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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
PGDipSW

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work with Honours or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work shall follow a programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700-level, comprising courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, and at the discretion of Academic Board, students exiting the Master of Applied Social Work may have a personal course variation approved in excess of stated limits, to meet the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work through substitution of courses from the schedule to that degree.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, and at the discretion of Academic Board, students exiting the Doctor of Social Work may have a personal course variation approved in excess of stated limits, to meet the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work through substitution of courses from the schedule to that degree.

Specialisations

5. The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

6. The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work may be awarded with distinction.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

8. 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 Postgraduate Certificate in Social Work should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

120 credits from

179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits

179.736 Substance Misuse and Addictions 30 credits

179.740 Social Service Supervision: Theory and Practice 30 credits

179.741 Social Service Management 30 credits

179.761 Current Issues and Theories in Social Service Practice 30 credits

179.763 Clinical Practice 30 credits

179.771 Child Welfare 30 credits

179.773 Disability Studies 30 credits

179.777 Disability, Consumer Rights and Advocacy 30 credits

179.778 Mental Health and Social Work 30 credits

179.783 Māori Development and the Social Services 30 credits

279.703 Social Policy Studies 30 credits

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