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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

The PGDipSW is equivalent to the first year of the Master of Social Work. This qualification will enhance your professional learning and development and prepares you for advanced professional responsibility in social work. Through taught courses, you will learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice.

Campus Information

Epsom Campus

The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is home to approximately 3500 students.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you complete the PGDipSW with a GPA of 5 or higher, you can choose to progress to the second year of the Master of Social Work (MSW) to complete the masters qualification. You will need to have included a research methods course (SOCWORK 718 Applied Research in Social Services, or an approved equivalent) in your PGDipSW in order to do this.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Leadership and management roles in social work
  • Social worker in a range of settings and services

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in social work
  • GPE (Grade Point Equivalent) 3.0