The Diploma of Social Work programme provides an extensive knowledge covering professional social work theories and methods as well as social work principles, values and ethics. Courses include Psychology, Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Interpersonal and counselling skills. The curriculum is designed based on the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice (2010).

You will be equipped with social work practices and skills in diverse settings including family and child welfare, disability and elder care, health and mental health. You will also learn how to enhance the social functional of individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations by providing a variety of social interventions and supports through classroom teaching as well as practicum in relevant social agencies.

Approval Code (N/762/4/0049)(7/24)(MQA/PA12040)
Intake Jan, May, Jul
Mode of Study Full Time
Duration of Study 2.5 years
Assessments Examinations, Projects, Assignments
Tuition Fee Malaysian student (RM 16,790) / International Student (RM 20,440)
  • A pass in SPM / O-level with 3 credits
  • UEC with minimum 3 Grade Bs
  • A pass in STPM with a minimum of grade C or GPA of 2.0 in at least 2 subjects
  • Any other equivalent qualifications / Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis
Year 1
  • Introduction to Professional Social Work
  • Introduction to Psychology for Social Workers
  • Introduction to Sociology for Social Workers
  • Social Problems and Social Needs in Malaysia
  • Social Work Methods I – Casework
  • Organisational Context of Social Work Practice
  • Preparation for Field Placement I
  • Field Placement I
Year 2
  • Social Work Methods II – Group Work
  • Interpersonal and Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
  • Field of Practice I – Child and Family Welfare
  • Transferring Field Placement Learning I
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Work Methods III – Community Work
  • Public Policy and the Law and Social Work Practice
  • Field of Practice II – Health and Mental Health
  • Preparation for Field Placement II
  • Working with Domestic Violence Concerns
Year 3
  • Working with the Aging and Elderly
  • Working with Minority Populations
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Publicly Accountable Practice
  • Transferring Field Placement Learning II
  • Field of Practice III – Working with People with a Disabled People
  • Preparing for Graduate Practice
MPU Subjects
  • Pengajian Malaysia/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi*
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A** / Effective Communication
  • Morals and Ethics
  • Social Work Projects
*For international students only
**Malaysian students who do not have a credit in their SPM Bahasa Melayu are compulsory to take this as component of U2, only once.

Our graduates have pursued potential careers in areas such as:

  • Assistant Social Welfare Officer
  • Assistant Medical Social Worker
  • Assistant Community Development Officer
  • Child & Family social worker
  • Community Service Worker from Churches or other religious organisations
  • Social Worker (in NGOs Children Home, Disabled Persons Organisation, Elderly Care Agencies)
  • Outreach Worker
  • Programme Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Community Organiser

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