SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work aims to expand the skills sets and capabilities of fresh polytechnic graduates to become qualified social workers – through academic studies and workplace training.
A joint collaboration between Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Nanyang Polytechnic, the SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work is a SkillsFuture (SSG) initiative. It provides structured on-the-job training and mentorship to help participants transit better into their workplace.
Key Benefits of this SkillsFuture SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work:
Fresh polytechnic graduates of the programme can benefit from the following:
A sign-on incentive grant of $5,000 upon completion of the course (for fresh graduates who are Singapore Citizens, and within three years of graduation or Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen only).
Skills enhancement through on-the-job training and facilitated learning.
Career advancement pathways upon successful completion.
Advanced standing for the SUSS Bachelor in Social Work programme upon completion of modules offered in the SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work.
The SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work is SkillsFuture funded and participating social service organisations will be able to receive SSG subsidies.
- Fresh social work, or equivalent, graduates from local polytechnics who wish to get a head start in their careers, and gain relevant work experience and industry knowledge.
- Social Work Associates, or equivalent, serving in the social service sector who are keen to enhance their skills and pursue career advancement.
The SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work is a 12-month part-time work-study programme comprising of 5 Core modules and 1 Elective module. The course starts in January of every year.
Semester 2 (July – December)
1. Introduction to Social Work (20 hours / 5 Credit Units)
2. Introduction to Social Services (20 hours / 5 Credit Units)
3. Social Work Practice and Skills Lab I: Working with Individuals and Families (35.5 hours / 10 Credit Units)
1. Legal and Ethical Issues in Helping Professions (20 hours / 5 Credit Units)
2. Social Work Practice and Skills Lab 3: Working with Organisations and Communities (35.5 hours / 10 Credit Units)
Elective Module (choose any 1):
1. Social Work in Healthcare (20 hours / 5 Credit Units)
2. Families and their Issues (20 hours / 5 Credit Units)
3. Eldercare (20 hours / 5 Credit Units)
Participants who meet the assessment and attendance requirements of all the modules under the SUSS-NYP Work-Study Programme in Social Work course will be awarded the respective modular certificates.