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Higher Diploma in Social Work
Programme Code: 8C123
Programme Leader: LUK, Kit-ling 陸潔玲
Deputy/Assistant Programme Leader: HUI, Christine Fung-kuen 許鳯娟

Admission Score for this programme (2016/17 Cohort): 14-21
Click here to view admission score (2016/17 Cohort) for all programmes.

   

Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, the application has been closed. No applications will be accepted.

What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Graduates of this programme will be eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers ...

Articulation opportunities

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Social Work programme can apply for admission to the following UGC-funded social work ...

Why this programme?

  • Graduates of this programme will be eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers
  • Graduates can apply for PolyU’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work or other bachelor's degree programmes in social work offered by local or overseas universities
  • Students are required to engage in over 700 hours of fieldwork placement in a social welfare organisation to acquire social work practical skills and knowledge
  • Professional values, knowledge and skills in social work, as well as students’ self-reflective learning are cultivated through a holistic approach

 

This programme, with emphasis on the social work practice in Hong Kong, will equip you to become a committed and competent social worker. Through a holistic and systematic approach, you will acquire professional knowledge and skills which are essential to the effective delivery of social work services. This programme is also devoted to developing your social consciousness and passion for the underprivileged groups in society as well as your reflective ability and inquiry skills.

 

# This new programme has yet to graduate its first cohort of students, so no articulation rate is available.

 

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 22 - 24 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Career Prospects
Social Work
Work in Human Service Organisations ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

You are required to take, in two years, 22 - 24 subjects in total, comprising 6 - 8 General Education Subjects and 16 Discipline-specific Subjects.

 

General Education Subjects

 

4 - 5 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) I
  • English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) II
  • Practical English for College Students^
  • Self Understanding and Communication Skills 

 

@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE English are exempted from taking this subject.

 

2 - 3 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

*Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take two General Education elective subjects.

 

For the full list of more than 15 General Education subjects, please click here.

 

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

15 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Foundation Placement 
  • Hong Kong Society 
  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Work 
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Management in Human Services
  • Preparatory Workshop I - Foundation Placement
  • Preparatory Workshop II - Professional Placement
  • Professional Placement
  • Social Welfare, Social Service and Social Policy in Hong Kong
  • Social Work Practice Workshop
  • Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Working with Groups, Communities and Organisations
  • Working with Individuals and Families

 

1 Elective Subject# (from the following discipline-specific elective subjects, some of the electives are offered in alternate years.)

 

  • Ageing and Social Work
  • Children and Social Work
  • Disadvantaged Communities and Social Work
  • Rehabilitation and Social Work
  • Substance Abuse and Social Work
  • Youth and Social Work

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.

 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.
 

Where will I go after HKCC?

Career Prospects

 

  • Social Work
  • Work in Human Service Organisations