S.I. No. 137/2011 - Approved Qualifications for Social Workers bye-law 2011.

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S.I. No. 137/2011 - Approved Qualifications for Social Workers bye-law 2011.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 8th April, 2011.
The Social Workers Registration Board, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 31 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 , with the approval of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, hereby makes the following bye-law:
1. (1) This bye-law may be cited as the Approved Qualifications for Social Workers bye-law 2011.
(2) This bye-law comes into operation on 29 March 2011 and remains effective until revoked or revised by the Social Workers Registration Board.
(3) In particular, and without prejudice to its right to review bye-laws at any time, the Social Workers Registration Board may revise this bye-law upon or following the dissolution of the National Social Work Qualifications Board, in order to review the qualifications that ought be approved for the purpose of section 38 (2)(a) of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 , and to allow the proper implementation of Part 5 of the Act of 2005.
2. Part 5 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 has not been commenced to date by the Minister for Health and Children.
3. The National Social Work Qualifications Board, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by paragraph 5(d) of Statutory Instrument Number 97 of 1997 has advised the Social Workers Registration Board as to which courses provided in the State have been recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board for the purpose of awarding a National Qualification in Social Work.
4. The qualifications arising from the courses recognised by the National Social Work Qualifications Board for the purpose of awarding a National Qualification in Social Work are:
(1) Master of Social Work, University College Cork;
(2) Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies, University College Cork;
(3) Masters of Social Science (Social Work), University College Dublin;
(4) Graduate Diploma in Social Work, University College Dublin;
(5) Masters in Social Work, University of Dublin, Trinity College;
(6) Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, University of Dublin, Trinity College;
(7) Masters in Social Work, National University of Ireland Galway;
(8) Bachelor of Social Work, University College Cork;
(9) Bachelor in Social Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College.
5. For the purposes of section 38 (2)(a) of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 , the same qualifications are, for the time being, approved as attesting to the standard of proficiency required for registration.
GIVEN under the seal of the Social Workers Registration Board,
29 March 2011.
SUZANNE QUIN,
Chairperson, Social Workers Registration Board.
CORMAC QUINLAN,
Member, Social Workers Registration Board.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
This bye-law lists the qualifications awarded in the State which are approved by the Social Workers Registration Board as attesting to the standard of proficiency required for registration as a social worker.

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