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Social workers support, empower and advocate for individuals, families, whānau, and communities. Wintec provides both the qualifications and practical skills needed to work successfully as a social worker in New Zealand.

The Bachelor of Social Work combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning. Students will gain the knowledge base, skills, and attributes required to practice in a variety of social work fields such as schools, hospitals, community groups or government organisations.

Applicants who don’t meet the entry requirements to the degree programme, can apply to study Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Social Service pathway) to help prepare them for enrolment in the programme. 

Our programmes


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About the faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

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Course guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form. Click on the document to download, or fill in the form below and we will post or email you a copy.

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