SOWK308-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Social Work Principles and Skills

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020


Interpersonal communication and counselling skills are examined using a social work process framework with an emphasis on cultural and strengths perspectives. Skill development must be demonstrated and a pass obtained to progress to fieldwork placements.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 240 points at 100 and 200 level from the Schedule C and E of the BSW(Hons). Head of Department approval mandatory.


SOWK515, SOWK615


SOWK301. For students undertaking part time study, SOWK301 together with SOWK308, must be completed in the last two years of study.

Timetable Note

This course includes weekly online discussion and readings between block courses.

Course Coordinator

Jane Maidment

Contact Person

Gretchen Perry


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Video Role Play & Self Assessment 25 May 2020 40% Video (15 minutes) and Self Assessment (1,500 words)
Documentation Assessment 27 Jul 2020 20% Case Notes 500 words
Practice Demonstration 30 Sep 2020 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 40

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOWK308 Occurrences

  • SOWK308-20W (C) Whole Year 2020