WSQ Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts

Overview

This programme is designed to inculcate passion for the culinary arts in students and prepare them for professional careers in the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes Dates Application deadline for International Applicants
WSQ Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts January 2018 Start: 15 January 2018

End: 13 January 2019

15 December 2017
April 2018 Start: 16 April 2018

End: 7 April 2019

15 March 2018
July 2018 Start: 16 July 2018

End: 7 July 2019

15 June 2018
October 2018 Start: 8 October 2018

End: 6 October 2019

7 September 2018

i. Commencement date may be subjected to change. Kindly contact the Student Administration for more information.

Mode of Study

Full Time

The average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:40 for theory lessons and 1:20 for practical lessons.

Assessment Framework

Theory and practical examinations, practical exercises, presentations, written assignments, projects and class participation.

Duration & Structure

12 months consisting of:

6-month Institutional Training

Students will be expected to complete 16 subjects. The programme consists of 28 to 36 instructional hours per week spread over 2 terms of 10 weeks each, excluding exam and break weeks.

Optional 6-month Industrial Attachment1

The industrial attachment component combines practical training with hands-on experience that will prepare students well in future careers in the hospitality industry. Students will be placed with approved industry training partners of their choice and a monthly training allowance will be provided during the period of attachment.

1Industrial attachment placement in Singapore for international students is not guaranteed and will be subjected to approval of relevant passes by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). In the event that the application of the relevant passes is unsuccessful, international students will be placed in a hotel or F&B establishment approved by SHATEC back in their home countries.

Certification

WSQ Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Outline

First Term#

  • WSQ Maintain Quality Control Procedures
  • WSQ Maintain Food and Beverage Production Environment
  • WSQ Prepare Mise En Place 1
  • WSQ Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environment
  • WSQ Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  • WSQ Demonstrate Basic Moist Heat Cooking Methods
  • WSQ Demonstrate Basic Dry Heat Cooking Methods

Second Term#

  • WSQ Prepare Mise En Place 2
  • WSQ Make Vegetable Preparations
  • WSQ Prepare Basic Western Stocks and Soups
  • WSQ Prepare Western Foundation Sauces
  • WSQ Prepare Western Cold Sauces
  • WSQ Prepare Basic Western Egg and Dairy Products
  • WSQ Prepare Basic Western Grains and Legumes
  • WSQ Prepare Cold Plates and Garnishes
  • Practicum

# Subjects may be taught in a different semester of study listed. Students will be issued booklists and timetables at the start of each term for updated subject listings.

I. Click here to view subject synopses

Entry Requirements
WSQ Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (HCA) Entry Requirements English Proficiency Requirements
Singaporeans / Singapore PR Applicant International Applicant
  • At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:
    • Pass in GCE ‘N’ Level English
    • Level 5 in WPLN
    • Band 5.0 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 61 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test

OR

  • A pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification will be recognized as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements
  • Minimum 2 GCE ‘N’ Level / Pass in NITEC
  • Successful interview
  • Successfully completed minimum 10 years of formal education.
  • Successful interview
Programme Fees

PROGRAMME FEES

WSQ Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (HCA) Singaporean / Singapore PR
International
Full Course Fee (Before GST) $7,260.00 $9,667.29
SSG Grant1 $6,534.00 N.A.
Nett Course Fee (Before GST) $726.00 $9,667.29
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $50.82 $676.71
Supplementary Fee(Including GST) $856.00 $856.00
Total Nett Course Fee Payable3
(Including GST)
$1,632.82 $11,200.00
Additional Funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)4 $363.00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from WTS            $1,269.82 N.A.

1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 90% SSG funding for all WSQ Certificate level programmes. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2Supplementary fees (where applicable) are non-tuition fees which may include pre-admission medical checkup services (where applicable for locals), 2 sets of training apparel, toolkits and other essential training items.

3Singaporeans may also utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credits (where applicable) 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 www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

4The WTS is for Singaporeans aged 35 years and above (13 years old and above for Persons With Disabilities) and who earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.00.

MISCELLANEOUS FEESa  

Description When Payable Amount(incld. GST)
Singaporean/ Singapore PR International
Application Fees Upon application
(Non-refundable)
130.00 350.00
iPASS Upon admission
(Non-refundable)
NA 400.00
SHATEC English Testb Upon admission
(if applicable)
60.00
Re-Admission Fees Upon admission
(if applicable)
60.00
Re-Examination
(per  WSQ module or SHATEC theory subject)
Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00
Re-Examination
(per SHATEC practical subject)
214.00
Re-Examination with Tutorial
(minimum of 2 hours)
214.00 for first 2 hour block

107.00/subsequent hour or part thereof

Kitchen Based Practical Practice
(fees do not include ingredients)
Upon registration of Practical Practice 53.50 for first 4 hour block

16.05/ subsequent hour or part thereof

Review / Remarking of Examination Paper
(per theory subject)
Upon registration for review / remarking 53.50
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Replacement of Student ID Upon provision of service 5.35
Replacement of Practicum / Industrial Attachment Log Book 10.70

aMiscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. Miscellaneous fees are generally out of pocket expenses which cannot be offset by PSEA or SkillsFuture Credits.

bSHATEC English Test is only registered where the student does not fulfil the English requirements required by SHATEC during application.

cAll prices quoted are accurate at time of print but may be subjected to changes without notice.


Student Administration

Tel: (65) 6415 3510 / 519 / 528 / 554
Email: enrolment@shatec.sg


Brochure and Application Form