This course has been renamed from Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) to Diploma in Social Work to reflect more accurately the focus on preparing students for a fulfilling social work career in the social service & healthcare sectors.
About the Course
Play a major role in creating a more cohesive and caring community as a social work associate. Learn about the principles and practices of social work, and develop helping skills and intervention techniques to work with clients. You will also gain skills to handle casework, programme planning, community practice and project management through field placements and various community service projects and initiatives.
What You'll Study
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to join the Singapore Association of Social Workers as an associate member. Social work associates are always in demand in Singapore due to a rapidly ageing population, widening income gap and changing family support systems. Career advancement opportunities are plentiful as the social work sector is a dynamic growing sector.
Employment is available in areas such as:
Family services: family service centres, family violence specialist centres, and social service offices
Children and youth services: Youth centres, student care centres, child protection specialist centres, homes for children
Eldercare services: Senior activity centres, dementia day care centres, and caregiver support centres
Disability services: Early intervention centres, special schools, sheltered workshops, vocational training centres, disability hostels
Correctional services: Juvenile homes, halfway houses, aftercare agencies, and prisons
Healthcare services: Hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centres and hospices
You can also find employment as a care staff, programme coordinator/executive, volunteer executive and youth work associate.
Graduates who have done well can upskill to become social workers through SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work or other universities.
Our graduates who have performed well have gone on to pursue a degree in social work at local universities, such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), or overseas at Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology, amongst others.
The School of Health and Social Sciences offers you the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career as a highly skilled healthcare or social care professional in the related industries. You will study in a vibrant multi-disciplinary health and social care environment, which will provide you with well-rounded knowledge and skills to deliver quality holistic patient/client care. With many of our programmes developed to meet the specific needs of these dynamic industries, you will get relevant and quality training in your chosen field, leading to further education or career advancement opportunities.
This brochure highlights the advantage that NYP gives to our learners to bring out the best in them. It provides succinct information on how our strong industry connection, our NYP fam culture, holistic programmes and facilities prepare our students for work and life – with a well-rounded education.