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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Social Work

University of Auckland

12 months
25159 USD/year
5696 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice and examine current research in social work with this Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work from University of Auckland. 

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Study this programme as a standalone qualification or as a pathway to the Master of Social Work .

The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work from University of Auckland 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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Counselling
  • Pastoral Care and Counselling in Schools
  • The Practice of Professional Supervision
  • Advanced Approaches in Professional Supervision 
  • Managing & Developing People in Human Services
  • Special Topic: Practice Teaching and Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in social work at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 3.0. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25159 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25159 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5696 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,934.40
  • International: NZ$35,048

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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