Diploma in Social and Community Work

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Apply research-informed and theoretical knowledge in social work practice and decision-making;
  2. Engage in guided practice that draws on various social work models and methods of practice and follows professional and ethical standards and protocols;
  3. Practice social work that is inclusive of the needs of indigenous peoples and diverse communities within the Pacific region and globally (200 hours);
  4. Engage in guided practice, which promotes social change, and social and ecological justice, gender equity, and empowers individuals, families, groups and communities;
  5. Engage in reflective practice that is grounded in policies that are relevant to particular fields of practice;
  6. Discuss organisational management, governance structures, and communication systems and processes relating to social and community work practice;
  7. Conduct a small-scale guided research study into identified aspects of social services, fields of practice and policy;
  8. Communicate appropriately with multiple stakeholders, clients and communities
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