Practicum 1


This 100 hour practicum will enable students to develop professional practice skills under professional supervision.

You will apply skills in communication, engagement, and assessment to promote positive outcomes for individuals, whanau, 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.

During the practicum you will be supervised as you engage in reflective practice to describe and apply practice theory, evidence, and knowledge in your work. 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 practice skills workshop. 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Use a variety of person centred approaches in a service context to gather information about a person’s current situation in order to understand what is important to the person and their whanau. 
  • Work in partnership with the person, their whanau, and other professionals to develop an action plan to achieve the person’s goals and ambitions. 
  • Reflect on practice and evaluate interactions with people in a service context.

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

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This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course


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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months


June enrolment dates

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11 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
13 Oct 2024