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Course Overview

The Singapore Halal Industry is burgeoning, with more than 4000 certificates issued in 2019. It is expected to grow in tandem with the growing global Halal industry due to the rise global Muslim population.


With the increasing acceptance of the concept of Halal by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, this comes as a boom for the industries like food manufacturing and food & beverages. To leverage the global Halal market, businesses will need to understand basic food science and Halal certification-related matters to ensure compliance with the Halal Certification requirements.


Therefore, this course aims to fast-track learners in gaining foundational competencies in the areas of food science, Halal Industry and Halal certification.

Entry Requirements

A basic understanding of Halal concepts will be advantageous.

Who Should Attend

Personnel with a supervisory role in a food service or food manufacturing industry who are tasked to manage and maintain their Halal certification application.

What You'll Learn

This course aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to better manage and maintain their Halal certification through foundational knowledge of food science, the Halal industry and certification requirement and compliance.


1. Overview of the Halal Industry


Learners will have an overview of the global Halal and Halal Certification industry, the recent development, emerging trends and the pandemic and their impact. With this knowledge, the learners will be able to develop the following skills: 

  • Describe the Halal market and food demands globally and locally 
  • Identify trends that can impact their businesses 
  • Identify opportunities for business growth 
  • Identify the Halal governance framework  


2. Basics of Food Science & Technology


This module provides a general overview of food science and technology and equips learners with the basic knowledge and skills to: 

  • Explain the basics of food chemistry in terms of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats. 
  • Identify various food additives used in food product development 
  • Explain the concepts of food microbiology 
  • Discuss the latest food processing technologies and trends in packaging. 
  • Explain various diagnostics techniques to detect Alcohol and Porcine DNA in various food matrices 


3. Introduction to Singapore Halal Certification


Learners will have a complete understanding of the Muis Halal Standards, Halal certification conditions and requirements. With this knowledge, the learners will be able to develop the following skills: 

  • Identify suitable ingredients for Halal food production  
  • Conduct Halal traceability and verification of ingredients, raw materials and processing aids 
  • Identify the appropriate schemes, depending on the nature of business 


4. Develop a Halal Quality Management System


As part of the Muis Halal Certification requirements, companies will need to develop a Halal system to maintain compliance with the certification conditions. Learners will have a complete understanding of the Singapore Muis Halal Quality Management System (HalMQ) and be able to: 

  • Identify suitable personnel for the Halal Team 
  • Identify Halal threats to processes and their control measures 
  • Ascertain risk levels of Halal threats and assign the appropriate monitoring systems 
  • Develop corrective actions to restore control  


5. Develop an Internal Halal Audit System


The purpose of an internal Halal audit is to ensure the fulfilment of businesses’ objectives for Halal Certification and compliance with relevant standards and regulations through a system of checks. In addition, the internal Halal audit can facilitate companies in identifying areas to streamline processes and optimize resources. This module empowers learners with the knowledge and skills to: 

  • Develop an internal Halal audit programme based on the PDCA approach 
  • Identify suitable methodologies to gather audit evidence 
  • Suggest system improvements based on case scenarios provided





3 Written tests










Participants who meet at least 75% of the required course attendance and attempt the assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Performance.

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Course Contact

  • 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 (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4

    21 Tampines Avenue 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.