Career Conversion Programme

Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a social worker?

If you're contemplating a career transition into social work, the Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers (CCPSW) offers an excellent starting point.

Designed with a 'place-and-train' approach, CCPSW, formerly known as PCPSW, is a collaborative effort between Workforce Singapore (WSG), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and participating employers. Managed by NCSS, it is geared towards training aspiring social service professionals, particularly mid-career individuals, and equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to qualify as professional social workers.

To be eligible for the programme:

  • Step 1: Secure employment with one of the participating employers to become eligible for the programme.
  • Step 2: Complement your academic studies with practical experience during practicum sessions.
  • Step 3: Transform into a fully competent and effective social worker upon graduation.
Depending on your educational qualifications, you can select from the following part-time courses at SUSS:
  • Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Social Work

Success Stories

To delve deeper into our Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers, please explore our Success Stories.

Ready to Make the Transition?

For comprehensive information regarding the application, screening, and enrolment process for the Career Conversion Programme, please refer to the dedicated section.

Application for CCPSW 2024 intake will open in early December 2023. Please look out for updates in November/December 2023 for the following intake.

For more information or enquiries on CCPSW, please contact

Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers (CCPSW)

At NCSS, we believe in the power of mid-career professionals to make a significant impact in the social service sector. That's why we offer the Career Conversion Programme for Social Workers (CCPSW), formerly known as the Professional Conversion Programme for Social Workers (PCPSW). This programme is designed to provide mid-career individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to become qualified social workers.

What Does CCPSW Offer?

Under the CCPSW, trainees work full-time with their sponsoring employer while concurrently pursuing their studies at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). Employers also have the opportunity to receive salary support funding during the trainees' training period.

Upon completing their training and SUSS studies, graduates are required to serve a Minimum Service Period (MSP) with their sponsoring employers.

Employer's Obligations During the Programme

Summary of Employer's Obligations during Programme

For social service agencies who are interested to sign up as participating employers or would like to find out more about the programme, please contact