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These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;
(b) meet the requirements for registration as set down by the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board in terms of candidates being 'fit and proper persons to practice social work';
(c) provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English, in the form of an overall academic score of at least 6.5 in an IELTS assessment with no band score less than 6.5 within the preceding two years, if English is not the applicant's first language; and
(d) be selected into the programme.
2. Candidates for the Bachelor of Social Work shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 480 credits, comprising:
(a) Parts One, Two, Three, and Four;
(b) at least four years of study;
(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;
(d) attending field trips, workshops, tutorials, and practice laboratories as required.
3. The Degree of Bachelor of Social Work is awarded without specialisation.
4. Every candidate for the Bachelor of Social Work shall complete the required Field Education courses and at least 120 days of approved supervised field education and associated reports, in accordance with the requirements of the following courses:
(a) 179.255 Introduction to Field Education
(b) 179.355 Field Education I
(c) 179.455 Field Education II.
5. Candidates may progress from Parts One to Two, Two to Three, and Three to Four, by passing all courses in the prior part.
6. Notwithstanding Regulation 5:
(a) Candidates shall not enrol in Part II unless they have passed courses to at least 75 credits. The candidate may on the recommendation of Academic Board, be permitted to enrol in approved courses of Part II in the same year that the candidate is enrolled in the remaining courses of the previous part.
(b) Candidates shall not enrol for Part III unless they:
(i) have passed all the compulsory requirements of the previous parts except that a candidate who has passed all the prerequisites for entry to Part III of the degree, except one of the compulsory courses in Part I or Part II may, with the approval of the Academic Board, be permitted to enrol in Part III;
(ii) have been admitted to Part III by a selection process approved by the Head of School; and
(iii) hold a current full driver's licence valid in New Zealand unless otherwise exempted.
(c) Candidates shall not enrol in Part IV unless they have been admitted to Part IV by a selection process approved by the Head of School.
7. Candidates must continue to meet the requirements for registration as set down by the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board in terms of candidates being 'fit and proper persons to practice social work'; Candidates must advise the Programme Coordinator of any change to their circumstances in this regard within 7 days, including any conviction or criminal charges pending. Annual confirmation of eligibility is required.
8. The Degree of Bachelor of Social Work may be awarded with or without a class of Honours.
9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.
10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
11. For candidates enrolled in the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work, the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:
(a) Failure to meet the requirements for registration as set down by the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board in terms of candidates being 'fit and proper persons to practice social work';
(c) Persons excluded under clause 11(b) will only be re-admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work with approval of the Academic Board, which may be declined, or granted under such conditions as it may determine.
|150.103||Nau mai e noho: Engaging with Māori||15 credits|
|176.101||The Sociological Imagination||15 credits|
|179.110||Introducing Social and Community Work Practice||15 credits|
|179.155||An Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work Practice||15 credits|
|275.102||Human Development||15 credits||R 208.102, 209.102|
|279.101||Social Policy: An Introduction||15 credits||R 179.101|
|150.201||Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
|150.205||Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge||15 credits|
|179.202||Applied Research for Social Policy and Social Work||15 credits|
|179.210||Social Work Theories, Assessment and Interventions||15 credits||P 179.110, 179.155|
|179.230||The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand||15 credits|
|179.255||Introduction to Field Education||15 credits||P 179.155 C 150.201|
|279.201||Social Policy: Concepts and Theories||15 credits||P 279.101 or 179.101 or 200.162; 279.101 or 179.101 for BSW|
|279.203||Law, Government and Social Policy||15 credits||P 279.101 or 179.101 or 200.162 (179.102 to 2009)|
|179.310||Integrated Practice with Groups and Families||15 credits||P 179.210|
|179.320||Community Development||15 credits|
|179.330||Māori Development and the Social Services||15 credits|
|179.355||Field Education I||45 credits||P 179.255 C 179.310, 179.320, 179.330|
|279.301||Government Policy, Planning and Administration||15 credits||P 279.201 or 179.201|
|179.410||Social Work Fields of Practice||30 credits|
|179.420||Advanced Social Work Practice||30 credits|
|179.440||Management in the Social Services||15 credits|
|179.455||Field Education II||45 credits||P 179.355 C 179.410, 179.420|
|279.401||Social Policy Evaluation||15 credits||P 279.301 or 179.301 R 179.462|
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Last updated on Tuesday 13 November 2018