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Course Overview

This course has been developed to equip those who are involved in data protection activities with practical data governance and data protection knowledge, skills and to utilise risk-based tools to establish a robust data protection framework for their organisation.. The course will bring participants through the stages from reviewing and taking stock of the personal data their organisation handles, assessing the risks involved, to developing data protection policies, processes and data governance structures for their organisation.


Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Participation issued by Temasek Polytechnic. With this certificate of participation, you are eligible to take a computer-based examination to obtain the Practitioner Certificate for Personal Data Protection (Singapore). This certificate is co-issued by the PDPC and the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


Please note that the examination needs to be taken within 6 months from date of course completion at designated test centres. An examination fee of $53.50 (including GST) applies.


Why Temasek Polytechnic?

An advantage of attending this course at Temasek Polytechnic is that you will have continued access to the instructor and support group after this course whether for preparation of the examination or data protection programme implementation at your organisation.

Who Should Attend

Data Protection Officers, Privacy or Legal Counsels, Compliance Officers, Lawyers, Human Resource Executives, IT Executives and Administration Executives


Participants should have preferably completed the two-day “WSQ Fundamentals of the PDPA” course or possess relevant work experience in Data Protection. Please click here for further details.

What You'll Learn

  1. Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act – A brief recap
  2. Accountability
  3. Overview – Data Protection Management Programme (DPMP)
  4. Identify and document personal data handling
  5. Identify and Assess Risk
  6. Managing Risks
  7. Developing the DPMP
  8. Data Protection Impact Assessment
  9. Data Breach Response Plan
  10. Maintaining the DPMP



A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate. For participants who have completed this preparatory course, they will need to register and make payment separately to take a computer-based examination with PDPC’s appointed examination provider.  Upon passing the exam, they will be issued with the Practitioner Certificate for Personal Data Protection (Singapore).

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

21 & 22 October 2020

9 AM – 6 PM

(Registration starts at 8:45 AM)

23 September 2020

2 Days


19 & 20 November 2020

9 AM – 6 PM

(Registration starts at 8:45 AM)

21 October 2020

2 Days


17 & 18 December 2020

9 AM – 6 PM

(Registration starts at 8:45 AM)

18 November 2020

2 Days


Application Procedures

Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online.

Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No

Step 2 - Select WJ5 and course commencement date.

Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).

Step 4 - Make declaration and submit online application

SMEs which sponsor their employees for training are to email the completed Company Sponsorship Form to SIIEvents@tp.edu.sg to enjoy SSG’s subsidy.

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees
Full Course Fees  S$834.60
Singapore Citizen & PR aged below 40 years old S$250.38
Singapore Citizen aged 40 & above / SME-Company sponsored Singapore Citizen & PR S$94.38

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here.

This course is eligible for payment by PSEA.


SMEs which sponsor their employees for training are to email the completed Company Sponsorship Form to SIIEvents@tp.edu.sg in order to enjoy SSG’s subsidy.

For Singaporeans aged 35 years and above and earning $2,000 per month or less. Eligible applicants are to email their supporting document(s) to SIIEvents@tp.edu.sg  in order to enjoy SSG’s subsidy.



Please note that participants should achieve at least 75% of attendance and sit for the assessment at the end of the course. Participants who fail to meet the requirements will be withdrawn from their funding eligibility and participant/company sponsor will be requested to make payment for the difference in the course fee, which is the funded amount.

Lecturer/Trainer Profile

Course Contact

  • 62255744
  • Monday - Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
    Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
    Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/sii
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    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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