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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

The minimum entry requirement is at least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma.


Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Fresh diploma graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in the areas of corporate secretaryship as well as corporate governance; and
  • Diploma graduates who have been employed as company secretaries who wish to acquire knowledge and skills to enhance their job relevance

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma, participants are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM035 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.

BCLM036 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.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM037 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.

BCLM038 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.

Modes of Assessment


  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
  • Projects
  • Quizzes/Tests
  • Written examinations

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, participants can expect to work as Corporate Secretarial Executives, Corporate Secretarial Managers or Assistant Company, or Company Secretaries of private companies. The knowledge gained is directly applicable in the work context. Company secretaries with some working experience who are keen to gain greater insight in company secretaryship and governance will benefit from this programme as well.

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

17 April 2023

9 November 2022 – 11 January 2023

1 Year


Course Fees

Course Fees per Post-Diploma Certificate

Fees Type Course Fees per PDC
(w GST) 

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$295.32
Aged below 40 S$436.56
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$304.56
Others & Repeat Students S$2,889.00
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,192.32
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$308.64
Others & Repeat Students S$2,967.84

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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

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A, 
    Level 3, Unit 81
    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 course with low enrolment.

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