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Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore) 2020 (WSQ)

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    22 Jan 2024 to 24 Jan 2024
    26 Feb 2024 to 28 Feb 2024
    20 Mar 2024 to 22 Mar 2024
  • Registration Period:

    15 Nov 2023 to 05 Jan 2024
    27 Nov 2023 to 08 Feb 2024
    27 Nov 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,
    21 hours / 3 days
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is a new run

Course Objective

Through this course, participants will be equipped with the skills to establish a robust data protection infrastructure for the organisation through the use of risk-based tools and be able to manage risks in personal data management. They will also be able to develop a Data Protection Management Programme and manage data breaches, as well as conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment.

Course Outline

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to: 
1. Recognise the importance of being responsible for the personal data that the organisation handles
2. Identify and manage risks in personal data management
3. Develop a Data Protection Management Programme
4. Conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment
5. Employ risk-based tools to assist an organisation to establish a robust data protection infrastructure
6. Manage data breaches

Topics to be covered

1. Fundamentals of the PDPA (2020) – A Brief Recap
2. Accountability
3. Overview of the Data Protection Management Programme
4. Identify and Document Personal Data Handling
5. Identify and Assess Risks
6. Managing Risk
7. Developing the Data Protection Management Programme (DPMP)
8. Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
9. Data Breach Response Plan and Enforcement
10. Maintaining the DPMP
11. DPMP Audit Plan
12. Programme Review & Briefing for Exam Evaluation

Minimum Requirements

Basic knowledge of data protection and the requirements under the Personal Data Protection Act. At least 2 years of working experience with some related experience in managing personal data in their job scope.

Certification / Accreditation

• Statement of Attainment

Suitable for

Compliance Managers / Data Protection Officers (DPOs) / Privacy or Legal Counsel / Auditors / Human Resource Officers / IT personnel / Executive / Managers who need to be involved in data protection matters.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $820.00


*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on prevailing GST rate of full course fees (before GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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