Social Service: CCP for Social Workers
Reskill your competencies to take on new jobs
Accurate as of 24 Feb 2022
Please refer to ‘Contact Details’ below on how to apply for this Programme.
What is it?

Registration for the 2022 intake has closed on 6 January 2022. Please look out for updates in December 2022 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 Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers (CCP 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 CCP SW - Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work and Graduate Diploma of Social Work.

Benefits and Opportunities

The CCP 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 $3,530. For current salary guidelines for Social Workers, please refer to Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates may apply for accreditation with the Singapore Association of Social Workers.

For more information about the Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers (CCP SW) 2022 intake, please download the Infokit for reference.

Who can apply?

General CCP Eligibility Criteria:

The trainee should:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • 21 years old and above;
  • Have at least 2 years’ full-time 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/NUS High School Diploma/SSI Diploma in Social Service; 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 CCP-SW Jul 2022 intake. Dates provided are indicative and may be subject to changes.

Details Time-frame

Application Period

The online application portal opens from 6 Dec 2021, and closes on 6 Jan 2022 (11.59pm).

CCP Application Link:

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

6 Dec 2021 - 6 Jan 2022 (11.59pm)

Virtual Career Preview for CCP SW 2022 Intake

  • Information session to provide individuals with more details on CCP 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 CCP SW candidate

Virtual Course Preview Registration Link

Note: Registration closes on 12 Dec 2021 (12pm)

13 Dec 2021


Sharing Session with Participating Employers

  • Virtual sharing sessions conducted by participating employers to share about organisation, while at the same time, get to know CCP SW applicants better.
  • Due to the current COVID-19 situation, most employers would be holding their sharing sessions online. 

This session is strictly for applicants only.

Invitation to the sharing session would be sent directly by employers to CCP SW applicants. As places are limited, we seek applicants’ understanding that the employers may not be able to invite all CCP SW applicants.

Attendance to the sharing session(s) is not compulsory. Please be assured that your application will still be considered even if your preferred employers do not hold a sharing session or if you do not attend the sessions.

Jan/Feb 2022

Screening Phase by Employers and Application to SUSS

  • 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 2022.
By 31 Mar 2022
Screening Phase by SUSS Apr – May 2022
Confirmation of CCP SW 2022 Trainees Jun 2022

Signing of Deeds

Trainees to sign respective employment contract and agreements with employers
Jun – Jul 2022
Class Commencement Jul 2022


Contact details

For enquiries, please contact:

Workforce Singapore

1 Paya Lebar Link

#08-08 Paya Lebar Quarter 2

Singapore 408533



Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

461 Clementi Road

Singapore 599491


Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work/ Graduate Diploma of Social Work

Tel: 6248 9777