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Course Overview

Companies in Singapore must comply with a broad range of legal and regulatory requirements. Corporate secretary helps the company comply with those requirements, by overseeing a range of compliance, filing and regulatory administration responsibilities.

You will learn the roles and responsibilities of a corporate secretary, with an emphasis on the practical and procedural aspects of the corporate governance and administration of a company.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform the role of a corporate secretary, including advising the board of directors on compliance with the laws and regulations relating to company administration.

Entry Requirements


Eligibility Criteria


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


The Sign-on Incentive is only applicable for Singapore Citizens.


Nanyang Polytechnic

●      Diploma in Accountancy & Finance

●      Diploma in Banking & Finance

●      Diploma in Business Management

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

●      Diploma in Accountancy

●      Diploma in Banking & Finance

●      Diploma in Business Studies (Finance Option)

Singapore Polytechnic

●      Diploma in Accountancy & Finance

●      Diploma in Banking & Finance

●      Diploma in Business Administration

Temasek Polytechnic

●      Diploma in Accountancy & Finance

●      Diploma in Business Studies

●      Diploma in Law & Management

Other relevant Business-related disciplines

What You'll Learn

The Specialist Diploma in Corporate Secretarial Practice comprises two Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) in specific domain areas as follows:

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1 Corporate Law

This subject introduces participants to the Singapore Companies Act and the legal structures of business organisations. Participants will be taught the legal requirements for the formation of companies and the effect of incorporation, as well as the concept and consequences of the company as a separate legal entity.

Knowledge and understanding of key aspects of capital markets and share capital, directors’ qualifications and duties and shareholder remedies will enable participants to carry out their functions with a clearer understanding of the administration of companies.

2 Corporate Secretaryship

This subject introduces participants to a company’s administration processes, including its internal regulations (constitution), convening of directors and shareholders meetings and the corporate regulatory compliance and disclosure obligations.

The application of content and skills is consolidated in drafting assignments that require participants to prepare notices for convening meetings, minutes of and resolutions passed at those meetings.

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1 Corporate Governance

This subject provides participants with an understanding of the governance framework and principles of corporate governance and best practices, as well as internal control risks management.

Participants will be introduced to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance, and will “deep dive” into boardroom composition and practices, the roles of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officers.

2 Corporate Financial Management

This subject introduces participants to corporate finance, management of working capital and the concepts of financial governance, corporate risk management and management performance measurement.

Participants will be introduced to the concepts of capital structure and capital costs, and corporate financial planning.

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Corporate Secretarial Practice upon successful completion of the following:


  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Corporate Law & Practice
  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Governance & Financial Management

Career Opportunities

At the entry level, the job position is a Corporate Secretarial Officer/Associate1. Upon completing the course under the Work-Study Programme, graduates can look forward to taking up some possible types of positions1:


  • Corporate Secretarial Executive
  • Corporate Secretarial Manager
  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Company Secretary


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


1Job titles may vary across companies

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

April and/or October


12 Months


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


1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
3. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
4. 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 successfully and placed on this programme by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the Work-Study Post-Diploma Courses.

Course Fees

Category PDC in Corporate Law and Practice 
PDC in Governance and Financial Management
SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40  S$371.28 S$371.28
Singapore Citizens aged below 40  S$539.28 S$539.28
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,425.24 S$1,425.24
Others & Repeat Students  S$3,556.68 S$3,556.68

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.

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