WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services
(Culinary Arts), Part-Time

Mode of Study:

6 months

Available Intakes:
May 2023
June 2023
July 2023
August 2023
October 2023

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SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd (UEN: 198301550C) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) and/or SkillsFuture Funding. The WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) is a standalone qualification offered on part-time basis.

The funding support period for the WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) is 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2025.

Available Intakes


Commencement Date

Completion Date

Course Schedule


6 May 2023

14 October 2023

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


18 June 2023

26 November 2023

Runs every Sunday 9am – 6pm


1 July 2023

9 December 2023

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


12 August 2023

3 February 2024

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


28 October 2023

4 May 2024

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm

Admission Requirements


WPLN 4 / WSQ Certificate in Food Services / NITEC / Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis


Successful Interview

(Interview may be waived for applicants who has successfully completed any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s) or prior work experience in any field.)

International applicant must have a valid work pass through the entire course.


A pass in any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s) will also be recognised as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements.


Able to speak, listen, read and write English at a proficiency level not lower than the Employability Skills WSQ Level 4 Workplace Literacy (WPL).

Programme Outline

  1. Fundamentals of Western Cooking
    • Western Dry-Heat Dish Preparation and Cooking L2
    • Western Moist-Heat Dish Preparation and Cooking L2
    • Seafood Storage and Fabrication L2
  2. Speciality Cuisines
    • Specialty Cuisine Preparation and Cooking L2
    • Workplace Safety and Healthfor Food and Beverage Operations L2
  3. Pastry and Baking Techniques
    • Pastry Preparation L2

Programme Competencies

  • Prepare standard Western dry-heat dishes with menu based presentations
  • Prepare standard Western moist-heat dishes with menu based presentations
  • Fabricate seafood parts for various usage and purposes
  • Prepare standard specialty cuisine dishes with menu based presentations
  • Support organizational workplace safety and health (WSH) by conducting checks according to work plans and instructions
  • Bake basic level pastry products


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a
Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Fees

Course Fee Payable after SkillsFuture Funding (where applicable), inclusive of 8% GST

Singaporean below 40 years old / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holders

Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above

International Applicants









Non SME-Sponsored





  • Course fee payable include essential training items.
  • Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG (Baseline) Course Fee Grant. With effect from 1 October 2021, this training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders. The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens (SCs) with (i) at least one SC child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the SC sponsor is able to support the family. LTVP+ holders will be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.
  • The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES) is applicable for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above for up to 90% of course fees. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website
  • SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) offers additional support for SMEs in the form of higher course fee subsidies. SMEs enjoy SkillsFuture funding of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees to attend courses supported by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). With effect from 1 January 2022, SSG will introduce a fixed Absentee Payroll (AP) rate at $4.50 per hour, with a $100,000 cap on the maximum AP funding each organisation can claim each calendar year. For more information on ETSS and AP please refer to
  • Singaporeans may utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to offset total net course fee payable.
  • All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website sg/creditto choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). NTUC members from 40 years and above enjoy up to $500 per year. For more information and terms and conditions, please refer to

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