A Practical Approach to Data Protection for DPOs


This module, A Practical Approach to Data Protection for DPOs, shows participants how 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 is on their organisation’s compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act.

The course has a heavy focus on hands-on activities (aided by a bundled data protection management system called DPOinBOX) and assignments which are given to the participants. It not only trains 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.

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

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Fee

    S$3210.00* (as low as S$363.00* after maximum funding)

  • Ideal for

    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.

  • Module Exemptions

    If you already have any of the  following qualifications, you will be exempt from this module of the Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Operational Excellence:

    • DPO Hands-on Course from SMU/Straits Interactive
    • PDPA – An Operational Perspective + PDPC Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection
    • WSQ Fundamentals of the PDPA + PDPC Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection

Programme Partners

Course Details
  • 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


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

Fees / Funding


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.

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  • Call us

    Course details: 6589 8949 (Ms Chia Waimun)
    Registration/Billing matters: 6828 0591 (Ms Josephine Teo)