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2013 Graduate Diploma of Social Work (Advanced Practice)(R6O)

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Arts (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
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From Semester 2 2013, 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.
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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.

Admission & 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.

Course 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.

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