EAE Tips: Social Work (C47)

Want to make a difference, and help people find solutions to live more successfully? In NYP’s Diploma in Social Work, you will learn about the principles and practices of social work, and be equipped with intervention techniques to work effectively with clients. Through field placements and community service projects in collaboration with social service agencies, you'll also develop skills in casework, programme planning, community practice, and project management.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Interest in social work;
  • Desire to pursue a career in the social service sector;
  • Relevant work or volunteering experience in the social service sector, preferably in leadership roles; and,
  • Analytical thinking of prevailing social issues, and skills in leadership communication, teamwork, and collaboration.

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:

Aptitude test

Shortlisted applicants are required to take a group aptitude test. The 15-minute aptitude test is designed to assess candidates on analytical thinking, problem solving, leadership and communication skills. 


You will be invited for an group interview to share more about your passion for the course with a panel of interviewers. The duration of the group interview will be about 10-15 minutes.

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • Why do you choose social work as a career?
  • What experience do you have in social service and community work?
  • What makes you suitable to be in the social service sector?
  • What do you know about social work?
  • What have you learnt in your volunteering experience?
Portfolio (Optional)

You may include in your portfolio, any evidence and/or activities that showcase your character and involvement relevant to community and social service (such as volunteering and leadership skills) and non-related CCAs.


Examples of what to include in your portfolio:

  • Testimonials
  • Certificates
  • Evidence of leadership activities or roles
  • Participation in non-related CCAs


  1. Course has course-level intake allowance of 50%.

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