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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees17600 / Course
Fees (International Student)33300 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
FacultyFaculty of Social Science and Humanities
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudySocial Services
Course Description

This diploma programme aims at producing graduates for employment in counselling-related fields and covers various aspects of human behaviours, affections and experiences. The programme is designed to provide students with a platform for building skills and knowledge in the field of counselling. Students learn to appreciate and understand different aspects of counselling skills, theoretical perspectives in psychology and basic management. Upon graduation, students should be familiar with counselling-related theories and basic skills as well as fundamental knowledge in psychology. Therefore, students are well prepared for their undergraduate study in counselling or psychology.

Scholarship is available for Malaysian students who want to pursue Diploma programme at TAR UC.

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Psychology I
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Psychology II
  • Theories of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
  • Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Vocational & Career Counselling
  • Counselling Methods & Techniques I
  • Counselling Skills
  • Industrial & Organisational Psychology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counselling
  • Counselling Methods & Techniques II
  • Methods of Research in Psychology & Counselling
  • Counselling Practicum

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English for Tertiary Studies, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Academic English, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, Social and Work Etiquette, Professional English, Co-curricular courses.

Entry Requirements

(1) SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects

(2) O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects

(3) UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects (4) Certificate - Relevant Certificate accreditated by MQA Compulsory subjects:

i) (1), (2), and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject

ii) (1), (2), and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one science subject

iii) (1), (2), and (3) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language


a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.

b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

d) Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

January, June, November

Career Prospects
  • Para-counsellor
  • Guided Social Work
  • Management (eg. Human Resources, General Administration, Personal Assistant)
  • Sales, Marketing & Services (eg. Customer Service)
  • Work Related to Psychology at Hospitals, Mental Health Organisations, Business Organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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