Professional Social Work Practice

Course code 77122

This course introduces learners to the history and development of professional social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand including its unique indigenous and bicultural context and its relationship to international social work. Learners will consider the nature of professionalism, professional regulation, and the requirements of professional accountability in the “risk society”.

The types of knowledge, skills and values underpinning professional social work practice will be discussed, and key aspects of the legislative and ethical framework described. The different organisational contexts for social work practice will be considered and learners will be introduced to reflective practice and the use of professional supervision

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  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

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