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Enhance your social work career with Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work.
Take your social work practice and your career to the next level. The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work meets an increasing professional demand for a post-qualifying pathway for professionally qualified and registered social workers.
Massey is the only university in New Zealand that offers post-qualifying social work courses by distance, so you can study wherever you like, to fit in with your other commitments.
On this programme, you’ll extend your knowledge of your chosen area of social work and apply this knowledge to your own contexts.
You’ll learn to read and appraise the latest social work research, and master methodological and theoretical issues and research methods. You’ll also deepen your knowledge of cultural competence as it relates to research and practice principles with Maori and other diverse cultural groups.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work will prepare you for leadership in specific areas of social work practice through the dissemination of information in workplaces and through clinical supervision and mentoring of students and beginning practitioners.
You’ll already be employed as a social worker. The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work strengthens your professional development as an advanced practitioner and specialist in your field of practice.
Study at postgraduate diploma level can lead to a Master of Social Work and then to a doctoral level.
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