In March 2016, meetings were held with all registered Social Work students to inform them about a de-accreditation process of the Bachelor of Social Work.
The National Reviews for Bachelor of Social Work took place in 2013 at all the Universities offering a Bachelor of Social Work Programme. Consequently, the Social Work Programme at UNIZULU was de-accredited.
A recommendation was then made by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for the UNIZULU Social Work Department to design a new Bachelor of Social Work programme.
The University’s Department of Social Work thus had to review its programme and in so doing, the following recommendations were advised:
1. The Department of Social Work has to present a route map, indicating how the programme is to be reviewed and revised for future offering.
2. The Department has to present a Teach-Out Plan outlining tuition and curriculum plans for teaching and assessing the currently registered students until they complete the BSW qualification.
3. Provide a new Bachelor of Social Work programme accredited by CHE to replace the de-accredited one.
As a follow up to the March 2016 meetings, individual letters have been issued to both students, parents, other stakeholders like municipality, Department of Social
Development etc. regarding the process.
The table below offers further clarification to ensure that there is minimal disruption for the students currently registered for the BSW degree. Furthermore, we also give timeframe for the envisaged accredited BSW degree and registration process.
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To provide access to students from diverse backgrounds to an enabling, caring, teaching and learning environment.
To impart both theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the study of social work and community work.
To prepare social work and community work students for direct practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations for both urban and rural settings.