Associate of Social Science in Social Work

Social workers make an important contribution to the well-being and improvement of society. Dedicated to providing discipline-specific knowledge with a broad knowledge base, nurturing cultural sensitivity and generic skills for practice, integrating informal learning with formal curriculum, and receiving strong, established and active alumni affiliation, the Associate of Social Science in Social Work programme is well designed to prepare its graduates to engage in the social work field as frontline practitioners and/or further their studies.

 

FACULTY

Social Sciences

 

PROG. CODE

ASocScSW

 

CAMPUS

Telford Annex

 

QF LEVEL

4

DURATION

2 years FT

3 years PT

 

CREDIT POINTS

74 CPS 

 

 

AWARD TYPE

Associate Degree 

 

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

17/000778/L4
01/09/2020-31/08/2024

Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. How you apply will depend on your student type.
 

Programme Specific entry requirements

  • No programme specific entry requirements

General entry requirements

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,600 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK$100,800.

For Associate of Social Science in Social Work, students are required to take a total of 74 credits, with 38 credits of social work courses at HK $2,600 per credit, 21 credits of General Education at HK $1,600 per credit, and 15 credits of fieldwork placement at HK $2,500 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK $169,900.

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  •  Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000

Website:  https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

  •  Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222

Website:          http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm       

  •  Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277

Website:          https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

PILODescription
1. Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice to working with individuals, groups and communities;
2. Exercise appropriate judgement and take responsibility in planning, implementing, and evaluating social work practice;
3. Analyse ethical issues and dilemmas in social work practice, and internalize social work values and attitudes in developing as a professional;
4. Relate major psychological, socio-political and cultural issues in the local and global contexts and ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to social work practice and;
5. Apply interpersonal, communication, information technology, quantitative and analytical, critical thinking, problem solving and self-directed lifelong skills in their personal and professional life.



  • Understanding Human Growth and Behaviour
  • Administrative Practices and Programme Management
  • Social Policy and Social Welfare in Hong Kong
  • Social Work professional knowledge and skills
  • Elective courses to focus upon working with specific groups of service users
  • Field practicums

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 74 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Points
Semester A, Year 1
CGE1200 Practical Chinese 3
CGE12413 Psychology and Life 3
CGE25411 Understanding Society 3
DSS10149 Introduction to Social Work 3
DSS10150 Self-development Laboratory 2
DSS10162 Social Policy and Social Welfare in Hong Kong 3
DSS10174 Basic Skills for Organizing Activities 1
Semester B, Year 1
DSS10163 Social Work Process and Methods 6
DSS20111 Administrative Practices and Programme Management 3
DSS20122 Social Work Practice Laboratory with Individuals 3
DSS20189 Understanding Human Growth and Behaviour
Elective course: choose 1 course among the 4 below
DSS20151 Social Work with Children and Families 3
DSS20154 Social Work with Young People 3
DSS20167 Health and Aging 3
DSS20172 Social Work with the Mentally Challenged 3
Summer Semester, Year 1
DSS10190 Fieldwork I 6
DSS20117 Self-enhancement Laboratory I 1
Semester A, Year 2
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B 3
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impacts 3
CGE24411 Ethics and Society 3
DSS20120 Social Work Practice Laboratory with Groups 3
DSS20121 Social Work Practice Laboratory with Communities 3
Elective course: choose 1 course among the 8 below exceept the one studies in Year 1 Semester B
DSS20151 Social Work with Children and Families 3
DSS20154 Social Work with Young People 3
DSS20167 Health and Aging 3
DSS20172 Social Work with the Mentally Challenged 3
DSS20173 Social Work with Disadvantaged Communities 3
DSS20175 Gender Perspective in Social Work 3
DSS20187 Social Work with Addictive Behaviours 3
DSS20188 Contemporary Social Work Practice Approaches 3
Semester B, Year 2
CGE2002 English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science 3
DSS20118 Self-enhancement Laboratory II 1
DSS20191 Fieldwork II

 

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 74 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit Points
Semester A, Year 1
CGE12413 Psychology and Life 3
CGE25411 Understanding Society 3
DSS10149 Introduction to Social Work 3
DSS10151 Self-development Laboratory I 1
Semester B, Year 1
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B 3
CGE1200 Practical Chinese 3
DSS10152 Self-development Laboratory II 1
DSS10162 Social Policy and Social Welfare in Hong Kong 3
Summer Semesetr, Year 1
CGE24411 Ethics and Society 3
DSS20189 Understanding Human Growth and Behaviour 3
Semester A, Year 2
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impacts 3
DSS10163 Social Work Process and Methods 6
DSS10174 Basic Skills for Organizing Activities 1
Semester B, Year 2
DSS20120 Social Work Practice Laboratory with Groups 3
DSS20122 Social Work Practice Laboratory with Individuals 3
Elective course: choose 1 course among the 8 below
DSS20151 Social Work with Children and Families 3
DSS20154 Social Work with Young People 3
DSS20167 Health and Aging 3
DSS20172 Social Work with the Mentally Challenged 3
DSS20173 Social Work with Disadvantaged Communities 3
DSS20175 Gender Perspective in Social Work 3
DSS20187 Social Work with Addictive Behaviours 3
DSS20188 Contemporary Social Work Practice Approaches 3
Summer Semester, Year 2
DSS20111 Administrative Practices and Programme Management 3
DSS20117 Self-enhancement Laboratory I 1
Semester A, Year 3
DSS10192 Fieldwork I 6
Semester B, Year 3
CGE2002 English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science 3
DSS20118 Self-enhancement Laboratory II 1
DSS20121 Social Work Practice Laboratory with Communities 3
Elective course: choose 1 course among the 8 below exceept the one studies in Year 2 Semester B
DSS20151 Social Work with Children and Families 3
DSS20154 Social Work with Young People 3
DSS20167 Health and Aging 3
DSS20172 Social Work with the Mentally Challenged 3
DSS20173 Social Work with Disadvantaged Communities 3
DSS20175 Gender Perspective in Social Work 3
DSS20187 Social Work with Addictive Behaviours 3
DSS20188 Contemporary Social Work Practice Approaches 3
Summer Semester, Year 3
DSS20193 Fieldwork II
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Graduates are qualified for registration as Registered Social Worker (RSW) under the Social Workers Registration Ordinance.

  • Social Work Assistants
  • Community development
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Children and youth services

Any enquiries relating to the ASocScSW programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Mrs Fanny Liu.

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 2707 3223
Fax: (852) 2707 3224
E-mail: uowchk-fss@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

Telford Annex

Telephone: (852) 2707 9440
Fax: (852) 2707 4243
E-mail: uowchk-telford@uow.edu.au

Address: NO. 33 Wai Yip Street, Telford Garden, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]

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