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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT This school offers programmes in counselling, mental health, social services, social work and supervision.

Be the difference.

Duration Three years Where City Campus, Hamilton Applications Close 31 October

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(late applications may be considered)

Starts Fee Guideline

February $4379 + $210 extra costs

Are you seeking a professional qualification in the social services field, particularly one that aims to promote and validate Ma-ori approaches in the environment of counselling? Wintec’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Te Whiuwhiu o Te Hau - Ma-ori Counselling) is designed for Ma-ori who use, or intend to use, counselling in their work or practice with Ma-ori social service clients or groups. This three year programme develops professional, theoretical, social, personal and cultural knowledge and skills to enable you to work more effectively and appropriately with Ma-ori people in the social services field. These skills are tested, evaluated and applied to a range of Ma-ori and counselling contexts including fieldwork placements. One of the most important aspects of this endorsement is to build a theoretical base for Ma-ori counselling, particularly in the areas of research and counselling approaches. Our vision is to join with other indigenous counsellors as part of the ongoing development of cultural knowledge and application in counselling. This programme may be studied part-time after consultation with the Programme Coordinator. PROGRAMME CONTENT You will develop the skills to: Establish and maintain a working relationship with Ma-ori • Engage in counselling and facilitation of wha-nau and groups for generic and specific needs in social services • Implement strategies for effective communication with Ma-ori • Demonstrate the role and function of a Ma-ori counsellor in social services

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Demonstrate Ma-ori protocols and approaches Demonstrate a confident level of understanding of Te Reo Ma-ori and tikanga Lead and facilitate wha-nau counselling Articulate knowledge of a range of Ma-ori counselling approaches Contribute toward the development and writing of Ma-ori counselling theories Demonstrate a bilingual and bicultural approach to counseling

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Te Whiuwhiu o Te Hau – Ma-ori Counselling) may lead to employment in counselling, cultural services social work, community social work and iwi social services. ENTRY CRITERIA

You will study the following modules:

Stage One Course Content: • Treaty Based Practice 1 • Understanding Identity and Relationships • Understanding Society • Tikanga Wa-nanga • Huarahi Whakapakari • Te Mana Tangata • Nga Rongo o Te Reo

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Stage Two Course Content: • Treaty Based Practice 2 • Rangahau Ma-ori • Te Whakatinanatanga • Nga- Ro-pu- Manaaki • Wha-nau Tau • Ara Tikanga • Counselling Practicum

60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects, including English, or 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 in three subjects, or University Entrance, or Equivalent qualification

Candidates are required to indicate whether they have been convicted of or are being prosecuted for a criminal offence as some types of criminal conviction may limit the ability to secure practicum placements and therefore complete the programme. Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.

Fieldwork placements involve you participating in the life of an agency where counselling activities are carried out. You will be supervised during this time.

Candidates will be required to provide a record of qualifications, employment history, work experience and two references.

Stage Three Compulsory Course Content: • Hauora o te Wha-nau • Developing Ma-ori Models of Counselling • Te More • Kaupapa Ma-ori Research


Stage Three Elective Course Content: • Indigenous Liberation Studies • Special Topic of your interest • One other 15 credit module Transition Modules: • Reflective Practice • Nga- Rongo o Te Reo 1 and 2

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the content of this flyer is correct at the time of printing. The fee guideline is applicable to NZ citizens and permanent residents. Reorder WT0045/0906

To enrol contact our Student Enrolment and Information Centre on 0800 2 wintec (0800 2 946832) or online at contact.