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 On 08 Jul 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

SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW 40 years old / PERMANENT RESIDENTS Individual or Non-SME Sponsored $963*
Sponsored by SME1 $363*
SINGAPORE CITIZENS Aged 40 and above2 $363*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3 $213*
OTHERS   $3210*

* includes 7% GST

** Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset respective course fees
Up to 90% course fee funding for employees of SMEs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% course fee funding under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 95% course fee funding under Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Series

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 70% course fee funding (excluding GST) for successful enrolment into approved courses under the Programme. This funding is applicable to both individual and company sponsored participants.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% course fee funding (excluding GST).

2. SkillsFuture Credit**

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via MySkillsFuture.sg must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for the user guide on how to submit your claim.

3. 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.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 1 15 - 17 August 2018 (Completed)
intake 2

10 - 12 October 2018 (Completed)

intake 3 17 - 19 December 2018 (Completed)

13 - 15 February 2019 (Completed)

intake 5 11 - 13 March 2019 (Completed)
INTAKE 6 1 - 3 April 2019 (Completed)
INTAKE 7 8 - 10 July 2019 (Open for Registration)


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