Postgraduate Certificate in Social Work

Massey University

Subject area

Social Work

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be able to: extend existing bodies of knowledge in an area specific to social work through intellectual independence, analytical 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 diverse cultural groups.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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