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Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW)

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Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. Students already admitted may complete their programmes under the regulations in force when they commenced study for the certificate, provided they do so by the end of 2013.

Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW) may be completed in one semester or its equivalent. The certificate is intended for people in practice who wish to develop their professional knowledge and skills through a specialised programme of study, consistent with good principles of applied professional training. It prepares graduates for senior level and specialist practice in social services, research and policy analysis.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW) is also available through Distance Learning.

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Subject Area

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Schedule of Endorsed Options

Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW) endorsed in Clinical Supervision

Papers
  • SOWX 618  Social Services Supervision; and 

  • SOWX 621  Advanced Studies Special Topic; and

  • SOWX 622  Advanced Studies Special Topic.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW) endorsed in Mental Health Practice

Papers
  • SOWX 613  Mental Health and Specialist Practice; and

  • SOWX 621  Advanced Studies Special Topic; and

  • SOWX 622  Advanced Studies Special Topic.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW)

1 Admission to the Programme

(a) Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

(b) Every applicant shall

    (i) possess an approved professional social services qualification, and

    (ii) have at least two years' proven competence working in the social welfare field, and

    (iii) present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Note: Applicants who are not graduates or who have not achieved grades averaging B or better will normally be expected to enrol for a Diploma for Graduates  or for approved papers for Certificate of Proficiency.

2 Structure of the Programme

The programme shall consist of either

(a) approved papers from the schedule of papers available for the degree of Master of Social Welfare to the value of 60 points, or

(b) papers from the schedule of endorsed options to the value of 60 points.

3 Duration of the Programme

(a) A candidate for the certificate shall normally follow a programme of study for one semester of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.

(b) A candidate for the certificate shall normally complete the requirements for the certificate within four years of admission to the programme.

4 Variations

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. Students already admitted may complete their programmes under the regulations in force when they commenced study for the certificate, provided they do so by the end of 2013.

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