Effective Communication in Social Work

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.5112
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)February
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Bachelor of Social Work;

Course Aim

Students will acquire knowledge of and apply a range of interpersonal and intra-personal professional communication techniques for social work practice. Students will develop a variety of technology supported communication skills, culturally appropriate communication techniques, effective engagement skills, and introductory counselling skills for social work practice.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Examine and discuss interpersonal and intra professional modes of communication for social work practice.
  2. Apply a professional process when using technology supported communication methods.
  3. Explore and debate culturally appropriate communication techniques from a global and Aotearoa New Zealand context.
  4. Demonstrate communication methods that augment effective counselling for social work practice.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017