About referees

We require two people who can act as referees for you. A referee should be someone who has known you for one year or more in the capacity of employer, educator, work colleague or person of community standing, e.g. Kaumatua, Minister or similar. Your referee should not be a friend, flatmate, relative or someone who has not known you for at least a year. The information your referee supplies is confidential to those involved in the selection process.

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Maximum time limits for completion

There are maximum time limits to complete some undergraduate and all postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the qualification if you wish to continue your studies.

Time limits for Honours, Distinction and Merit

If you complete this qualification within the stated time limit, you will normally be able to graduate with a class of Honours.

Look for further information under ‘Student Progression’ in the regulations for this qualification.

More information

  • Read the regulations for this qualification thoroughly
  • Contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Official regulations

To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.

You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

If you are returning to the Bachelor of Social Work at Massey after a break of two years or more, you must apply for re-entry to the qualification.

In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Structure of the Bachelor of Social Work

If you study full-time, in your first year, you’ll take eight 15-credit courses, making a total of 120 credits.

If you wish to study over two semesters, you should aim for 60 credits per semester. You may be able to take some courses at summer school. Make sure you include courses that are prerequisites for the next level of courses you wish to study.

The Bachelor of Social Work is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second, etc.

Part One

Part One provides an understanding of people and society, particularly in New Zealand. Courses can be chosen from a range of social science, humanities and other disciplines.

Part Two

Part Two brings a deeper understanding of social problems, social work theories, social policy and government, social work and basic interview skills.

Part Three

Part Three concentrates on developing practical social work skills that are firmly based in social work theory, Māori development, advanced social policy and community work. An exciting feature is attendance at a Noho Marae.

Part Four

Part Four develops applied skills in specialist areas of social work. These include management, policy evaluation and a variety of fields of practice.

In Parts Three and Four, you will complete supervised placements in social service agencies.

Part-time study

If you work for more than 12-15 hours a week, we recommend you enrol for part-time study.

Second semester start

If you are applying to begin the Bachelor of Social Work in the second semester (mid-year), please contact us to help you plan your degree.

Distance students

If you study by distance, you will be required to attend in-person compulsory contact workshops (from Year One. Dates for contact workshops are on each course page.

Withdrawing from courses

Withdrawing from a course may impact on you being able to progress to the next part of your Bachelor of Social Work. Prior to withdrawing from a course we recommend you make contact with one of the Bachelor of Social Work Coordinators located within the School of Social Work.

Requirements while you are studying

  • You will complete supervised placements in social service agencies in your third year (field education). By this time you are required to have a full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • During the course of your study, you will continue to meet our requirements under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, and under the Social Workers Registration Board ‘Fit and Proper Person policy and Code of Conduct.

Supervised placements – field education

A critical part of the degree are two field education courses. These consist of 120 days (in total) of approved work placements supervised by a registered social worker. You must pass these courses to progress to the next part of the degree. Field education is assessed through both academic and practice requirements.

Re-applying after a break

If you are returning to the Bachelor of Social Work at Massey after a break of two years or more, you must apply for re-entry to the programme.

Typical pattern for the Bachelor of Social Work

Core courses These courses are a compulsory part of your qualification.

All courses are compulsory - 480 credits: 120 credits each year

Year one
176101 The Sociological Imagination
179110 Creating a Foundation for Social and Community Work
179121 Identity Development in Aotearoa New Zealand
279101 Social Policy: An Introduction
150103 Nau mai e noho: Engaging with Māori
179120 Environmental Sustainability in Social and Community Work
179155 An Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work Practice
275102 Human Development
Year two
150201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
179210 Social Work Theories, Assessment and Interventions
179230 Tangata Moana Perspectives and Practices for Transformation
179255 Introduction to Field Education
150205 Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge
179202 Applied Research for Social Policy and Social Work
179240 Ethics, Values and Law in Social Work and Social Policy
279203 Law, Government and Social Policy
Year three
179310 Integrated Practice with Groups and Families
179320 Community Development
179330 Māori Development and the Social Services
279301 Government Policy, Planning and Administration
179355 Field Education I (45 credits)
179340 Developing Practice
Year four
179430 Integrated Social Work Practice – Authentising Practice
179432 Ahurea ki uta, Ahurea ki tai
179433 Selected Study in Policy, Practice or Diverse Populations
179440 Management in the Social Services
179431 Consolidating Practice
179455 Field Education II (45 credits)

Courses and specialisations

Key terms

Courses
Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
Course code
Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Credits
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Specialisations
Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.

Credit summary

480 credits

  • Part One compulsory courses – 120 credits
  • Part Two compulsory courses – 120 credits
  • Part Three compulsory courses – 120 credits
  • Part Four compulsory courses – 120 credits
  • 120 days of approved supervised field education and associated reports

This is a parts-based qualification. This means that there are regulations around completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two etc.

Course planning key

Prerequisites
Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Corequisites
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Restrictions
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.

Part One (Choose 120 credits from)

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Course code: 150103 Nau mai e noho: Engaging with Māori 15 credits

This course will equip students with a range of skills to engage with Māori communities including common expressions in te reo, an understanding of key traditional concepts, customary practices (tikanga), the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi and the nature and structure of Māori social and political organisations.

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Course code: 176101 The Sociological Imagination 15 credits

A foundation course in Sociology covering the key substantive aspects of contemporary society e.g. individual and social processes, globalisation and social inequalities.

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Course code: 179110 Creating a Foundation for Social and Community Work 15 credits

An introduction to social and community work in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. This introduction includes an examination of colonisation throughout the development of social and community work.

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Course code: 179120 Environmental Sustainability in Social and Community Work 15 credits

An introduction to issues of sustainability, climate change and the environment in social and community work.

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Course code: 179121 Identity Development in Aotearoa New Zealand 15 credits

An exploration of identity development and how our personal and social histories contribute to our personal, professional and social interactions within the context of social work practice.

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Course code: 179155 A Foundation of Interpersonal Skills for the Helping Professions 15 credits

An introduction to the role of self and the skills required to develop an effective helping relationship that can be applied in a variety of helping professions in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Course code: 275102 Human Development 15 credits

An introduction to the study of lifespan human development and learning within changing social and physical contexts.

Restrictions: 208102, 209102

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Course code: 279101 Social Policy: An Introduction 15 credits

A foundational knowledge of social policy, providing a broad introduction introducing students to the history of social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand and key theories and concepts informing the development of social policy.

Restrictions: 179101

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Part Two (No New Enrolments in 2023) (Choose 120 credits from)

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Course code: 150201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits

A study of the Treaty of Waitangi background, texts, principles, and application to contemporary New Zealand. There is a particular focus on land, legislation, court decisions, social policies, the environment, constitutional matters, claims to the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty settlements. Differing perspectives of hapū/iwi/Māori and the Crown, as well as opportunities for resolution, are explored.

Restrictions: 269274

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Course code: 150205 Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge 15 credits

An examination of heritage and contemporary Māori knowledges exploring the origins and relevance of traditional belief systems and the contemporary cultural-political contexts of mātauranga paradigms in areas such as research, education, justice, science, business, social development and the environment.

Prerequisites: 15 credits at 100-level from the 150 or 300 course prefix series

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Course code: 179202 Applied Research for Social Policy and Social Work 15 credits

An introduction to social research and an examination of application of evidence to inform social policy and social work practice.

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Course code: 179210 Social Work Theories, Assessment and Interventions 15 credits

An examination of the theories and models which inform social and community work practice. Emphasis will be placed on the relevance of these models to the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Prerequisites: 179155 and (179110 or 147102)

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Course code: 179230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits

An examination of social policy and social service delivery from the perspective of Pacific cultures and communities in New Zealand. The course explores Pacific experiences of wellbeing and social development in order to contribute to effective policy and practice approaches with Pacific peoples.

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Course code: 179255 Introduction to Field Education 15 credits

An introduction to field education through workshops, field visits and voluntary work.

Prerequisites: 179155 Corequisites: 150201

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Course code: 279201 Social Policy: Concepts and Theories 15 credits

An exploration of the influence of different political theories and key concepts (such as freedom, equality and justice) on the development of social policy in New Zealand. Applications to contemporary policy case studies are included.

Prerequisites: 279101 or 179101 or 200162; 279101 or 179101 for BSW

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Course code: 279203 Law, Government and Social Policy 15 credits

An introduction to law, politics and the role of government in a democratic society. Examination of the constitutional framework of government in New Zealand and focus on the part played in public policy processes by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. A number of specific statutes are studied as examples of the outcomes of legislative processes.

Prerequisites: 279101 or 179101 or 200162 (179102 to 2009)

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Part Two (from 2023) (Choose 120 credits from)

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Course code: 150201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits

A study of the Treaty of Waitangi background, texts, principles, and application to contemporary New Zealand. There is a particular focus on land, legislation, court decisions, social policies, the environment, constitutional matters, claims to the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty settlements. Differing perspectives of hapū/iwi/Māori and the Crown, as well as opportunities for resolution, are explored.

Restrictions: 269274

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Course code: 150205 Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge 15 credits

An examination of heritage and contemporary Māori knowledges exploring the origins and relevance of traditional belief systems and the contemporary cultural-political contexts of mātauranga paradigms in areas such as research, education, justice, science, business, social development and the environment.

Prerequisites: 15 credits at 100-level from the 150 or 300 course prefix series

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Course code: 179202 Applied Research for Social Policy and Social Work 15 credits

An introduction to social research and an examination of application of evidence to inform social policy and social work practice.

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Course code: 179210 Social Work Theories, Assessment and Interventions 15 credits

An examination of the theories and models which inform social and community work practice. Emphasis will be placed on the relevance of these models to the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Prerequisites: 179155 and (179110 or 147102)

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Course code: 179230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits

An examination of social policy and social service delivery from the perspective of Pacific cultures and communities in New Zealand. The course explores Pacific experiences of wellbeing and social development in order to contribute to effective policy and practice approaches with Pacific peoples.

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Course code: 179240 Ethics, Values and Law in Social Work and Social Policy 15 credits

An examination of the impact of values and ethics in professional practice while addressing issues of law, power, social justice and human rights with a particular focus on social work and social policy.

Restrictions: 279201

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Course code: 179255 Introduction to Field Education 15 credits

An introduction to field education through workshops, field visits and voluntary work.

Prerequisites: 179155 Corequisites: 150201

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Course code: 279203 Law, Government and Social Policy 15 credits

An introduction to law, politics and the role of government in a democratic society. Examination of the constitutional framework of government in New Zealand and focus on the part played in public policy processes by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. A number of specific statutes are studied as examples of the outcomes of legislative processes.

Prerequisites: 279101 or 179101 or 200162 (179102 to 2009)

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Part Three (No New Enrolments in 2024) (Choose 105 credits from)

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Course code: 179310 Integrated Practice with Groups and Families 15 credits

An advanced approach to the integration of theory and practice in social work with particular emphasis on assessment and intervention in working with groups and families.

Prerequisites: 179210

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Course code: 179320 Community Development 15 credits

An examination of the fundamental principles and definitions of community development. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical frameworks which inform community work. Individual, group and community action is examined with particular emphasis on the relationship between individual and social change.

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Course code: 179330 Māori Development and the Social Services 15 credits

Themes in contemporary Māori development (kaupapa Māori) with particular reference to the aspirations of Māori people. Emphasis will be placed on the implications of such themes for the social services as well as the development of appropriate social policies.

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Course code: 179355 Field Education I 45 credits

A supervised field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.

Prerequisites: 179255 Corequisites: 179310, 179320, 179330

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Course code: 279301 Government Policy, Planning and Administration 15 credits

An examination of government policy, planning and administration. Attention will be focussed on providing the conceptual tools for analysing the policy process and then applying them to specific legislation.

Prerequisites: 279201 or 179201

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Part Three (from 2024) (Choose 120 credits from)

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Course code: 179310 Integrated Practice with Groups and Families 15 credits

An advanced approach to the integration of theory and practice in social work with particular emphasis on assessment and intervention in working with groups and families.

Prerequisites: 179210

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Course code: 179320 Community Development 15 credits

An examination of the fundamental principles and definitions of community development. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical frameworks which inform community work. Individual, group and community action is examined with particular emphasis on the relationship between individual and social change.

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Course code: 179330 Māori Development and the Social Services 15 credits

Themes in contemporary Māori development (kaupapa Māori) with particular reference to the aspirations of Māori people. Emphasis will be placed on the implications of such themes for the social services as well as the development of appropriate social policies.

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Course code: 179340 Developing Practice 15 credits

The development of a personal practice framework and clinical skills in diverse social, cultural and professional contexts.

Prerequisites: 179255 Corequisites: 179355 Restrictions: 279401

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Course code: 179355 Field Education I 45 credits

A supervised field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.

Prerequisites: 179255 Corequisites: 179310, 179320, 179330

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Course code: 279301 Government Policy, Planning and Administration 15 credits

An examination of government policy, planning and administration. Attention will be focussed on providing the conceptual tools for analysing the policy process and then applying them to specific legislation.

Prerequisites: 279201 or 179201

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Part Four (No New Enrolments in 2025) (Choose 135 credits from)

Choose 135 credits from
Course code: 179410 Social Work Fields of Practice 30 credits

An advanced study of selected fields of social and community work practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the knowledge base relevant to each field including theoretical explanations, research, practice principles, models of intervention and current issues.

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Course code: 179420 Advanced Social Work Practice 30 credits

An advanced study of selected theoretical models and clinical skills in professional practice with individuals, families, groups and communities.

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Course code: 179440 Management in the Social Services 15 credits

An examination of current management theory and its impact on management, administrative systems and professional practice in social service agencies.

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Course code: 179455 Field Education II 45 credits

An advanced, supervised, field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.

Prerequisites: 179355 Corequisites: 179410, 179420

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Course code: 279401 Social Policy Evaluation 15 credits

An examination of social policy programmes and/or legislation which provides students with an opportunity to explore areas of particular interest.

Prerequisites: 279301 or 179301 Restrictions: 179462

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Part Four (from 2025) (Choose 120 credits from)

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Course code: 179430 Integrated Social Work Practice – Authentising Practice 15 credits

An advanced study of selected fields of practice, selected theoretical models, and clinical skills to develop integrated and authentic professional practice.

Prerequisites: 179310 Restrictions: 179410

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Course code: 179431 Consolidating Practice 15 credits

The consolidation of a social work practice framework and clinical skills in diverse social, cultural and professional contexts.

Prerequisites: 179340 and 179355 Restrictions: 179410

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Course code: 179432 Ahurea ki uta, Ahurea ki tai 15 credits

Students will critically reflect on and consolidate Tangata Whenua and Tagata Pasifika cultural learning and cultural humility inside of their own integrated practice framework as they prepare to enter the social work profession.

Restrictions: 179420

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Course code: 179433 Selected Study in Policy, Practice or Diverse Populations 15 credits

A study of the literature and research evidence in a selected area of policy, practice or diverse population group.

Restrictions: 179420

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Course code: 179440 Management in the Social Services 15 credits

An examination of current management theory and its impact on management, administrative systems and professional practice in social service agencies.

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Course code: 179455 Field Education II 45 credits

An advanced, supervised, field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.

Prerequisites: 179355 Corequisites: 179410, 179420

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Fees and scholarships

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students can find their National Student Number in the student portal.

Fees disclaimer

This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.

Careers and job opportunities

A social work degree means you can work in many different areas. Social workers work across all age groups and you will have opportunities to work in many different areas, in non-government or statutory organisations, for example:

  • child protection
  • community work and community development
  • diversity specific services (eg Chinese, Korean, Sāmoan, Rainbow, Spiritually-based)
  • hospitals and primary health care
  • housing
  • iwi and marae-based social services
  • management and supervision
  • mental health and addictions
  • offenders
  • policy development
  • refugees and migrants
  • residential care
  • schools
  • tertiary education
  • women
  • youth justice.

What our students say

“I chose social work without fully understanding the concept, but I knew it was about people and I knew that people mattered.”
Blake Gardiner

Bachelor of Social Work

“I had thought about getting a qualification in youth work, but then someone suggested social work as it provided greater scope in terms of areas I could work in.”
Courtney Gray

Bachelor of Social Work

“Studying at Massey University has provided me a broad and sound knowledge of what social work is all about. The day of a social worker is never the same, encountering different situations and people impacted by social and personal issues.”
Kaysha Whakarau

Ngāti Raukawa raua ko Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Social Work

Accreditations and rankings

New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board

Our professional qualifications are accredited by the Social Workers Registration Board. Students who complete the Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Applied Social Work can immediately apply for provisional registration as a registered social worker.

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