Social Work, the Law and Ethical Decision Making

77332

During this course you will critically evaluate the way in which the law-making functions of the state apply in selected social work practice domains.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
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    Cost
    2025
    2024
    $910 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

You will explore the rights and duties of citizens, identify legislation relevant to particular practice situations, and explain the implications of the law for practice.

You will also: demonstrate an awareness of different cultural perspectives, including Māori perspectives for describing ethical and legal action in social work contexts; assess ethical issues, dilemmas and conflicts; and propose defensible ethical arguments to support decision-making in complex practice situations.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Critically analyse ethical and cultural issues, dilemmas and conflicts in social work practice situations.
  • Evaluate the practice implications of relevant legislation for particular practice situations.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of different cultural perspectives, including Māori perspectives on legal and ethical decision-making in social work contexts.
  • Use evidence to construct arguments for legally and ethically defensible decisions in complex practice situations.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

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  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    2025
    2024
    $910 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us