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Course Overview

This course aims to provide you with practical knowledge in gerontology and nutrition, to support older adults. The course explores ageing issues and solutions in terms of meeting the needs, aspirations and desires of the ageing population while promoting healthy, active ageing. You will learn the impact of lifestyle on health in preventing disease and complications. Dietary management is a critical component at every stage of life.

Entry Requirements

  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, aged 21 & above
  • 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

  • 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 taking up roles such as programme planning executive, healthcare/community care assistant, health educator, dietetics technician, nutrition assistant and food service associate.

What You'll Learn

Subject Name Subject Description

Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Nutrition for Ageing Well)

The aim of this course is to equip participants with practical knowledge in gerontology and nutrition, to support older adults. Participants will be exposed to a broad range of knowledge and skills in a variety of functional areas, to help them link learning across different domains. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to support the food, nutrition and healthcare industries specifically in the area of the ageing population.


Certificate in Facilitation of Healthy Ageing

  • Perspectives on Ageing
  • Programme Planning for Health Promotion with Older Adults
  • Public Health & Older Adults


Certificate in Geriatric Nutrition & Therapeutic Diets

  • Nutritional Requirements for Older Adults
  • Nutrition Screening & Assessment for Older Adults
  • Personalised Therapeutic Diets for Older Adults

Career Readiness

Career Readiness

This module focuses on one’s personal and career management, as well as employability skills. It develops the understanding of one’s career profile and skills needed for career success, and provides one with the qualities to remain relevant in a changing job market environment. It emphasizes career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability. In addition, participants will learn how to prepare career documents such as a résumé, cover letter and be better prepared for interviews.

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

This workshop that will walk participants through the latest tools of the digital world. Through hands-on training and group activities, participants will learn how to harness these digital tools to build digital confidence.


What you will learn

  • Learn how to hunt for the best deals online, in Singapore and overseas so that you do not miss the next sale. Split bills among friends without exchanging physical money, and while doing so, ensure that your passwords, credit card numbers and accounts are never compromised.
  • Run a virtual garage sale and earn some money in the process. Learn the techniques of digital and social media marketing to make sure that your sale is well advertised.
  • Collaborate virtually with colleagues on your next project. Manage task lists, documents and communications securely while your team works together in separate locations, even time zones.

Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act

Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act

The course will train participants to identify key legislative and regulatory requirements under the PDPA and will look at the role of the Data Protection Officer and how to manage data breaches.


What you will learn

  • Identify key legislative and regulatory requirements under the PDPA including the 9 key obligations under the PDPA, the provisions relating to “Do Not Call
  • Manage data breaches through case study.


Participant Pre- requisites

Participants are assumed to be able to:

  • Understand relevant organisational strategies, objectives, culture, policies, processes and products / services;
  • Have information gathering skills to gather and collate necessary data;
  • Have analytical skills to assess policies and procedures;
  • Have business writing skills to prepare management report;
  • Have interpersonal and communication skills to interact with relevant stakeholders;
  • Have facilitation skills to ask the right questions to elicit necessary information; and
  • Be aware of compliance requirements of organisation.

Design Thinking in Action - The SEE Cycle

Design Thinking in Action - The SEE Cycle

This course will help non-designers sift through the jargon and gain insight into the cyclical and highly iterative creative thinking process. Participants will be encouraged to adopt an open and expansive mindset that will embrace productive failure, risk-taking and deep inquiry


What you will learn

  • 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

Industry Project/Industry Attachment

This programme involves project-based learning, where you are required to be either attached to companies or work on real-life projects for companies or centres, related to your course of study. You are expected to undertake various activities discussed with and assigned by the supervisors or participating host organisations. The programme enables you to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the course of your study to address practical problems in the real workplace.


Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

March 2022


6 months | Full day training

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 – Select “Individual” and click “Sign Up via SingPass”. Once you are registered, you will be directed back to the Sign Up page to login with your account details to access the Online Application Portal.

If you already have an account, select “Individual” and click “Sign In via SingPass” to login with your account details to access the Online Application Portal.


Step 2 – Refer to the User Manual here (also found on the Online Application Portal) & follow the instructions accordingly.


Note: Payment will not be required upon registration.

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: S$14,569.12


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

  • 67881212
  • 8.30am – 6.00pm (Mon – Thu)

    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

    Due to Safe Management Measures, our office is currently closed.

    Please call or email us your enquiry.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • 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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