Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau

Bachelor of Social Work

Toiora Whānau provides a uniquely Māori perspective on whānau wellness. Gain the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with Māori to improve the social wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi. 

Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau is a four year degree accredited by the Social Workers Registration Board.  

Mātauranga Māori and whakawhanaungatanga provide the foundations for the promotion of wellbeing, iwi and hapū planning, and hui organisation.  You will also develop kaupapa Māori research skills and a working knowledge of social policy, legislation, Māori policy development and practices relevant to whānau wellness.

Iwi and hapū studies and te reo Māori are an integral part of Toiora Whānau programmes.

Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau

Bachelor of Social Work

Code: PTW
Duration:
4 years
Level: NZQA Level 7
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required.
Tuition Fees: $13,384 (approximately)

Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTW101 Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
    PTW102 Te Whānau
    PTW103 Ngā Matatini Māori Tuatahi
    PTW104 Tikanga Tuku Iho
    PTW105 Tikanga Kaupapa Rua

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART101 Private Study of One Marae
    ART102 Private Study of Iwi History
    ART103 Interviews with Two Kaumātua

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO101W or REO101M Akoranga ā-wiki Weekly Reo Classes or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO102H Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO103H Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Two
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTW201 Theory of Survival of Whānau and Hapū
    PTW202 Māori Models of Practice
    PTW203 Ngā Matatini Māori Tuarua
    PTW204 Ngā Hāpori Māori
    PTW205 Te Ara Tātari

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART201 Private Study of One Hapū
    Choose two of the following Iwi & Hapū papers
    ART202 Selected Private Studies
    ART203 Usage of a Marae in any 12 Month Period
    ART204 Study of a Living Artist
    ART205 Taonga / Treasures

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO201W or REO201M Akoranga ā-wiki (Weekly Reo Classes) or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO202H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1
    REO203H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

  • Year Three
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTW301 Tikanga and Kawa: Selected Issues
    PTW302 Te Paepae Toiora Tuatahi (60 day placement)
    PTW303 Mahi Rangahau and Research
    PTW304 Project Management

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART302 Oral Literature Studies
    ART303 Hapū and Iwi Performance

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO301W or REO301M Akoranga ā-wiki (Weekly Reo Classes) or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO302H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1

     

  • Year Four
    YEAR 4
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTW404 Advanced Practice, Issues and Skills
    PTW401 Tikanga, Ture, Whakaritenga
    PTW402 Te Paepae Toiora Tuarua (60 day placement)
    PTW403 Toiora whānau - Policy and Practice
    PTW405 Te Ao Hou

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART301 State of Te Reo in a Selected Hapū

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO303H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Rangatahi Health and Education Specialist
  • Māori Health and Well-being Consultant
  • Policy Analyst