The social work programme was initiated in 2005 to train social service work professionals in the social service institutions of social welfare, social assistance, social charity, disability and rehabilitation, special care and placement, the health service, youth service and judicial correction. They will be well versed in the basic theory and knowledge of social work, have a grasp of laws and regulations related to social work in China, be highly capable of social work, and be well skilled in social investigation and research. By 2013, there had been 3,632 graduates and 12,181 students enrolled in 22 tutorial centres all over the country.