SOWK102-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Social Services in Aotearoa

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


A course that introduces the history, and contemporary organisation, and functions of the social services industry in New Zealand society. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of students’ capacities to understand and critically analyse the impact of service delivery on diverse populations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the origins of human services and social work.
  • Articulate the impact of service delivery on Māori and/or diverse populations.
  • Understand the contribution of social services to Aotearoa New Zealand society.
  • Articulate knowledge about a range of fields of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Consider the relevance of theory, legislation, international conventions, and policy to the human services and social work practice.

  • To provide an overview of the development of human services and social work in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • To explore the components of human services and social work activity.
  • To explore the ethnicity/human services interface.
  • To provide an introduction to the way in which human services contribute to the welfare, justice, and health systems of Aotearoa New Zealand.



Equivalent Courses



Kerri Cleaver


Daniel Hay and Kalie Evans


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial Participation 10% Participation in tutorials and completing the 4 tutorial activities.
Annotated Bibliography 25 Mar 2022 30% Annotating a bibliography of 3 pieces of literature with a 250 word summary and critical analysis of each
Community Analysis Poster 06 May 2022 30% Presenting your community of location.
Social Service Essay 03 Jun 2022 30% 1000 words

Textbooks / Resources

There is no textbook for this course. Readings relevant to the course will be placed on AKO|LEARN

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SOWK102 Occurrences

  • SOWK102-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022
  • SOWK102-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)