Conversion Programmes

Professional Conversion Programme for Social Workers

Get ready to embark on a life-changing journey as a social worker.

If you’re thinking of making a career switch and becoming a social worker, then the Professional Conversion Programme for Social Workers (PCPSW) is a great place to start.

Featuring a ‘place-and-train’ format, the PCPSW was launched in partnership with the Workforce Singapore (WSG), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and participating employers. Managed by NCSS, it aims to train aspiring social service professionals, particularly mid-career professionals, and equip them with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified social worker.

To be eligible for the programme, you first need to secure employment with participating employers of the programme. This way, you can complement your studies with real-world experience through practicum sessions, enabling you to transform into a fully competent and effective social worker upon your graduation.

Depending on your educational qualifications, you can choose from the following part-time courses:  

  • Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work 
Success Stories
To learn more about our Professional Conversion Programme for Social Workers, please refer to our Success Stories.

Ready to make the switch?

For more information on application, screening and enrolment process for the Professional Conversion Programme 2018 intake, click here.

Professional Conversion Programme 2018 intake timeline
Key Dates
 Career Preview for PCP SW
  • Information session for interested individuals to find out more about PCP SW.
  • An opportunity to listen to graduates who will share about their learning and working experiences under the programme and find out more about what employers are looking for in a PCP SW candidate.
  • Details on the Career Preview are as follow:
    • Session 1
      Date: 25 Nov 2017, Saturday
      Time: 9.00am to 11.00am (Registration starts at 8.30am)
      Venue: SUSS, 461 Clementi Road Singapore 599491, Lecture Theatre B.2.17 (Block B, Level 2)
    • Session 2
      Date: 25 Nov 2017, Saturday
      Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm (Registration starts at 12.30pm)
      Venue: SUSS, 461 Clementi Road Singapore 599491, Lecture Theatre B.2.17 (Block B, Level 2)

 Please register for only one session.

 Please register at

 25 Nov 2017
 Online Application (For Individual)
  • Online portal will open from 1 Dec 2017 to 5 Jan 2018
  • If you are interested, please submit your online applications by 5 Jan 2018
 Please apply at 
 Application closes 
 at 5.00pm, 5 Jan 2018
 Networking Session with Participating Employers
  • If you are interested, please come to the networking session to get to know some of the the participating employers
  • Employers will also shortlist applicants at this session
  • Details on the Networking Session is as follows:
    Date: 12 Jan 2018, Friday
    Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
    Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408601

 This session is highly recommended for all applicants.

 No registration is needed.

 12 Jan 2018
 Screening Phase by Employers
  • Short-listed applicants will be notified to attend interviews with employers.
 13 Jan – 12 Mar 2018
 Application to SUSS
  • Applicants must apply and enrol into the respective courses at SUSS
  • Application deadline for both courses is on 31 Mar 2018
 By 31 Mar 2018
 Screening Phase by SUSS
 Apr – May 2018
 Confirmation of PCP SW 2018 Trainees
  • NCSS to inform successful trainees
 Jun 2018 onwards
 Signing of Deeds
  • Selected trainees will be required to sign respective employment contract and agreements with employers and NCSS
 Jul 2018
 Course Commencement
  • Accelerated Bachelor to commence in 23 Jul 2018
  • Graduate Diploma to commence in 4 Aug 2018
 Jul/ Aug 2018