Course

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

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

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  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
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  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 13 Feb 2018 to start 26 Feb 2018
    Trimester 2 enrol by 24 Jun 2018 to start 2 Jul 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $838 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites    

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us

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