A Practical Approach to Data Protection for DPOs

Programme Code: CRS-N-0046405


This module is part of the Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Operational Excellence programme.

The module provides participants with competencies required for Singapore's PDPA compliance within the organisation.

Participants will be able to create Data Protection Policy, manage compliance using the online Data Protection Management System via a hands-on and practical based approach where the focus on their organisation's compliance with the PDPA. The course has a heavy focus on hands-on activities (aided by a bundled data protection management system called DPMS) and assignments which are given to the participants. It not only train participants but shows them how to be compliant, with a strong emphasis on information security,  complete with their own Compliance Manual, Audit & bundles all the Tools needed.


Next Course Starts On11 Mar 2019 (Mon) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD3210.00* (as low as SGD363.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

3 days



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Learning Objectives

What You Will Be Learning:

  • Understand  and develop a practical approach to the Personal Data Protection Act
  • A Singapore Perspective
  • Learn to identify potential breaches in your current organisation
  • Conduct a Risk Assessment Audit at your own Organisation to determine gaps and risks
  • Learn to use basic controls, tools to address information security gaps in your own organisation
  • Understand roles & responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer & Conducting a Personal Data Inventory Audit
  • Understand how to implement Personal Data Protection Policies & Initiatives
  • Sustaining the compliance efforts
  • Responding to a data breach

Who Should Attend

Data Protection Officers, Compliance Managers (Dedicated / Part-time) or personnel with data protection responsibilities. Also for personnel handling personal data, eg Finance, Human Resource, Sales and Marketing, IT, Customer Service.


Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises, case studies and project presentation. 

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Series 

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via MySkillsFuture.sg.

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

Full Fee: S$3,210 per participant (including GST).

Nett fees payable per participant after SSG Funding:

  • S$963 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$363 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above



Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 115 - 17 August 2018 (Completed)
intake 2

10 - 12 October 2018 (Completed)

intake 317 - 19 December 2018 (Completed)

13 - 15 February 2019 (Completed)

intake 511 - 13 March 2019 (Open for Registration)


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