New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Social Services

Prepare for higher study at Levels 5-7 (diploma and degree levels). Develop your academic skills. Focus on Health Science, Social Services, Funeral Services or Animal Care.

What you will learn

  • Develop research and communication skills
  • Work collaboratively on projects
  • Understand key concepts of professional practice for social services, including the Health and Disability Act
  • Examine the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for professional practice in Aotearoa
  • Identify critical social issues and their impact on a chosen population
  • Develop the self-awareness necessary to work in the social services industry
  • Use theory to understand key stages of human development
  • Learn the skills to work with different groups and individuals
  • Communicate information in culturally-inclusive ways
  • Use ethical frameworks to guide professional practice in areas such as addictions, counselling or youth development
  • Consider workplace roles, supervision and accountability
  • Plan your career and develop a CV
  • Prepare for interviews

Career options

You'll graduate with enhanced study and employment opportunities in the social services field.

Entry criteria

Under 20 years

NCEA Level 2 or above, or relevant study/ work experience

20+ years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0), or equivalent

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