Associate of Social Science in Social Work







Mrs. LIU LO Wai Ching, Fanny

Programme Leader, ASOCSCSW

Email: fannyl@uow.edu.au




Programme Intended Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice to working with individuals, groups and communities;
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and take responsibility in planning, implementing, and evaluating social work practice;
  • Analyze ethical issues and dilemmas in social work practice, and internalize social work values and attitudes in developing as a professional;
  • 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;
  • Apply interpersonal, communication, information technology, quantitative and analytical, critical thinking, problem solving and self-directed lifelong learning skills in their personal and professional life.

Further Studies Pathways

The table below is not exhaustive and only aims to show some examples of the bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and UOWCHK/UOW which have admitted our past graduates from Associate of Social Science in Social Work. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.


UOW College Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language and Literature
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work

Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Gender Studies

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Work

Career Prospects

  • Graduates of this programme are qualified for appointment as Social Work Assistants in both the government and non-government organizations in the field of family welfare services, community development services, rehabilitation services, children and youth services, services for offenders and substance abusers and services for senior citizens, etc.

Main Subject Areas

SocialSocial work is a professional and academic discipline that aims to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals, groups or communities and resolve social issues and problems through micro and macro practices.

Social work courses include:

  • 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

General Education Courses

Four courses to be chosen from all of the following domains:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Society and Organisations

Programme Specific Entrance Requirements

No programme-specific entrance requirement


Professional Recognition

  • Graduates are qualified for registration as Registered Social Worker (RSW) under the Social Workers Registration Ordinance.

Mode of Study

Three-year part-time
Two-year full-time


Graduates’ Sharing







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