Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau

Bachelor of Social Work

If you love working with people and assisting whānau to make positive changes in their lives, turn your passion for helping others into a career in the social services sector.

Toiora Whānau is a four year degree accredited by the Social Workers Registration Board and 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.  Drawing on kaupapa tuku iho (inherited values) you will be able to plan and implement measures that contribute to the wellbeing of Māori, their communities and, therefore, the nation.

Your journey will be steeped in mātauranga Maōri and whakawhanaungatanga as you acquire skills in research, hui planning, social policy, and legislation.  Be prepared to take an in depth look into the concept of whānau and how it relates to this changing world.  As a Toiora Whānau practitioner you will be sought after for the skills gained in developing and implementing Māori models of practice, change strategies and evaluating the performance of such strategies and action plans.

Iwi, hapū and te reo Māori studies are an integral part of each year of study and contribute to the knowledge you will gain.  You will also undertake 60 days of placement in the social sector during the third and fourth year of the degree that will contribute to your social work registration. 

If you want to improve the lives of whānau in an empowering, holistic way through a Māori world view, this qualification is for you.

Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau

Bachelor of Social Work

Code: PTW
Credits: 480
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: $12,758 (approximately).

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Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PORA101 Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
    PORA102 Te Whānau
    PORA103 Ngā Matatini Māori Tuatahi
    PORA104 Tikanga Tuku Iho

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Two
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PORA201 Māori Models of Practice
    PORA202 Ngā Matatini Māori Tuarua
    PORA203 Ngā Hāpori Māori
    PORA204 Theory of Survival of Whānau and Hapū

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI201 Private Study of One Hapū
    IWI202 Selected Private Studies

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO201 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO202 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Three
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PORA301 Tikanga and Kawa: Selected Issues
    PORA302 Te Paepae Toiora Tuatahi (60 day placement)
    PORA303 Mahi Rangahau
    PORA304 Project Management

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI302 Hapū and Iwi Performance

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO301 Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1

     

  • Year Four
    YEAR 4
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PORA401 Tikanga, Ture, Whakaritenga
    PORA402 Te Paepae Toiora Tuarua (60 day placement)
    PORA403 Advanced Policy, Practice, Issues and Skills
    PORA404 Te Ao Hou

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI301 Oral Literature Studies

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO303 Hui Rumaki Reo 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