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Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

Massey University

Subject area

Social Work



1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements: A Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements: See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees (what you pay) $8,224 $8,224
Government tuition subsidy (what the government pays) $7,743 $7,743
Total $15,967 $15,967

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success

Successful course completions 87%

National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - Tressa Thomas Retraining Awards

Provided by:

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust



$2,000 each

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Community Waikato Scholarships

Provided by:

Community Waikato



Usually between $500 and $1,000.

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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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


State Highway 57


Wallace Street
Mt Cook


Albany Expressway (SH17)

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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