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SOWK518 Social Services Supervision

An exploration and analysis of skills and knowledge for clinical supervision in the social services.

This paper is targeted at experienced social workers who want to develop their skills as clinical supervisors with a focus on bicultural supervision.

Limited to PGDIpSW, MSW; Restriction SOWK618

Paper title Social Services Supervision
Paper code SOWK518
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,482.25
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Admission subject to approval from Head of the Social and Community Work Programme.

Teaching staff

Course Coordinator: To be confirmed.

Paper Structure

The paper utilises:

  • 6 video conferences.
  • Attendance at a two day on campus workshop.
Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

2 days of on-campus workshops in Dunedin 


Textbook not required for this paper, but readings will be supplied 

Course outline

A course outline wiill be made available at the commencement of study

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Have explored in depth current theories and models for clincial supervision including bicultural supervision.
  • Applied theoretical knowledge to their own practice.
  • Developed a framework for practice.
  • Developed supervisory skills.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
B1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 28, 41