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    Higher Diploma in Social Work CE124303


    The programme enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of essential social work theories, local social welfare systems and related policies as well as practical competences to provide support to individuals, families and communities. From learning to fieldwork placements, such comprehensive learning aims to facilitate students to become professional, competent and accountable social workers who will be able to promote the well-being of Hong Kong citizens and the development of social welfare in Hong Kong.

    This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

    Duration of Study: 2 years (Full-time)

    Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s): IVE (Sha Tin)


    Programme Highlights

    - Personal effectiveness and career preparation

    - Yearly and small tutorial class in fostering student development and making career choices

    - Nurturing students in the capability of doing refection for competent practice

    - Solid preparation for practicum training
    > Service Project (Social Work)
    > Yearly and small tutorial class in pre-placement activities


    Types of placement centres:
    children and youth centre, elderly centre, family services centre, community centre, rehabilitation centre, etc 

    Placement duration: 

    2 placements with 720 hours

    Career Prospects
    Graduates of the programme can serve as social work assistants or related position.

    Professional Recognition
    Graduates of the programme are eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers (RSW) with the Social Workers Registration Board.




    Graduates can apply for admission to full-time / part-time bachelor degree programmes at various local and overseas universities, e.g.

    - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Work, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    - Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work, City University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University

      Clinical Observation Room
      Outstanding Student Achievement

    TANG Cheung Sing

    Higher Diploma in Social Work 
    Foundation Diploma (Level 3) Community Services 

    Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre Housemaster (Registered Social Worker)

    "IVE’s Foundation Diploma (Level 3) has been a valuable opportunity for me to pursue my study in Higher Diploma in Social Work, and the study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work in PolyU."

    HER Ka Yi

    Higher Diploma in Social Work

    Currently studying the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Work, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

    "IVE provided me opportunities to obtain HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship and Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award. These experiences have enhanced my personal growth and nurtured me with leadership and team building qualities."
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