Social work is about helping individuals, families, and communities resolve personal and social difficulties. Social workers also promote policy options which provide a better living environment.
Social workers help people overcome problems by finding resources, setting up assistance programmes, and helping people make plans for the future. They also propose policy to government agencies.
Social Workers assist in the following areas:
Social Workers are employed in a variety of organisations such as:
Massey’s four-year Bachelor of Social Work programme is one of the few internationally-recognised social work qualifications in New Zealand, and a number of our graduates are currently working in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It’s approved by the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board.
A Bachelor in Social Work takes four years of full-time study. A critical part of the degree is 120 days of supervised field education.
Enrolment in this programme doesn’t have any special requirements. If you’re qualified to get into Massey, you’re qualified to start your studies right away.
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Professionally educated people working in the social services make a vital contribution to our society. The Bachelor of Social Work degree offers an integrated approach to education and training which will allow you to draw from a wide range of University disciplines, as well as professional courses and supervised fieldwork practice. It is one of several professional social service qualifications developed by Massey University.
The papers and subjects that you study will help you understand people and communities in the modern world and work with them to make a difference.
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