The SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme (ELP) for the Information Communications & Technology (ICT) sector is an 18-month work-study programme leading to the part-time Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support).

This ELP is targeted primarily at fresh ITE graduates who want to deepen their skills and knowledge in the areas of ICT systems, services and support. With Singapore’s Smart Nation drive, there is a huge demand for graduates with skillsets in these areas.

Upon completing the 3 skills-based Modular Certificates (MC) under this ELP ICT programme, participants should be able to:

  • set-up, configure, verify, secure, and deploy networks and operating systems;
  • design, install, and configure wired and wireless networks with client administration;
  • apply fundamental service principles and practices to manage and deliver high quality IT services support through structured on-the-job training; and
  • apply the knowledge and skills of emerging network and system technologies to manage enterprise-level network infrastructure. 

ELP participants can expect to have attractive salaries upon completion of ELP because their skillsets will be in high demand. Moreover, there are well-defined career progression pathways for this area. Hence, there will be many opportunities to further upgrading and skills-deepening in their careers.

Target Participants

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh ITE graduates from full-time IT or technology-related courses of study.

Please see ‘Eligibility Criteria’ for more information. 

Career Opportunities

The job positions offered under this ELP ICT programme are:

  • Associate System Administrator1
  • Technical Support Associate1

Participants may look forward to wage increment and role expansion in their workplace, subject to their work performance.

Academic Progression

ELP DIP (ICT) participants have the option to take up the remaining 2 skills-based Modular Certificates (MCs) to obtain the part-time Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support).

 Please see Course Structure for more information.

1 Job titles may vary across companies

Course Details

Course Commencement 

This ELP DIP (ICT) programme is scheduled to commence every April and/or October.

Course Duration

Participants will undergo an 18-month structured work-and-study programme, including facilitated learning, e-learning, professional certification, and on-job-training (OJT).

Application Period

Application for ELP is on-going. Please contact us to find out more.

Course Structure

Participants are required to complete a total of 3 skills-based Modular Certificates (MCs). Each MC can be completed in 1 semester, i.e. 6 months. A certificate will be issued once the requirements for each MC are met. Participants must complete the course within 18 months.

ELP ICT programme for ITE graduates 

(18 months)




Upon completing the ELP, participants have the option to complete the remaining 2 MCs to obtain the part-time Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support):

2 remaining MCs to complete to obtain the Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support)



Modes of Assessment

The assessment framework will include a range of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments and projects.

Course Fees


MC in ICT Essentials

MC in Mobile & Systems Management

MC in IT Infrastructure & Service Management

SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40




Singapore Citizens aged below 40




Singapore Permanent Residents


$1,579.32 $1,579.32

Others & Repeat Students


$3,967.56 $3,967.56

(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

Fees payable is based on per PDC.

The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for ELP Diploma (ICT)

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the ITE or the Operational Ready Date (ORD) for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply.

Job Role

Associate System Administrator / Technical Support Associate

Feeder Programmes


  • Info-Communications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration)
  • Info-Communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing) 

Higher NITEC in

  • Mobile Unified Communications
  • e-Business Programming
  • Information Technology
  • Cyber & Network Security
  • Business Information System

Other relevant IT/technology-related Higher NITEC / NITEC programmes

GPA Requirement

  • GPA≥ 2.0 for NITEC graduates
  • No GPA requirement for Higher NITEC graduates

Eligibility Criteria for ELP Sign-on Incentive

Only for Singapore Citizens who are fresh ITE or Polytechnic graduates hired by Participating Companies and officially commenced ELP within 3 years of graduation or ORD.

Apply Now

Please submit your application through the link below.

Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 

1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Colour-scanned, front & back of NRIC (filename: NRIC-YourName.pdf)
3. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
4. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
5. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)

Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired and placed on the ELP by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the ELP Courses.


Companies who are interested to find out how this ELP can support your organisation’s talent development plan may contact the following personnel for more information:

Mr Tan Ban Soon | 6780 5138 | bansoon@tp.edu.sg

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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