Social Sciences

Is your dream to work with people?

EIT offers several programmes to study for a career in social services.

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Featured Programme

Certificate in Introduction to Social Services

With this certificate you’ll be introduced to a broad range of New Zealand social science subjects from history to psychology. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to move onto further study.

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Davina Wainohu

Davinia Wainohu, Bachelor of Social Work Graduate

Social Work gave me the opportunity to challenge systems that oppress us from being the best that we can be. This qualification means a sense of achievement, an inspiration to my whanau that with their support all things are possible. The first step is always the hardest, but with an awesome choice of study programmes, good facilities and high quality, supportive tutors – EIT is the place to be – the world is your oyster!!

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Deb Stewart

Deb currently teaches on two programmes here at EIT Taradale  - Certificate in Introduction to Social Services and Diploma of Tertiary Learning and Teaching, and is programme co-ordinator of the latter. Passionate about teaching and learning, Deb brings  a wealth of experience in community, secondary and tertiary education, and in community-based social services to her teaching practice.

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Student Mentoring

Student Mentoring Programmes

Student mentoring programmes to support the learning development of all students.

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Special Facilities 

Modern classrooms equipped with specialist counselling teaching clinics.

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