As businesses increasingly recognise the importance of sustainability and have to comply with the government’s sustainability reporting requirements by 2025, there is a growing demand for professionals who possess both digital skills and knowledge of managing sustainability initiatives. Businesses can also leverage on digital tools to implement sustainable practises and drive environmental and social impact while improving the bottom line. As sustainability is a global trend that reflects the urgent need to save the earth, this diploma can help working professionals stay informed about sustainability trends and practises, hence providing opportunities for personal growth and development.
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It will be the first part-time diploma in sustainability management from a business perspective for entry-level job seekers who want a strong foundation in digitalisation and sustainability management.
Provide broad-based training in the different areas of sustainability, enabled with digital skills.
Provide flexibility and versatility to handle the demands in different sustainability-related jobs.
3 relevant ‘O’ Level passes
and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
GPA ≥ 2.0 OR
GPA ≥ 1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
GPA ≥ 3.5 OR
GPA ≥ 3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
|Higher Nitec in Technology/Services
|GPA ≥ 2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
|Nitec in Technology/Services
|GPA ≥ 3.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
|Relevant WSQ Qualification with 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 2 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
This programme is suitable for upgraders from ITE and O levels and those who want a career switch to green job roles. Our diploma offers a range of sustainability-related subjects enabled with digital skills, making the programme unique for upgraders to transit to sustainability-related job functions across a whole spectrum of business operations.
Upon graduating from the course, graduates should be able to:
- understand sustainability management concepts and frameworks;
- use digital tools to analyse sustainability challenges facing organisations and develop strategies to address them;
- provide practical solutions in financial analysis and reporting for sustainable business practises;
- communicate effectively through storytelling using visualisation software on sustainability issues and solutions to stakeholders; and
- integrate digitalisation and sustainability skills to create and innovate sustainable management approaches and solutions.
To be awarded the Diploma in Business Practice (Sustainability Management) participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.
|Governance, Sustainability & Compliance
This subject will enable students to understand the concepts and importance of regulatory, governance, and compliance frameworks in relation to industry technological advances, key economic drivers, important industrial applications and ESG.
|Environmental Sustainability & Ethics
The subject covers sustainability principles, ethical considerations, and the PESTLE model to understand the external environment. The subject focuses on integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) into sustainability strategies. Students will learn to analyse and develop sustainable solutions that align with ethical principles and support the achievement of UNSDGs, equipping them to create sustainable and ethical outcomes in various organisational contexts.
|Management & Organisational Behaviour
This subject provides an introduction to the key management functions of planning, organising, leading, and controlling. It addresses the key determinants of human behaviour at the individual, group, and organisational levels. It presents a managerial approach to how organisational performance can be improved through effective management of people in broader social and cultural contexts.
|Supply Chain Management & Technology
The subject provides an overview of the relationships between supply chain management and logistics management and their impact on the success of organisations. It focuses on the major functional components in a supply chain and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the success of a business organisation. The application of technology will also be emphasised, as technology is a key driver of business operations in a sustainable supply chain.
|Change Management in Sustainability Transformation
The subject uses the lens of sustainability and organisational change as an anchor to develop a sustainability transformational model for business organisations. This approach of People, Process and Technology (PPT) framework will be applied to drive the organisation towards the adoption of sustainable practises in business to generate economic, social, and environmental outcomes in the long run.
|Business IT & Applications
This subject intends to equip working adults to be competent in using office automating tools. Emphasis is placed on creating hands-on training environment that enables participants to embrace business information technologies to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically driven workplace. Participants will learn how to integrate useful advanced features of spreadsheet and database tools to support business operations.
|Introduction to Sustainable Finance
The subject introduces students to sustainable finance products and services, as well as sustainability principles and frameworks to integrate into financial decisions. Students will also learn about emerging trends and developments to gain an understanding of opportunities in sustainable finance.
|Introduction to Sustainability Reporting
This subject covers the significance of sustainability reporting, the roles, expectations of key stakeholders, and the guiding principles of the reporting process. It will also introduce prominent global standards like the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standard and cover the processes of preparing and interpreting sustainability reports.
|Management Accounting & Finance
This subject introduces key management accounting and finance concepts required by students to make sound business decisions. Students will also learn fundamental management accounting concepts in business planning, decision-making, and cost control. Upon completion, students will become more effective decision-makers and make informed business decisions.
|Community & Stakeholder Engagement
This subject equips students with knowledge and skills necessary to engage communities and stakeholders in a meaningful and effective way. It covers topics such as identifying key stakeholders, building relationships with communities and stakeholders, managing conflicts, developing communication plans, and implementing effective engagement strategies, with the aim of building more sustainable and equitable relationships between organisations and the communities they serve.
|Sustainability in Media & Communication
This subject explores the vital intersection of sustainability, media, and communication. Students will learn about the role that media and communication play in shaping societal perspectives and values and how sustainability concepts can be integrated into these processes. Throughout the subject, students will also gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable media and communication, while critically reflecting on their own roles as communicators and media producers.
This subject explores sustainable marketing practises that can help improve the environment. It exposes students on different approaches to responsibly market their products and services in a way that helps both their business and the planet. Students will learn how to develop marketing strategies that align with their values and communicate their sustainability efforts effectively. They will also gain an understanding of how sustainability can be a source of brand loyalty through developing sustainable and responsible marketing strategies from a practical perspective.
The subject takes the form of a major project which allows students to apply the skills learned in the previous MCs. Students will integrate sustainability concepts and considerations into real-world projects, from planning and design to implementation and evaluation. Through case studies, industry visits, and industry guest speakers’ series, students will gain hands-on experience and develop skills and knowledge needed to create sustainable outcomes and positive impacts on the organisations, the environment and society.
This course equips graduates with digital skills as an enabler and knowledge in sustainability management, governance, sustainable finance, and communications engagement. With this, graduates will be able to expand their job roles and embark on a career path related to sustainability.
Upon completing the part-time diploma course, graduates can look forward to taking up the following types of roles:
- Associate/Executive/Specialist in Social Governance
- Associate/Executive/Specialist in Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Reporting
- Associate/Executive/Specialist in Marketing & Communications
- Senior Executive Communications (ESG/Sustainability)
- Sustainability Communication & Project Executive
Eugene graduated from the Australian National University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in International Law, as well as a Master’s in Sustainable Development from the University of Edinburgh in 2019.
Prior to joining Temasek Poly, Eugene was working in the civil service and various public sector agencies, and has close to eight years of experience in the field of International Relations. Of note, he had previously served as an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, working on transboundary haze pollution in the ASEAN region.
Apart from sustainability, the areas of international law and foreign affairs count among his key interests. Eugene is also a strong believer in lifelong learning and is extremely passionate about sharing experiences with adult learners. As the saying goes, learning never stops!
Ms Sharon Quek-Lee
CET course teaching in: Current TP lecturer TP Diploma in Business Practice (Business Administration) and TP Diploma in Business Practice (Sustainability Management)
Sharon graduated from Washington State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business Administration and a Global MBA from the University of Manchester in 2015.
Sharon has been teaching Economics, Finance and Business Management subjects to both PET and CET students at Temasek Polytechnic for the past 17 years. Prior to joining Temasek Poly, she had more than 10 years of work experience in various private sector organisations, working in areas of Business Development, Business Analysis, Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Research, Marketing and Operations.
Sharon has completed an industrial attachment stint with the UN Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), which supports the Singapore chapter of the World Bank Group’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). She believes in preserving the earth’s environment for the well-being of our current and future generations and the need to focus on the preservation and sustainability of the use of scarce natural resources.
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