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Applications for NGO Social Work Study Awards to commence in 2015

August 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM

The NGO Social Work Study Awards are funded and administered by Family and Community Services (FACS), a service of the Ministry of Social Development – the intent of these awards is to help build the capability of people working in community-based social services.

Up to 85 new awards are offered every year to assist employees on non-government organisations (NGOs) to undertake part-time study for a degree level qualification in social work. These awards aim to help support employees of NGOs who have previously studied (or who are already studying) and want to complete a social work qualification that meets the educational requirements for social work registration.

Only social workers employed by NGOs are able to apply - they must be:

  • A paid employee of a community or voluntary organisation that is an incorporated society, or that has recognised charitable status.
  • Enrolled in or intending to enrol in a social work programme that is recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB); and
  • Employees will need to show that they are likely to meet the 'fit and proper person' and the 'good character and reputation' requirements as set out in the Social Workers Registrations Act 2003.

To find out more about these awards including pre-application workshops, see the website here...

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