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Childcare, Elderly and Community Services Discipline

Higher Diploma in Social Work

Programme code CE114303

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Sha Tin) - 60
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 14
Score Range : 12 - 17
Programme Aims
With an emphasis on the integration of theories and practice, the programme enables students to develop a sound 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.
Professional Recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration as Registered Social Workers (RSW) with the Social Workers Registration Board.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.