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[UPDATE: There are new changes to the Claim Submission process of VCF Grants. Details can be found under Disbursement Procedures below.]
|Nature of Training||Bond Duration|
|a)||Bachelor Degree (3 years) (Part-time)||2 years|
|b)||Bachelor Degree (<3 years) (Part-time)||1.5 years|
|c)||Graduate Diploma (1 to 1.5 years) (Part-time)||1 year|
The “Support for Acquiring Recognised Social Work Qualifications” Grant has been available since 2009, with the introduction of accreditation for Social Workers. It is intended to support aspiring in-service professionals to attain the relevant qualifications to become Registered Social Workers (RSW). We have recently reviewed the funding structure of the Grant to improve its ability to meet the social service sector’s manpower needs, to ensure an adequate supply of RSWs.
The key changes to the grant are:
The changes will be implemented on 1st December 2018. For all applications received from 1st December 2018, VCF will fund 75% of course fee, capped at $22,500, subject to approval by the VCF Evaluation Panel.
The grant supports 75% of the course fee (including practicum and bridging modules), capped at $22,500. It excludes miscellaneous fees (such as registration, computer, medical, examination fees, etc.) and the cost of re-taking course modules.
The Social Work courses supported under this Grant are:
|First Disbursement (Upon Signing of Deed)||Second Disbursement
(Upon Completion of Course)
(Upon Completion of Bond)
|25% of course fee upon submission of Letter of Acceptance by Institution and a copy of signed agreement in soft copy.
Remaining 25% upon submission of the following documents:
Final 25% upon submission of the following documents: