The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Dental Surgery Assistants (DSAs) is designed to equip locals with relevant skill-sets to remain career resilient and match them into good jobs in dental services.
DSAs work alongside the dental surgeon as an integral partner to examine and treat patients. Job opportunities are island-wide, and applicants should be prepared to take on shift work, and a 5.5-day work week. Applicants must be able to converse in English and one other local language. Under the Programme the monthly gross starting salary1 for a diploma holder is expected to start from $2,000 and $1,700 for ‘N’ or ‘O’ Level graduates.
1Total amount of money including allowances payable for one month's work. This excludes: (a) additional payments (overtime, bonus, AWS), (b) reimbursement of special expenses incurred during the course of employment., (c) productivity incentive payments and (d) travel, food and housing allowances.
The Programme operates as a sponsorship programme where shortlisted locals with no prior experience in dental assisting will be employed and sponsored for industry recognised skills training, namely the NITEC in Dental Assisting course.
The course will be 12-months part-time, held at either Singapore Dental Association (SDA) or National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), ITE’s 2 approved training centres.
Candidates will be expected to work full-time with participating companies who will sponsor the full course fees and provide you the On-The-Job training required for the course. After successful completion of the course, there will be a 12-month bond with the company.