Why Be a Certified Social Worker?
Across the world, social work practice and social work education are global endeavours. Social work is an international discipline, practiced in these areas: child and family welfare; health care; mental health services; substance addiction rehabilitation; offending and prison services; anti-violence and abuse; advocacy for human rights and social justice; social planning and policy; and social research and education.
In Malaysia, the social work profession bill is in the final stage of drafting. With the bill passed it will be mandatory for Social Workers to be qualified before serving.
Two 16-week field placement sessions with various organisations such as Malaysian Care, Yayasan Chow Kit, Pink Triangle and many more to equip students with first-hand learning experience.
Learn from a combination of both experienced and enthusiastic lecturers in the industry for over 20 years.
Acquire Membership with MASW
Enable professional membership with the Malaysian Association of Social Workers.
Industry Relevant Curriculum
A competency-based educational programme designed in reference to the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice (2010).
MCKL Social Work Forum & Webinar
Stop The Stigma Against Social Work
Rewarding Career Opportunities as a Qualified Social Worker
News & Highlights
Making a career from doing good
The Star News
MCKL - First batch of social work students graduated
Sin Chew News
First Graduating Cohort from MCKL 2021
MCKL Holds Inaugural Social Work Virtual Forum 2021
MCKL holds inaugural social work virtual forum
Social workers: The “uncelebrated” professionals among us
Knowledge and Skills are Essential for being a Professional Social Worker
Sin Chew News
Social Work Can Be A Profession And Not Just A Side Gig
Social Work High Tea Event
Hear from our Graduates and Social Work Faculty
“The whole academic and practicum of this course has been carefully crafted to give a holistic insight into the social work worldview. It covers as many subjects as possible to give us an overall core of what social work is all about. The two internship exposures were tremendously priceless as well. It is not only about getting more knowledge, values and skills, but also the ability to translate what we learned into our workplace.”
Diploma in Social Work, MCKLStrategy Coordinator/ Social Worker, STAMP BHD
“When I received the news that MCKL is offering Diploma in Social Work, I looked at the syllabus and timetable and it was well-rounded. It covered most aspects of social work; psychology, sociology, law and policy and working with the target community (internships). It also fit my criteria of not having to take a break off my work commitment because the classes were during the weekends.”
Diploma in Social WorkSocial Worker, Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM)
“I always wanted to help in social work but at times I feel incapable because I do not know what the right approaches are. After joining DSW@MCKL, it helped me to be professional when doing social work, non-judgmental, more competent and respectful at the same time.”
Diploma in Social Work, MCKL
“MCKL's programme has helped me look at social work from a wider perspective. Prior to this, I solely depended on my limited experience and basic internal training skill. The course has given me the ability to improve my practice at every level, right from initial contact, assessment, case planning, residential care, community-based recovery and beyond.”
Diploma in Social Work, MCKL 
“Students that join MCKL Diploma Social Work Programme, come from a wide age range of 19 - 55 years old, hence anybody can take up social work. The important thing is to get the right kind of knowledge, information and skills to work professionally, logically and rationally without getting burned out, It is important for young people to come in the proper way, through a certified programme.”
Senior Course Advisor, MCKL
“The social needs and issues in Malaysia require workers who have clear understanding of human and community needs, social work and counselling skills, in-depth knowledge on abuse and addressing needs. There have been cases where the volunteers role has resulted in further psychological damage on victims or the volunteers have physically and sexually abused victims. Therefore, there is a need for better equipping the volunteers and potential full time staff with knowledge, skills or competencies and values including a commitment to ethical practices.”
Co-Founder of DSW programme at MCKL
Our Co-Founders Vision for Social Work
Heartfelt Words from a Social Worker
Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria
Heartfelt Words from A Social Worker
Mdm. Elsie Lee
The Impact of Social Work
Prof. Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria
Our Industry Partners
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For over three decades, Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) has been providing quality, holistic education in the best of Methodist tradition. MCKL fully embraces the challenges and opportunities of educating and preparing students for further education, professional development, and job careers in the new IR 4.0 environment.
Over 39 years of Proven Track Record
Providing renowned professional pre-university and tertiary programmes.
Internship & Career Opportunities
Strong connection with industry partners to provide real-life working experience and seamless transition to employment.
Industry Revolution 4.0
Operations & learning system in line with the IR 4.0 environment.
Providing flexibility with 100% blended learning via Microsoft cloud learning system.
Nurturing students with Character Formation and Service Learning programmes throughout their studies.
With recognition from the Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development for contribution in social work industry.
Interested to Be a Qualified Social Worker?
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- 50% Tuition Fee Waiver*
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- Personalised Counselling
- Complimentary MCKL Career Test
- Campus Tour
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