Professional Practice: Applied

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.6201
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will develop the skills to critically analyse difficult issues in social work practice and develop principles of practice building on the learning gained from SSSW.5101, and drawing on experiences gained during SSSW.6222.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. analyse the ethical obligations and dilemmas created in social work practice and be able to make decisions guided by professional values and principles of practice;
  2. explore topical or current issues in social work practice and develop an opinion on the issues guided by the principles of practice and professional values;
  3. identify the underpinning theoretical knowledge and practice skills required to deal with difficult issues such as uncooperative or involuntary clients;
  4. demonstrate an awareness of, and be accountable for, decisions concerning boundary issues in the therapeutic relationship (in keeping with and appropriate to the approach that dominates their practice) and effectively use personal and professional boundaries in their social work practice;
  5. outline the role of multidisciplinary teams and how to function effectively within a multidisciplinary environment;
  6. analyse the role of power and its relationship to social work practice; and
  7. analyse how key social work legislation can impact on 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