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Social Service: PCP for Social Workers
Reskill your competencies to take on new jobs
Please refer to ‘Contact Details’ below on how to apply for this Programme.
What is it?

Registration for the 2020 intake has closed. Please look out for updates in November/December 2020 for following intakes.

Objectives of the Programme

WSG has partnered the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) to offer the Professional Conversion Programme for Social Workers (PCP SW) to support mid-career individuals in acquiring knowledge and skills needed to become qualified Social Workers.

Eligible applicants must be selected by a participating employer in order to be selected for the Programme. With this arrangement, trainees can gain valuable experience while studying, and the practicum sessions will enable trainees to be effective in their respective fields upon graduation.

There are two part-time courses offered under PCP SW - Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work and Graduate Diploma of Social Work.

Benefits and Opportunities

The PCP SW offers a myriad of opportunities as Social Workers and Medical Social Workers are highly sought after in organisations such as hospitals, family service centres, special education schools, youth centres and sheltered homes. Social workers perform various job roles beyond direct practice, for instance, administrative, management and policy planning roles.  Social Workers also serve diverse profiles of people such as persons with disabilities, children, low-income households, persons with addictions and mental illnesses, as well as many others, making their job a challenging yet fulfilling one.

Newly graduated Social Workers can potentially draw a starting salary of approximately $3,400. For current salary guidelines for Social Workers, please refer to Upon successful completion of the entire programme, graduates may apply for accreditation with the Singapore Association of Social Workers.

For more information about the Professional Conversion Programme for Social Workers (PCP SW) 2020 intake, please download the Infokit for reference.

Who can apply?

General PCP Eligibility Criteria:

The trainee should:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • 21 years old and above;
  • Have at least 2 years’ working experience (excluding NS) 

In order to qualify for the 24-month Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work (ABSWK), applicants must be non-degree holders with:

  • GCE 'A' Level with two passes (prior to 2007) or two H2 Passes (from 2007); or
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma; or
  • Any other equivalent.

Applicants with acceptable SAT score may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

In order to qualify for the 18-month Graduate Diploma of Social Work (GDSWK), applicants must possess a non-social work undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. 



How does it work?

Application and Selection Process

The table below details the timeline of the application, screening and enrolment process for the PCP-SW Jul 2020 intake. Dates provided are indicative and may be subject to changes.

Details Time-frame

Application Period

The online application portal opens from 2 Jan 2020, and closes on 2 Feb 2020 (11.59pm).

PCP Application Link:


Note: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as we are unable to accommodate any late or incomplete submissions.

2 Jan 2020 – 
2 Feb 2020 (11.59pm)

Career Preview for PCP SW 2020 Intake

  • Information session to provide individuals with more details on PCP SW
  • Individuals will also have an opportunity to hear graduates share about their learning and working experiences under the programme and find out more about what the employers are looking for in a PCP SW candidate

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Time: 3pm to 5pm (Please be seated by 2.50pm)

Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Lecture Theatre B.2.17 (Block B, Level 2)

463 Clementi Road, Singapore 599494

8 Jan 2020

Networking Session with Participating Employers

Date: Friday, 7th February 2020

Time: 9 am – 4pm

Venue: Event Hall 1 and 2

Lifelong Learning Institute

11 Eunos Road 8

Singapore 408601

  • Networking session for individuals to find out more about the participating employers
  • Employers will also use this session for shortlisting of applicants
This session is highly recommended for all applicants. No registration is needed.
7 Feb 2020

Screening Phase by Employers

  • Participating employers screen the applications and shortlist applicants for interviews
Applicants who secure provisional offers from participating employers must apply and enrol into the respective courses at SUSS by 31 Mar 2020.
By 31 Mar 2020
Screening Phase by SUSS Apr – May 2020
Confirmation of PCP SW 2020 Trainees Jun 2020

Signing of Deeds

Trainees to sign respective employment contract and agreements with employers
Jun – Jul 2020
Class Commencement Jul 2020


Contact details

For enquiries, please contact:

Workforce Singapore

1 Marina Boulevard

#18-01 One Marina Boulevard

Singapore 018989



Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

461 Clementi Road

Singapore 599491


Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work/ Graduate Diploma of Social Work

Tel: 6248 9777