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Postgraduate Certificate in Social Work

  • Graduate Certificate

Most students undertaking postgraduate study in social work are in full-time practice and study part-time. 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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Most students undertaking postgraduate study in social work are in full-time practice and study part-time.

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. This certificate is taught online and some courses have contact workshops.

You will:

  • extend your knowledge in your chosen area of social work practice
  • develop skills that allow the pursuit of scholarly interest in your chosen fields of social work practice
  • master theoretical issues and research methods
  • critically read and analyse bodies of knowledge
  • apply knowledge to your own contexts
  • develop cultural competence in working with Maori and other diverse cultural groups.

You'll learn from highly experienced academics and professional social workers.

There is always plenty of help at hand. Along with contact with your lecturers, learning consultants in the Centre for Teaching and Learning are available to support your study and academic writing skills. Each library has a subject librarian who supports you on campus or at a distance.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

You'll already be employed as a social worker. The Postgraduate Certificate in Social Work will aid your professional development as a specialist in professional areas of social work practice.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.