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  • Provide students with a professional and systematic training in social work
  • Provide about 800 hours of fieldwork placement for students to gain hands-on experience in the actual workplace
  • Graduates will be eligible to apply to the Social Workers Registration Board and become a registered social worker
* Programmes leading to professional qualifications
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 CUSCS HD in Social Work

Programme Information

Admission Requirements
Applicants should fulfill any one of the following requirements:
  • Level 2 in five subjects* in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination including Chinese Language# and English Language, or equivalent; or
  • Pass in one A Level or two AS Level subjects, plus five passes in HKCEE including Level 2/ Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent; or
  • Satisfactory completion of the Diploma Yi Jin or Diploma of Applied Education Programme; or
  • Aged 21 or above

If one of the five subjects is 'Citizenship and Social Development', the admission requirement will be "Attained" for 'Citizenship and Social Development'  and Level 2 in four other HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language.

A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects, excluding Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)), can be used in the application. "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" Level in Applied Learning subjects will be considered as equivalent to Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 in HKDSE subjects respectively.

Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)) will be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification for admission consideration for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) DSE candidates.

Note: Interview is required.

Programme Structure

This programme will be offered on a two-year full-time basis, and based on a credit unit system.

Programme Structure Details
Professional Accreditation

This programme has been recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board. Graduates will be eligible to apply to the Board and become a registered social worker.

Progression Path

Local Articulation

In recent years, our graduates have been admitted to the following local bachelor degree programmes:
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Bachelor of Social Work, The University of Hong Kong 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Study Overseas
Graduates may choose to articulate to overseas universities and progress to the following degree programme (senior year entry):

United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Social Work (Year 2 entry)

Internship Programmes and Field Trips
InternVision is a project of Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) which aims to develop a resourceful VR/AR platform for pre-practicum preparation. The students are using the tools to prepare for interacting with different clients in the fieldwork. 
General Information

Mode of Delivery

Classes will be conducted in the form of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Practicum is a core element of the programme and is required of each student.

Medium of Instruction

Teaching activities will be conducted in English and Cantonese as deemed appropriate. Learning materials will be in English and Chinese as deemed appropriate.

Class Location

CUSCS Learning Centres

CEF Course Code and Course Name

CEF Course Code﹕44H122076
CEF Course Name﹕Higher Diploma in Social Work


Tel: 2209 7799
Email: HD_TST@scs.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuition Fee

$96,320 / per year

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