Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Following completion of this course, students will demonstrate ability to: · Extend existing bodies of knowledge in an area specific to social work through intellectual independence, analytic rigour and critical evaluation. · Master theoretical issues and research methods related to social work and critically analyse bodies of knowledge in social work and apply this knowledge to their own contexts. · critically read and appraise research in social work published in peer-reviewed social work and related journals. · apply knowledge of current theories of social service practice through the development of skills that allow the pursuit of scholarly interest in specific fields of social work practice. · apply knowledge of methodological and theoretical issues that relate to cultural competence as it relates to research and practice principles with Maori and other diverse cultural groups. · Provide leadership in specific areas of social work practice through the dissemination of information in workplace and through clinical supervision and mentoring of students and beginning practitioners. Graduates who achieve the qualification with merit or higher may be eligible for admission to the Master of Social Work degree Graduates will already be employed as social workers. This postgraduate diploma aids their professional development as advanced practitioners and specialists in particular fields of practice and may enhance their career progression.
Key Information for Students
A Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, or equivalent.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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Examples of related scholarships
Community Waikato Scholarships
Usually between $500 and $1,000.
Grant in Aid and Elizabeth A Cooper Award for Students with Disabilities
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
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Where does this information come from?
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