Introduction to Social Work (Tīmātanga-Toko i te Ora)

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.5110
    • 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

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the social work profession, origins of social work in Aotearoa New Zealand, the current social work context and bicultural social work as a concept. Students will investigate their own experiences and their impact on professional social work practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Explain the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi when working as a social worker within a bicultural framework.
  2. Reflect on personal and cultural values, beliefs, traditions and biases and discuss the influences these may have on professional social work practice.
  3. Examine the origins and core principles of social work as it has developed internationally and in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  4. Discuss and debate ethical, legislative and policy influences which shape the social work profession.

*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