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SSI Diploma in Social Service SSI Higher Diploma in Social Service
Time
DSS101:

9:30am - 5:30pm (Saturday - Training)
9:30am - 5:30pm (Weekday - Assessment)

All other modules:
7:00pm - 9:00pm (Weekdays - Unless otherwise stated)

Duration:
13 months (three times a week per trimester - Unless otherwise stated)

Time:
7:00pm - 10:00pm (Weekdays)

Duration:
18 months (three times a week per semester)
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the various services available in the social service sector
  • Explain the counselling process and identify basic practice skills
  • Practise groupwork facilitation skills
  • List the major legal provisions in the social service sector
  • Practise skills in planning, organising and evaluating programmes
  • Implement intervention strategies to work with different clientele groups (volunteers, children, youth, families, seniors and people with disabilities)
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the basic research concepts and methodologies in social research
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills in work settings
  • Illustrate how major themes in family life cycle development are used in social work assessment and intervention
  • Relate how the various systems of human behaviour impact individuals and groups
  • Examine the sociological and psychological theories and principals that underpin interaction with individuals, families and communities
  • Practise basic IT skills and its application in the social service sector
  • Outline the importance of intercultural sensitivity skills in interacting with individuals, families and communities
  • Recognise the appropriate legislation in protecting the vulnerable groups in Singapore
  • Correlates the learning to the social service practice through social service learning

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