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The aim of this program is to prepare learners to earn a high level, specialist qualification,
while also acquiring a skill set and expertise that could benefit any individual. In this program,
learners will acquire the basic tenets in social work. There are multiple avenues in social work
which require social workers to take the time to understand the conditions of their clients and
work to improve their conditions in effective and safe ways. They may need to assist people
with everyday issues like personal, family, and relationship issues. Sometimes they may be
involved in helping clients with disabilities, diseases, or social issues like substance abuse or
unemployment. Families with domestic conflicts can also turn to social workers for relief and
guidance during difficult times. Social workers are thus trained in areas such in a particular
service or setting, like child, family or school social work. This diploma aims at giving the
learners the basic requirement to perform their role as social worker and it also prepares
learners for higher studies in social work.


Open Distance Learning


Minimum 2 years / Maximum 3 years


Open University of Mauritius


I. EITHER “Credit” in at least three subjects at School Certificate or General Certificate of Education O-Level or equivalent and “Pass” in at least two subjects at Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or equivalent; II. OR An appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate/Foundation Course approved by The Open University of Mauritius.   *As per general entry requirements