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Course Overview

A corporate secretary has one of the most crucial roles in keeping a company thriving and successful. If you are detail-oriented and desire to help a corporation flourish with your organisational skills, this course will provide you with the skillsets to establish a career as a corporate secretary.


Corporate secretaries play a key role in helping companies comply with legal and regulatory requirements by overseeing a range of compliance, filing and regulatory administration responsibilities. In this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform the role of a corporate secretary, with an emphasis on the practical and procedural aspects of the corporate governance and administration of a company. You will also learn how to advise 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

17 April 2023

9 November 2022 – 11 January 2023

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

Fees Type Course Fees per PDC
(w GST)

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$359.52
Aged below 40 S$539.28
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$371.28
Repeat Students S$3,608.04
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,477.44
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$389.28
Repeat Students S$3,693.60

Course fees payable is based on per Post-Diploma Certificate.

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

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

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Course Contact

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    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/wsp
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    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 a course with low enrolment.