Qualification: Te Pou Tautoko i te Ora (Level 4) - New Zealand Certificate in Social Services (Level 4)
Have you always wanted to help others or participate in community initiatives? This qualification will help you with a career in social services, improving people's lives and changing your community.
Manaaki Tāngata is a great place to start if you're wanting an introductory qualification to help you understand diverse communities and working in whānau-centred social services.
You’ll explore a range of kaupapa (topics) and gain a deeper understanding of the tools and skills you'll need to work within agencies, building on your experiences to help you give back through service to our communities.
I want to keep studying
Subject to entry criteria, you could consider enrolling in one of our degree programmes. Or, you'll be ready to continue to a Level 5 qualification such as the Diploma in Whānau Ora, Te Pou Tautoko i te Ora or the Certificate in Kaupapa Māori (Public Health).
I want to use my qualification
You could find employment as a Māori health advocate, community worker, administrator, Whānau Ora worker, social services worker, caregiver, call centre worker, a kaiāwhina for a government or non-government organisation, access supervisor or an escort for Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Vulnerable Children.
You'll need to: