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Course Overview

The programme provides those interested in exploring aquaculture entrepreneurship with essential knowledge of transforming an idea into a viable aquaculture venture or start-up. Through 580 hours of broad-based knowledge and intensive skill learning in aquaculture, participants would acquire a professional attitude and competency to perform aquaculture activities, such as animal care and husbandry, health monitoring, best practices in aquaculture and basic aquaculture facility operations and maintenance using concepts of aquaculture engineering.

Entry Requirements

  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, aged 21 & above
  • 3 Relevant ‘O’ Level passes and 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Higher Nitec and 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Nitec GPA ≥3.5 and 2 years of relevant working experience
  • Higher Nitec in Technology/Services and 1 year of relevant working experience
  • Nitec in Technology/Services of GPA ≥3.5 with 2 years of relevant working experience
  • 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) WSQ Qualification


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

  • Singapore Citizens / PRs aged 21 and above
  • Individuals who are able to commit to the training programme on a full-time basis


In addition, the target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:

a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 / 2021 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 / 2021 and are entering the labour force.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the course, graduates can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as:

  • Aquaculturist
  • Aquaculture Entrepreneur

What You'll Learn

Subject Name Subject Description
Professional Certificate in Aquaculture Entrepreneurship The programme provides those interested in exploring aquaculture entrepreneurship with essential knowledge of transforming an idea into a viable aquaculture venture or start-up
  • Aquaculture Engineering and Sustainable Production Systems
  • Aquaculture Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding
  • Aquaculture Health and Disease Prevention
  • Aquaculture Sustainability
  • Experiential skill-based learning
Executive Entrepreneurship Programme This 27-hour programme that enables the participants to gain an understanding of the basic principles necessary to start and operate a business. This entrepreneurship programme is designed for individuals who have an interest in developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to become successful entrepreneurs. The programme will value add to the participant’s entrepreneur journey.
  • Starting a new business
  • Fail to plan, plan to fail
  • Branding and marketing your business
  • Finding start up fund
  • Fixing bolts and nuts of a business plan
Design Thinking in Action - The SEE Cycle If you are an entrepreneur, educator or PMET seeking revolutionary breakthroughs in creative thinking and innovation, you will benefit from this course. Going beyond conventional design thinking courses, this unique 3-step framework breaks down and demystifies the process of creative ideation that promotes originality, while encouraging out-of-the-box thinking. The SEE Cycle will help you sift through the jargon and gain insight into the cyclical and highly iterative creative thinking process. You will be encouraged to adopt an open and expansive mindset that will embrace risk-taking and deep inquiry. You will also understand the importance of human centricity as you develop multiple options to address issues and pain-points of your business or organization.
  • Overview Of Design Thinking
  • Introduction To The SEE Cycle
  • Beginning With The Right Mind-set
  • Presenting The Design Challenge
  • The Power Of Empathy
  • Identifying the Issue
  • Deconstruction and Reconstruction
  • Presentation and Critique
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Discovering the Impossible
  • Distilling the Best
  • Validating Viable Options
  • Presentation and Critique
  • Summary and Conclusion
Innovation in Advertising Today’s advertising agencies not only promote products, they also include innovation with product creation in their creative process. Learn how to stay ahead by identifying trends and innovate in the ever-changing advertising industry.
  • Distinguish consumer trends in advertising
  • Analyze user research data
  • Interpret consumer trends
  • Generate trend-driven ideas
  • Recommend ideas in a proposal
Social Media Strategy Learn different aspects of social media from content strategies to viral videos. Understand best practices for each social media and learn how to build relationship between brands and consumers.
  • Differentiate types of social media platforms for marketing
  • Develop a strategic social media plan
  • Create content for social media engagement
  • Apply best practices for publishing social media content
  • Evaluate social media campaign

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

March 2022


6 months

Lessons will be conducted online in synchronous/asynchronous or face-to-face mode

Register Interest

Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online. Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.
Step 2 - Select OFD and course commencement date.
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).
Step 4 (if applicable) - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.
Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Singapore Citizens / PRs aged 21 and above S$500.00

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here.


Full Course fee before subsidy: $19,915.00

Please take note of the following requirements in order to be eligible for the subsidy:


1) Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.


2) The programme allows trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.

Contact Details

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  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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