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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)36,100
CampusKuala Lumpur
FacultyFaculty of Social Science and Humanities
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
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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.

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Theories of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Malaysia: Cultural and Religious Practices
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Introduction to Career Guidance
  • Motivation in Counselling
  • Basic Assessment in Counselling
  • Basic Counselling Skills and Techniques
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Introduction to Family Systems Theory
  • Organisation of Guidance and Counselling Programme
  • Group Guidance and Counselling
  • Issues and Ethics in the Helping Profession
  • Deviant, Delinquent and Discipline

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

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

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

  1. (1); (2); and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject
  2. (1); (2); and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one science subject
  3. (1); (2); and (3) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language


  1. 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.
  2. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

February, July & 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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