SIT's National Certificate in Social Services is a great place to start if you are considering a career in the areas of social work, community work, youth work, counselling or iwi social services. In this challenging but highly rewarding programme, students examine aspects of their own lives and each others as they develop self-awareness and skills as practitioners. Small class sizes and experienced, approachable staff ensure a supportive classroom environment.
SIT also offers specialised courses in the areas of Mental Health and Addiction Support at both Invercargill and Christchurch campuses. These are ideal for people who are already working in the industry or looking to gain further qualifications or specialise. Both the National Certificate and National Diploma courses incorporate work experience at local organisations, with students completing a minimum of 16 placement hours per week.
SIT's School of Social Services has an excellent reputation with employers, with many coming directly to SIT when they are recruiting new staff. Feedback from past Social Services graduates is overwhelmingly positive and students often express amazement at the positive changes they have been able to make in their own lives, and the lives of their clients. See below for graduate profiles.