Becoming Professional: Practicum I


This 60 day (480 hours) practicum will enable learners to develop professional practice skills under professional supervision.

You will apply skills in communication, engagement, and assessment to promote positive outcomes for individuals, groups or communities and will manage practice safely and accountably working within relevant organisational protocols.

You will develop skills in professional report writing and maintain accurate records assuring client confidentiality and privacy, and making referrals to other agencies as appropriate.

During the practicum you will use reflection and practice supervision to articulate and reflect on practice theory, evidence, and knowledge for practice.

You will be able to identify the legislative framework underpinning practice situations and discuss associated ethical issues. The practicum block is preceded by a compulsory five-day practice skills workshop.

Note: you must have completed 240 credits in the programme before enrolling in your first praticum.  This means you have to complete one level 7 course as part of the 240 credits and we recommend either 77328 or 77329.

This course requires you to attend a workshop or noho marae in the Wellington region.

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Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

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Course availability over the next 12 months


February enrolment dates

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11 Feb 2025
24 Feb 2025
12 Oct 2025