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Diploma in Social Work

The Diploma in Social Work programme provides the extensive knowledge and training specialised for a career in social and community work. Course include the Principle of Social Work, Policy, Mental Health and Leadership.

Students will be provided with opportunities to address contemporary social care issues facing the sector, and society at large; with particular emphasis on integrated and compassionate care, and person-centred approaches to providing social care interventions and support to individuals across the lifespan.

  • Social Welfare Officer

  • Family Support social worker

  • Programme Officer

  • Youth Worker

  • Community Organiser

  • Community Service Worker

  • Community Social Work

  • Mental Health Social Work

  • Social Rehabilitation

  • Residential or Custodial Care

  • Child and Family Welfare

  • Program Social Support & Development Society

Career Opportunity

Program Overview

Program Duration And Schedule


  • January, April and July
  • 40% Exam | 60% Coursework
  • March, July and December
Mode of study
  • Full Time
  • 2 1/2 Years
  • 7 Semesters.

Programme Outline

Course Content ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 1

  • Principle of Social Work
  • Principles of Community Development
  • Social and Community Work Sociology
  • Organisational of Social and Community Work
  • Human Developmeny and Behavior
  • Social Policy and Administration
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 2
  • Resource Planning in Social Work and Community Services
  • Law,Policy and Ethical Practices
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Youth and Social Work
  • Health, Safety and Risk Management
  • Care Support Planning and Assessment
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 3
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Thinking Skills
  • Hak Asasi Manusia
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 4
  • Inspiring Young People
  • Safeguarding Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults
  • Planning and Supporting Community Activities
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Marginalised Communities Relationships Management
  • Support and Intervention for Children and Families
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 5
  • Developing Helping Relationships
  • Social Investment
  • Working Partnership in Social and Community Work
  • Innovative Practise in Social and Community Work
  • Community Outreach and Social Work
  • International Social Work and Community Development
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 6
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Supervising and Managing Human Resources
  • Organizational Negotiation and Leadership
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Semester 7
  • Internship

Entry Requirements

Qualifications Academic Requirements SPM

  • Pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) at least in any 3 credits
  • Any equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of Malaysia


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