Social and Community Work

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Whitireia offer a range of social and community work programmes. Specialise in mental health, aged care, rehabilitation or child development. Study one of these programmes and develop skills and knowledge to help others.

  • Master of Professional Practice

    For health and social practice professionals wanting to advance their professional practice knowledge, extend their capability, and gain a Master's qualification. [Delivered in partnership with Wellington Institute of Technology] LEVELS 8-9

  • Bachelor of Social Work

    Become a social work professional whose practice is underpinned by reflective and critical thinking and understands the context of the people you serve. A Whitireia qualification is your first step to SWRB registration. LEVEL 7

  • National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support

    Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside mental health consumers/tāngata whai ora in achieving the best quality of life for all. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Foundation Education (Social Science)

    Develop skills and practices to help you progress into further study in early childhood education or social science. LEVEL 4

Pathway Social and Community Work

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Bachelor of Social Work Staff


Programme Leader                 Jean Mitaera
​Tutors ​Apii Rongo-Raea​
Kuresa Tiumalu-Faleseuga​
Tautala Aiono​
Riripeti Reedy​
Lucia Kasiano​


Diploma & Certificate in Mental Health (Support Work) Staff


Programme Leader    Wendy Trimmer
Lecturer/Programme Co-ordinator    Heather Reeves-Timms
Lecturer/Placement Support    Dr Michael Fitzsimons



 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.

 Whitireia - WelTec
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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
Whitireia and WelTec partnership