Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Social Work (Advanced Practice) R6O

Introduction

THIS COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2015.

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type. International students please refer to International Services at www.utas.edu.au/international

The Graduate Diploma in Social Work {Advanced Practice} degree course is offered by the School of Sociology and Social Work.

The course is available only on the Launceston campus of the University and can be completed in two years part-time study. The maximum period allowed for completion of the degree is four years, although in certain cases permission may be granted for completion of the course over an extended period of time.

Candidates should discuss all matters relating to the course with the course coordinator, Professor Sandra Taylor at the School of Sociology and Social Work.

Summary

Course Name Graduate Diploma of Social Work (Advanced Practice)
Course Abbreviation GradDipSocWkAdvPrac
Course Duration 2 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 5 Years
CRICOS code
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Objectives

The Graduate Diploma of Social Work {Advanced Practice} enables field practitioners in a variety of human service agencies to enhance their knowledge and practice at an advanced level. The course is intended to provide social work practitioners with an innovative model for reflective practice and to increase competence in a range of social work fields and methods. The importance of locating social work practice in the political and organizational context will be emphasised.

Prerequisites

In order to be eligible for entry to the course candidates must have qualified at least for completion of the Bachelor of Social Work pass degree at the University of Tasmania or at a recognised tertiary education institution.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

THIS COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2014

Candidates will complete the course by part-time study on the basis of one 25% unit per semester for two years.

Course Structure

Schedule

  • Semester One
  • HGW701Reflective Practice

    Focuses on the development of reflective practice in social work. The unit provides an innovative framework to guide reflection on the knowledge and values that influence social work practice. Models of supervision are also explored.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HGW703Advanced Practice A

    Focuses on advanced practice knowledge and skills in a range of social work methods including family work, group work and community work, with particular reference to the mental health context. Recent theoretical developments in these areas are presented and students…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • Semester Two
  • HGW702Context of Social Work Practice

    Explores the changing political context of social work practice. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to discuss the rapid changes that have occurred at an international, national and local policy level in the last decade. The unit…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HGW704Advanced Practice B

    Explores advanced practice knowledge and skills in a range of social work fields including, child protection, domestic violence, sexual assault and addiction. The unit is issue based and students will have the opportunity to focus on areas that are relevant…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • Annual Course Cost

    Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Course Rules


    Entry

    1. [i] In these Specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Arts.

    [ii] The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Advanced Practice) a person who has qualified at least for completion of the Bachelor of Social Work pass degree or the Master of Social Work at the University of Tasmania or at a recognised tertiary education instiution.

    2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Advanced Practice) shall complete the diploma requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two years (part_time, 4 semesters) and not more than four years (part_time, 8 semesters), from the time of first enrolment.

    Course Structure

    3. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall: pass 4 units at 25% comprising:

    (a) HGW701 Reflective Practice

    (b)HGW703 Advanced Practice A

    (c) HGW702 Context of Social Work Practice

    (d) HGW704 Advanced Practice B

    4. The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the Schedule accompanying these specifications.

    5. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the faculty and as summarised in the Schedule.

    6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 50% weighting (2 units), or if the candidate is in full_time employment during any given Semester, more than 25% (1 unit) weighting.

    7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the diploma.

    8. In every case the candidates choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requireents of paragraph 3.

    Credit for Previous Studies

    9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the diploma, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the diploma.

    Miscellaneous

    10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

    11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the diploma, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently, and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the diploma prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards these diploma by that date.

    12. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Advanced Practice) under the specifications n force prior to 1 January 2011 will be entitled to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Advanced Practice) with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

    13. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Advanced Practice) shall be GradDipSocWkAdvPrac