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Yes. You can study internally at one of Massey's three North Island campuses, or you can study by distance:
Te Rau Puawai does not deliver any courses but provides you with a scholarship and learning support. If you are accepted into the programme, you cannot apply to other funding agencies or organisations for the purpose of paying your university fees.
Yes. Te Rau Puawai is focussed on enhancing the Māori mental health workforce. The qualifications identified that contribute to the priorities of the Māori mental health workforce are:
However you can study a combination of these. For example a Bachelor of Social Work can also include Psychology, Social Policy, Economics, Human Development and Māori courses.
Contact our office to request course information and assistance with course planning.
Yes. You can enrol in anywhere between one course per year or eight courses per year (full-time study load). The average part-time study load is two-three courses per year, depending on your other commitments.
If a course is worth 15 credits, then you need to allocate 15 hours to your studies per week for that course. If a course is worth 30 credits, then you should allocate 30 hours, etc.
No. A full-time study load would not allow for full-time employment as well.
Yes, you can change your study load as needed.
For some courses you may be required to attend an on-campus course workshops once or twice a semester for one or two days. It may also be possible to attend an on-campus course workshop at Auckland or Christchurch.
For other courses, your attendance may be voluntary, however, if your application is successful we may direct you to attend your voluntary course workshop to enhance your academic performance.
We provide the following support to our bursars:
Yes. All our bursars are required to:
Yes. The two applications are separate processes. If your application with Te Rau Puawai is not successful, you can continue to apply to Massey University and fund your own studies.
Yes. If you have studied a similar course at another university, you may be eligible for cross-crediting. If you have met the learning outcomes of a course, through your employment, voluntary work, community involvement or life experience, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Yes. A Te Rau Puawai application is valid for one year.
No. Only those applicants received on or by the due date will be forwarded to the Board for consideration. Applications must be of a quality standard and reflect your commitment to working in the Māori mental health service.
In late December or early January. Applying for Te Rau Puawai does not guarantee you a place on the programme. If you are not successful, you can choose to withdraw from your studies by the due date identified by Massey University. Please note there are separate dates for withdrawal without financial or academic penalty.
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Last updated on Thursday 21 November 2019