Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Master of Social Work (Professional) – MSW(Prof)

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree with a minimum of 60 points in social sciences subjects from a New Zealand university or an equivalent degree as approved by Senate or its representative

and

b achieved an average grade of B or higher over 75 points in Stage III of an undergraduate degree

and

c an interview supported by referees’ statements and evidence of suitability is required.

Note: The applicant will be required to consent to a Police check to ensure they meet the requirements of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003.

2 Admission to the programme requires the approval of Senate or its representative.

3 A student who has not gained an average of B or higher as specified in Regulation 1b must have otherwise shown to the satisfaction of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work capacity to undertake advanced study and research in order to be admitted to the programme.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

5 Taught Masters

a A student enrolled in this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Social Work (Professional) Schedule.

b A student will not normally be permitted to enrol for Part II unless Part I has been completed.

6 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Practical and Professional Requirements

7 a At the discretion of Senate or its representative, a student who does not pass required courses for Part I may be declined permission to re-enrol in this degree.

b Re-enrolment in any of SOCWORK 721, 722, 725 after failing that course requires the permission of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work.

c A student must continue to meet the requirements of being a fit and proper person for registration by the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board throughout the duration of enrolment in the programme as outlined in the programme handbook.

Termination of Enrolment

8 a If the behaviour of a student in a practice environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes and any practice placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 8a may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Variations

9 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

10 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2012.

Master of Social Work (Professional) (MSW(Prof)) Schedule

Taught Masters

Requirement:

Part I:

120 points: SOCWORK 721–725

Part II:

105 points: SOCWORK 712, 713, 734, 735, 739

15 points from SOCCHFAM 731, SOCHLTH 732

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