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Social Service: CCP for Social Workers
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 16 Jan 2024
Please refer to ‘Contact Details’ below on how to apply for this Programme.
What is it?

Applications for the 2024 intake have closed. Please refer to ‘How does it work?’ below for the 2024 intake programme timeline.


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 - 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 $3,790. 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) 2024 intake, please download the factsheet 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, internships, and any other part-time/ad hoc jobs taken on)
  • New job role trained for under the CCP should be substantially different from previous/current job role(s)*, hence requiring reskilling for career conversion
  • Able to commit to full-time employment and attachment in a participating company

*CCPs are geared towards helping mid-career individuals acquire skills to change careers. Individuals with similar work experience but has more than 2 years of employment gap may apply to this CCP


In order to qualify for the 24-month Bachelor of Social Work (BSWK), 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 2024 intake. Dates provided are indicative and may be subject to changes.

Details Time-frame

Application Period

The online application portal opens from 1 Dec 2023, and closes on 1 Jan 2024 (11.59pm).

CCP Application Link:

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

1 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024 (11.59pm)

Virtual Career Preview for CCP SW 2024 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 opens on 8 Nov 2023 (12pm) and closes on 8 Dec 2023 (12pm)

11 Dec 2023

Sharing Session with Participating Employers

Sharing sessions are conducted by participating employers to share about organisation, while at the same time, get to know CCP SW applicants better.

This session is strictly for applicants who are invited by sponsoring organisations only.

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.

End Jan/Feb 2024

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 2024.

By 31 Mar 2024

Screening Phase by SUSS

Apr – May 2024

Confirmation of CCP SW 2024 Trainees

Jun 2024

Signing of Deeds

Trainees to sign respective employment contract and agreements with employers

Jun – Jul 2024

Class Commencement

Jul 2024


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


Bachelor of Social Work/ Graduate Diploma of Social Work

Tel: 6248 9777