Social Work

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Social Work

Features of Social Work programmes

  • Recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Social Worker
  • Equip students with the knowledge, analysis and practical abilities of social work
  • Chinese as a major MOI
  • Provide different internship opportunities to practice and obtain valuable work experiences
  • Provides the levels from Diploma of Applied Education, Higher Diploma to Bachelor's Degree which cater to those looking for a specific academic level
  • Special offer of multiple scholarships and financial assistance with a maximum full-tuition fee waiver for the first year
  • Equipped with Social Work Skills Laboratory and Social Work Practice Centre. Students can conduct different practical training
Articulation Pathway

1+2+2 Articulation Pathway

Students start with HKCT's "Diploma in Applied Education [Social Service]" and articulate to a two-year "Higher Diploma in Social Work" programme. After graduation, students can directly obtain the admission offer^ of "Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Social Work" programme in the senior year (i.e. direct entry into the third year of the programme). Through train to complete the Diploma, Higher Diploma and Bachelor's degree. The bachelor programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong at QF Level 5. Graduates can serve as Assistant Social Work Officer (ASWO) or equivalent. The starting salary for the government is at point 16 on the MPS (the starting salary is $35,775 and effective in April 2023).

^ Required to obtain specified scores, pass the admission interview, and subject to the number of places.

Student Sharing

Jenny Li - Student Sharing


HKCT provides entrance scholarships to new students with remarkable academic achievements to encourage them to keep up with their satisfactory performance. Students can receive a maximum full-tuition fee waiver for the first year of study!

Social Work Skills Laboratory
Social Work Practice Centre