Diploma in Social Work

Duration of Study
Full Time: 2.5 year (Minimum)
March, July and November
Advertisement Code
N/923/4/0001 (12/27) MQA/PA 16099 (10/27)

Programme Overview

A Diploma in Social Work is a diploma-level qualification that equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to work in various social work settings as social work advocates social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people.

The core components of this diploma will include principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility, and respect for diversity. This program typically requires 2 years and 4 months to complete and covers a broad range of topics, including social policy, human development, communication skills, and social work practice.

Throughout this diploma, enrolled students will learn how to work with individuals, families, and communities to advocate positive change and improve social outcomes.

They will develop an understanding of the issues and challenges marginalised populations face and the various ways social workers can help them. They will also gain practical experience through supervised placements in different social work settings, where they will apply their knowledge and skills in real-world situations.


Entry Requirements

A Pass with at least credit in three (3) subjects or A Pass in 0-Level with at least Grade C in 3 subjects.

A Pass Level 3 in related field and a pass in SPM with at least credit in one (1) subject.

A Pass (Level 3, MQF) in related field and a pass in with at least credit in one (1) subject.

A Pass with at least Grade C (NGMP of 2.00) in one (1) subject

1 credit and 5 years related learning experience.

A Pass with at least Grade of Maqbul.

A Pass in Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00 or any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

compulsory to obtain a minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS or its equivalent. Admission through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

Programme Courses

  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Theories in Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Methods with Individuals
  • Social Work Methods with Group and Families
  • Social Work Methods with Organizations and Community
  • Human Behaviour in the Social Environment
  • Basic of Social Welfare
  • Social Issues and Policy
  • Social Work Intervention Skills
  • Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Work Organization and Management
  • Social Enterprise

Choose any TWO (2) (6 Credit Hours)

  • Social Work Practice in Addictions
  • Social Work Practice in Health Service
  • Social Work Practice with Older Adults
  • Social Work with the Disabled
  • Social Work with the Marginalized Community
  • Social Work with the Domestic Violence Concerns
  • Social Work Practice with Children
  • Field Placement I
  • Field Placement II

Fee Structure

*For enquiries on our programme fees, please contact our Marketing Department at 03 2730 7231 / 7053 / 7043 / 7184 / 7041 / 7046

Career Opportunities

Childcare provider, Teacher, Educator for children with special needs, Preschool teacher, Social worker, Child development consultant

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