Social Work Papers at Tauranga (2023)
Social Work is a practice-based profession and academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Social work is underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge. Social Workers aspire to engage with people, their families, communities and social structures to address life challenges, enhance wellbeing and promote self-determination and autonomy. Principles of human rights, social justice, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to Social Work.
Social Work was available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).
To have completed the specified programme in Social Work, students would have needed to complete the programme set out below.
For more information, contact the Programme Convenor for Social Work.
Note: There will be no new enrolments into Social Work in 2022 onwards.
SOCWK101, SOCWK102, SOCWK201, SOCWK202 and SOCWK205 are available to all students who have met any required prerequisites. With regard to SOCWK303, prerequisites may be considered met for candidates currently in social work practice upon application to the Convenor of the Social Work programme. All other papers with the subject code SOCWK are only available to students enrolled in the BSW.
For a full list of offerings in this subject, including those available in Hamilton and online, see the Catalogue of Papers. Not all qualifications and subjects can be taken in full in Tauranga. See what can be studied in Tauranga.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location HMDEV340 Perspectives on Counselling 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) This paper examines the philosophical, psychological and sociological principles that underpin the aims and methods of the helping professions in general, and counselling in particular. SOCWK301 Managing Risk to Safeguard Children 30.0 23A (Tauranga) Students will critically examine the application of social work theory and research to practice issues with children and young people, within the context of assessing and managing risk. SOCWK310 Field Placement 1 60.0 No occurrences This paper is the first of two social work field education papers that meet the SWRB requirements. This 60-day supervised field placement in a social service agency provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical learning, skills and social work values to practice.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location SOCWK403 Social Justice, Ethics and Law 30.0 23A (Tauranga) This paper critically examines social justice issues, principles and models of justice and human rights. Students develop an understanding of the judicial system in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of social workers. SOCWK405 Research for Social Work Practice 30.0 23A (Tauranga) In this paper, learners examine a range of methodological approaches to social work research and analyse the application of research evidence to inform social work decision-making. SOCWK410 Field Placement 2 60.0 No occurrences This paper extends previous field placement learning to meet the SWRB requirements. This 60-day supervised field placement in a social service agency provides students with the opportunity to apply and further develop theoretical learning, skills and social work values to practice.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 21 March 2023 10:02am