About this Program

Level: Diploma in Social Services

Discpline: Social Work

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $150.00
Tuition Fee: $16,680.00

Nanaimo Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sept, 2022 Sept 1, 2022 closed

Cowichan Campus Campus

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Program Description

The program provides advanced-level training for working in the social services field and is available on a full-time or a part-time basis. The program includes the following components: courses in addictions and addiction treatment, conflict resolution, leadership and supervision, community development, interpersonal skills, and special topics; elective courses drawn from a wide-ranging selection of elective options in many different disciplines relevant to the human services field. The program uses workplace-based projects and assignments to help students integrate and apply classroom learning in practice. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Vancouver Island University diploma. Completion of the program also earns credit towards VIU's Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care degrees.

Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.