Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The PGDipSW is equivalent to the first year of the Master of Social Work. This qualification will enhance your professional learning and development, and prepares you for advanced professional responsibility in social work. Through taught courses, you will learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice.

Programme structure

You will learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice and examine current research in social work. This programme is delivered through face-to-face block-courses at Epsom Campus supported by online study guides and resources.


Requirement

  • 120 points from a range of recommended courses in Education Professional Studies, Education, Professional Counselling, Professional Supervision, Social Work Child and Family Practice, Social Work Health Practice, Social Work, and Social Work Youth Practice

Note: Applied Research in Social Services (SOCWORK 718) is a prerequisite for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio for the Master of Social Work from the PGDipSW. You may also enrol in an equivalent research methods course approved by the Academic Head. 

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2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

    Bachelor of Social Work

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work with a GPA of 3.0.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0

    An undergraduate degree in social work

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in social work at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.0.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,543.20*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

If you complete the PGDipSW with a GPA of 5 or higher, you can choose to progress to the second year of the Master of Social Work (MSW) to complete the masters qualification. You will need to have included a research methods course (SOCWORK 718 Applied Research in Social Services, or an approved equivalent) in your PGDipSW in order to do this.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Leadership and management roles in social work
  • Social worker in a range of settings and services

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