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SSI Diploma in Social Service SSI Higher Diploma in Social Service
There will be an orientation session and 2 pre-course workshops scheduled during 20 to 31 July 2015.
These will be held in the evenings and attendance is complusory.

DSS101: WSQ Understanding the Social Service Sector

  • The training is scheduled on Saturday:
    9.30am - 5.30pm
  • The assessment is scheduled on a weekday during office hours on the following week after the training
DSS111: Social Service Field Experience
  • There will be 2 field visits to agencies scheduled in Trimesters 2 and 3 each. These 4 field visits will be held on weekdays, during office hours and attendance is complusory.
  • As the field visits would only take place during the day, learners are still required to attend the evening classes of the other modules after the field visits.

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

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

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

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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