• Full Time: Friday Evenings & Saturdays
•33 months (2 years 9 months)
The Diploma in Social Work programme is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It is a competency-based educational programme which has been designed in reference to the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice (2010) where standard areas have been identified at a specific level for diploma students.
This programme was developed to meet the needs of two main categories of students:
(i) working adults who are already involved as frontline workers in social welfare and human services but do not possess any recognised social work education or training qualifications
(ii) school leavers who are interested to begin social work studies at diploma level
The programme and mode of study is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). It comprises a total of 90 credit hours which includes 12 credit hours of compulsory practicum attachment at social work related agencies. With the diploma qualification, graduates will gain recognition as trained social workers and full membership with the Malaysian Association of Social Workers (MASW). The Diploma in Social Work programme will contribute towards an expansion of professionally-trained human resource in social work practice which is critically needed to manage the increasing numbers of people experiencing psychosocial problems, crises and pressures in daily living. It will also provide a pathway to an undergraduate degree in social work or related fields if the student wishes to pursue a higher level of qualification.