Diploma in Culinary Skills (Part-Time)

Supported by:
Singapore Tourism Board – SkillsFuture Study Award for Hotel Sector
Enterprise Singapore – SkillsFuture Study Award for Food Services Sector


This programme provides students with a holistic overview of the world of culinary arts as they learn culinary principles, management science, and contemporary dining concepts and cuisines, with real-life practice in industrial and commercial kitchens.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes Dates
Diploma in Culinary Skills (Part-time) April 2018
  • Start: 19 April 2018
  • End: 31 January 2019
July 2018
  • Start: 18 July 2018
  • End: 8 May 2019
October 2018
  • Start: 9 October 2018
  • End: 30 July 2019

Mode of Study


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, class participation.

Duration & Structure

26 months  OR

8.5 months with approved exemptions. Refer to Entry Requirements for more details.

Participants will be expected to complete 14 subjects. The programme will be conducted once a week 8.30am – 5.00pm.


Diploma in Culinary Skills awarded by SHATEC.

Programme Outline


  • Fundamentals of Western Cooking (Demonstration / Individual Stoves)*
  • Principles of Western Cooking (Demonstration / Individual Stoves)
  • Professional Development for Hospitality
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation
  • Food, Wine and Beverage Studies
  • Essentials in Food Knowledge*
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Kitchen Organisation
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Pastry and Baking (Demonstration / Individual Stoves)
  • Asian Cuisine*
  • Menu Planning and Pricing
  • Practicum and Event Catering*

*Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and Industrial Attachment and as such complete the course in 8.5 months. 

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Entry Requirements
Diploma in Culinary Skills (DCSP) 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
    • WPLN Level 5 and above
    • Band 5.0 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 61 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test


  • A pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification will be recognised as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements
  • Minimum 3 GCE ‘N’ Level / Pass in NITEC
  • Relevant work experience in the F&B industry


  • Successfully completed minimum 10 years of formal education.
  • Relevant work experience in the F&B industry
  • Valid work pass throughout the entire course
  • Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and Industrial Attachment and as such complete the programme in 8.5 months
Programme Fees


Total Course Fee Payable#
Singaporean / Singapore PR
(Inclusive GST)
(Inclusive GST)
Diploma in Culinary Skills (Part Time) (DCSP) $3,440.00 $5,456.00

 #Total course fee payable is inclusive of essential training items.


Description When Payable Amount(incld. GST)
Application Fees Upon application
SHATEC English Testb Upon admission
(if applicable)
Re-Admission Fees Upon admission
(if applicable)
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Review / Remarking of Examination Paper (per theory subject) Upon registration for review / remarking 53.50
Re-Examination (per WSQ module or SHATEC theory subject) Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00
(per SHATEC practical subject)
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

 aMiscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. 

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