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
    $886 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 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.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us