Course

Exploring Professional Practice


Course code 77221

This course builds on 77122 Professional Social Work Practice by requiring the learner to reflect on the use of self in real-world practice situations. Learners will explore social work practice from three points of view: the social work agency; the practising social worker; and users of social work services. The course includes a consideration of the importance of values and the use of self in social work, including a self-assessment of the learner’s suitability for a career in social work. Course components include: a three-day practice skills workshop; a student inquiry project into perspectives on social work practice; and 30 hours of voluntary experience in a social service agency.

How to enrol

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  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 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
    2019 :  
    NZ students $838 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying