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SOCWORK 723 - Social Work in the NZ Context

Course code
SOCWORK 723
Social Work in the NZ Context
School
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Points
15
Delivery modes
Weekly lecture
Course director


Irene De Haan

Course description

Examines the history, policy, law, social patterns, trends and issues that contribute to the working environment for bicultural social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Content will encourage an understanding of the organisational, statutory and community context of social services, professional practice and the reflective social worker operating in settings that can be examined, challenged and changed.

Learning outcomes

At completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the historical, organisational and legal framework for social service delivery in New Zealand
  • Articulate the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi for the design and delivery of social work services in New Zealand            
  • Demonstrate familiarity with key legislative principles and provisions that shape social work practice in New Zealand
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the policy context as it affects social work in New Zealand

Currently scheduled classes

2019 Epsom (Semester 1): 3 hour block weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm from 06 March to 29 May except on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April and 8th and 15th May

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