Overview

In support of lifelong learning and skills mastery, a range of flexible, modular and bite-sized learning option is now available for you! 

 

Our Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) enable individuals to acquire new skills or deepen specific skills as their careers progress, without the need to pursue a full qualification. These SBMCs provides greater flexibility and accessibility to CET for working adults, in recognition of the high opportunity cost incurred in upgrading because of the multiple demands they have to juggle.

 

There are 2 types of Skills-Based Modular Courses:

FAQs for Stackable Modular Courses

What are the minimum entry requirements?

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Applicants applying for modular courses will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.

Diploma courses

‘O’ Levels
  • 3 relevant ‘O’ Level passes and 3 years of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec
  • GPA ≥3.5 and 2 years of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

  • 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

  • GPA ≥3.5 with 2 years of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

  • Relevant WSQ Qualification with 3 years of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) and Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)

Post-Diploma Courses

  • at least a Polytechnic diploma
     

To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to the course, you may refer to the website here.

What if I do not meet the minimum entry requirements? Can I still apply for the modular course?

What if I do not meet the minimum entry requirements? Can I still apply for the modular course?

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but are assessed by Temasek Polytechnic as potentially suitable candidates, may at the discretion of the Polytechnic, be considered for written and/or oral assessments conducted by TP. TP reserves the right to accept candidates based on their performance at this assessment.

Can I apply for CET courses if I am a work pass/dependent’s pass/long-term visit pass holder?

Can I apply for CET courses if I am a work pass/dependent’s pass/long-term visit pass holder?

Students are required to hold a valid pass for the duration of the course. Students have to bear the full risk of non-completion should their pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.

What is the course duration of the modular course?

What is the course duration of the modular course?

The duration of the modular course range from 30 hours to 90 hours, including both contact and non-contact (self-learning) hours.  Upon successful completion of the assessments for the modular course, individuals would be awarded a “Statement of Results”.

What is the frequency of class for modular course?

What is the frequency of class for modular course?

The duration of each modular course is approximately 6 months, with lessons usually being held once a week, from 7pm to 10pm on weekdays and/or 9am to 1pm on Saturday.  Lesson schedule are subject to change. You will receive your course timetable about 1 month before the course commences.

Are the modular courses of the same rigour as the modules in the full qualification?

Are the modular courses of the same rigour as the modules in the full qualification?

Yes. Trainees pursuing the modular courses may be placed together in the same class and be required to attempt the same assessments.

How many modular courses can I take?

How many modular courses can I take?

There is no cap on the number of modular courses that Singapore Citizens can take and be funded for. 

Will I be able to take all the modular courses I have selected?

Will I be able to take all the modular courses I have selected?

Modular course will be allocated based on availability and no clash in the lesson schedule. Students may not be allocated all their selected/preferred subjects. 

Can I stack up the modular courses to the full diploma or post-diploma courses?

Can I stack up the modular courses to the full diploma or post-diploma courses?

For students registered as a modular student and are doing our Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs), you can stack up passed modular courses towards a Modular Certificate/Post-Diploma Certificate, and subsequently to a full qualification. Credits earned from the modular courses could count towards the attainment of the full qualification within the validity period.

For more information, please contact your Programme Officer.

When will application for modular courses begin?

When will application for modular courses begin?

Modular courses are run in April and/or October of each year. Applications for the April intake starts in early November and October intake starts in early May. 

How do I get more information on the next run of the modular courses?

How do I get more information on the next run of the modular courses?

Interested applicants may register their interest by subscribing to email updates to get course updates via email. You may consider following TSA’s facebook page for news and updates on the courses too.

How do I register for the modular courses?

How do I register for the modular courses?

Apply online via https://bluesky.tp.edu.sg/WebUIPTC/PTC/PTOAS/PTOASLogin.aspx

Step 1: Enter NRIC/ Passport No

Step 2: Select the course and commencement date.

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

Step 4: Select, rank your preference for the selected modular course(s) and indicate the number of modular course(s) you wish to take. Please note that the modular course(s) start date(s) denotes the semester start date.

Step 5: Make declaration and submit online application

What documents are required for the application?

What documents are required for the application?
  • NRIC/ Passport/ Work Permit
  • Academic qualifications  (Certificates and Transcripts)
  • Other supporting documents

Submit ALL required supporting documents within 1 week from the date of your online application. Documents can be submitted via email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg . We will not be able to consider applicants with incomplete document submission for the application.

When will applicants be notified of the application outcome?

When will applicants be notified of the application outcome?

Applicants will be notified during and following the period of application as course offering is an ongoing process.

Is there subsidy for modular courses?

Is there subsidy for modular courses?

Eligible Singapore Citizens (SCs) pay nett fee after MOE subsidy.  There is no cap on the number of modular courses SCs can receive subsidies for, ie. SCs will receive the same level of subsidy as for the equivalent full diploma or post-diploma programme. There is no subsidy for repeat modular courses.

Singapore Permanent Residents are not eligible for course fee subsidy for some modular courses. 

Please refer to the course brochures of the specific course here for the fee payable.

What are the payment procedures if I am eligible for MOE subsidy?

What are the payment procedures if I am eligible for MOE subsidy?

You do not need to apply for MOE subsidy. TP will bill you the subsidized fee amount, depending on your subsidy eligibility level when you are offered admission to the course. 

When do I make payment for the course fee?

When do I make payment for the course fee?

You are required to make full course fee payment by the payment deadline when you are offered admission to the modular course(s). This is to enable us to confirm your place. Payment of course fee is taken as acceptance into the course.

Can I pay for my modular courses fee using Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)?

Can I pay for my modular courses fee using Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)?

You can use the PSEA for to pay your modular  course fee. Applicants should call the Edusave Phone Enquiry System at 6260 0777 to check if you have sufficient funds in PSEA before submitting the request to TP.

What are the modes of payment for the course fee?

What are the modes of payment for the course fee?

You may pay your course fees via the following options:

  1. AXS (applicable to self-paying individuals only)
  2. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
  3. Electronic Payment (applicable to sponsoring companies only)
  4. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

The detailed payment instructions would be included in the invoice issued with the offer letter.

Can I withdraw from the course and get a refund after making payment?

Can I withdraw from the course and get a refund after making payment?

Please note our withdrawal and refund policy below. The course commencement date is the 1st day of the semester.

Withdrawal notices received Refund amount
At least 14 calendar days before commencement of course/subject A full refund less an administrative fee of $50 or 10% of the course fee charged, whichever is higher.
Within 14 calendar days preceding the commencement of course/subject 50% of the fee charged will be forfeited.
After the commencement of the course/subject No refund will be made.

The insurance fee is non-refundable.

Is there any financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?

Is there any financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?

There is currently no financial aid or incentives for modular course students.

What is the attendance requirement for each modular course?

What is the attendance requirement for each modular course?

The minimum attendance requirement for students is at least 50%* overall attendance for face-to-face sessions for each modular course. Leave of Absence (LOA), Medical Certificate and absence without reason are within the 50% allowance.

What are the modes of assessment for modular course?

What are the modes of assessment for modular course?

The programme offers a blend of traditional learning methods such as face-to-face classroom interactions, along with self-directed learning and/or e-learning (estimated at 15% of contact hours). Students will be assessed based on assignments, class tests and written exams.

Can I choose not to sit for examinations?

Can I choose not to sit for examinations?

Examinations are compulsory, unless the modular course is a Continuous Assessment Module. Examinations are conducted at the end of each semester while the term tests are held within the semester.

Can I repeat the modular courses?

Can I repeat the modular courses?

Yes, you can repeat the failed modular course provided it is offered in that semester and there is no clash in schedule and approved by TP.

Is there supplementary examination for the failed modular course?

Is there supplementary examination for the failed modular course?

There is no supplementary examination for the failed modular course.

Is there subsidy for the repeat modular course?

Is there subsidy for the repeat modular course?

There is no subsidy for the repeat modular course.  You are required to pay the full fee for the repeat modular course.

What qualification do I get if I complete a modular course?

What qualification do I get if I complete a modular course?

You will receive a “Statement of Results”.

If I have further enquiries, who can I contact?

If I have further enquiries, who can I contact?

You can email your enquiries to tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg  or call our hotline at: 6788 1212 

You can refer to MOE’s website for the set of FAQs on Continuing Education Training.

Please refer to TSA website for the latest updated information.

FAQs for Standalone Modular Courses

What are the minimum entry requirements?

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Applicants applying for modular courses will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.

Diploma courses

‘O’ Levels
  • 3 relevant ‘O’ Level passes and 3 years of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec
  • GPA ≥3.5 and 2 years of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

  • 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

  • GPA ≥3.5 with 2 years of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

  • Relevant WSQ Qualification with 3 years of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) and Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)

Post-Diploma Courses

  • at least a Polytechnic diploma

What if I do not meet the minimum entry requirements? Can I still apply for the standalone modular course?

What if I do not meet the minimum entry requirements? Can I still apply for the standalone modular course?

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but are assessed by Temasek Polytechnic as potentially suitable candidates, may at the discretion of the Polytechnic, be considered for written and/or oral assessments conducted by TP. TP reserves the right to accept candidates based on their performance at this assessment.

What is the course duration of the standalone modular course?

What is the course duration of the standalone modular course?

The duration of the standalone modular unit course range from 30 hours to 90 hours, including both contact and non-contact (self-learning) hours. 

How many standalone modular courses can I take?

How many standalone modular courses can I take?

There is no cap on the number of standalone modular unit courses that Singapore Citizens can take and be funded for. 

Will I be able to take all the standalone modular courses I have selected?

Will I be able to take all the standalone modular courses I have selected?

Standalone Modular unit course will be allocated based on availability and no clash in the lesson schedule. Students may not be allocated all their selected/preferred subjects. 

Can I stack up the standalone modular courses to the full diploma or post-diploma courses?

Can I stack up the standalone modular courses to the full diploma or post-diploma courses?

No, standalone modules are not stackable to any existing part-time full qualification programme or post-diploma courses. 

How do I register for the standalone modular courses?

How do I register for the standalone modular courses?

Apply online via  https://bluesky.tp.edu.sg/WebUIPTC/PTC/PTOAS/PTOASLogin.aspx

Step 1: Enter NRIC/ Passport No

Step 2: Select the course and commencement date.

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

Step 4: Make declaration and submit online application

What documents are required for the application?

What documents are required for the application?
  • NRIC/ Passport/ Work Permit
  • Academic qualifications  (Certificates and Transcripts)
  • Other supporting documents

Submit ALL required supporting documents within 1 week from the date of your online application. Documents can be submitted via email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg. We will not be able to consider applicants with incomplete document submission for the application.

When will applicants be notified of the application outcome?

When will applicants be notified of the application outcome?

Applicants will be notified during and following the period of application as course offering is an ongoing process.

Is there subsidy for standalone modular courses?

Is there subsidy for standalone modular courses?

Eligible Singapore Citizens (SCs) pay nett fee after MOE subsidy.  There is no cap on the number of standalone modular courses SCs can receive subsidies.  There is no subsidy for repeat standalone modular courses.  Singapore Permanent Residents are not eligible for course fee subsidy for standalone modular courses. 

What are the payment procedures if I am eligible for MOE subsidy?

What are the payment procedures if I am eligible for MOE subsidy?

You do not need to apply for MOE subsidy. TP will bill you the subsidized fee amount, depending on your subsidy eligibility level when you are offered admission to the course. 

When do I make payment for the course fee?

When do I make payment for the course fee?

You are required to make full course fee payment by the payment deadline when you are offered admission to the standalone modular course.  This is to enable us to confirm your place. Payment of course fee is taken as acceptance into the course.

Can I pay for my standalone modular course fee using Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)?

Can I pay for my standalone modular course fee using Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)?

You can use the PSEA for to pay your standalone modular course fee. Applicants should call the Edusave Phone Enquiry System at 6260 0777 to check if you have sufficient funds in PSEA before submitting the request to TP. 

What are the modes of payment for the course fee?

What are the modes of payment for the course fee?

You may pay your course fees via the following options:

  1. AXS (applicable to self-paying individuals only)
  2. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
  3. Electronic Payment (applicable to sponsoring companies only)
  4. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

The detailed payment instructions would be included in the invoice issued with the offer letter.

Is there any financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?

Is there any financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?

There is currently no financial aid or incentives for standalone modular course.

I am a Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme recipient. Can I apply for Training Allowance?

I am a Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme recipient. Can I apply for Training Allowance?

If you sign up for standalone modular course on your own (without the support of your employer), you may claim TA of $6 per training hour subject to terms and conditions. Please visit WSG's website for more details.

To qualify for TA, you will need to meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% for each module as part of the terms and conditions for Workfare's scheme.

 

What is the attendance requirement for standalone modular course?

What is the attendance requirement for standalone modular course?

The minimum attendance requirement for participants is 75% overall attendance for the standalone modular course. Leave of Absence (LOA), Medical Certificate and absence without reason are within the 75% allowance.

What are the modes of assessment for standalone modular course?

What are the modes of assessment for standalone modular course?

Participants will be assessed based on assignment, hands-on project, or written test.

Can I choose not to sit for assessment?

Can I choose not to sit for assessment?

We recommend you complete all formative assessment within your course.

Can I repeat the standalone modular course?

Can I repeat the standalone modular course?

Yes, you can repeat the standalone modular course(s) in the next intake (if available).

Is there subsidy for the repeat standalone modular course?

Is there subsidy for the repeat standalone modular course?

There is no subsidy for the repeat standalone modular course.  You are required to pay the full fee for the repeat standalone modular course. 

What qualification do I get if I complete the standalone modular course?

What qualification do I get if I complete the standalone modular course?

You will receive a “Certificate of Accomplishment”. 

If I have further enquiries, who can I contact?

If I have further enquiries, who can I contact?

You can email your enquiries to tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg  or call our hotline at: 6788 1212 

You can refer to MOE’s website for the set of FAQs on Continuing Education Training.

Please refer to TSA website for the latest updated information.

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