Course Aims

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.

  • Who Should Attend

    • 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. 
  • Core/Elective Modules

    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 1 (January – June)

    Semester 2 (July – December)

    Core Modules:

    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)

     

    Core Modules:

    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) 

  • Course Fees

    Total course fees payable and details about subsidies and incentive grants can be obtained from SUSS website.
  • Certification

    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.