Entry into Part IV of the BSW programme

The following outlines the requirements and process for selection into Part IV of the BSW programme. If you have any questions or queries regarding this please contact the BSW Administrator at the campus you intend to study.  As part of the selection process students may be required to attend an interview with a BSW Programme Coordinator/and or other academic staff. The interview is usually called to discuss academic or personal/professional development issues (the interview may be by telephone, Skype or face-to-face).

In addition, this form will be used in assessing student's suitability under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Entry into Part IV:

The Massey University Calendar states: Candidates shall not enrol for Part IV unless:

(i)They have been admitted to Part IV by a selection process approved by the Head of School.

Massey Student ID
(numeric only)
First name:
Last name:
Which campus do you plan to study at? 

Have you ever been denied entry into another social work or other professional programme (nursing, education/teaching, medicine, etc.) in a tertiary institution either in New Zealand or overseas?

If your answer is YES please explain.

Do you have a current clean full driver’s license?

(Without convictions or demerit points)

If NO please explain.

Have you ever been the subject of an investigation into your care of children and young people by a child protection service and/or Police?

If your response is YES, please provide details of the nature and outcome of the investigation.

Have you ever had children or young people removed from your care (whether voluntary of against your wishes)

If your response is YES, please explain the circumstances around this.

Do you have any health condition or disability that may impact on your ability to undertake a placement? 

If YES please explain.
Are there any other issues that may affect your ability to go on placement?

If YES please explain.

Do you have any criminal convictions or charges pending in New Zealand or overseas?

If yes, we will contact you.

Please indicate papers that you are planning to study.

Are there any outstanding papers from Year I, Year II and III that you have not yet completed? 

Please list these papers and advise when you plan to take these.

I am signalling my intention to enter into Part IV of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at Massey University.

I am aware that I may be called for an interview prior to the start of the academic year and that a police check will be completed for all students enrolling in 179.355 and 179.455.

For distance learning students - I am aware that there are COMPULSORY contact courses for the papers 179.310, 179.320, 179.330, 179.355, 179.410, 179.420, 279.401, 179.455 and 179.440 and that if I don’t attend these courses that I will not pass the paper(s).

By submitting this form I am acknowledging that I have read, understood and agreed to all the points above. The information that I have provided is true and correct and no information that would have any bearing on my ability to enter Year IV of the Bachelor of Social Work has been withheld.

Please review the details under the Policy section regarding 'fit and proper' on the following Social Work Registration Board website before completing this form.


(N.B) please open link in a separate window to avoid losing details already entered into form.

Do you believe that you meet the 'fit and proper' criteria as outlined in this document? You must inform us of any convictions or charges pending within New Zealand or overseas. Please note the provisions of the Criminal Records Act, also known as the Clean Slate legislation do not apply to social workers.


If you do not meet the 'fit and proper' criteria please explain.
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