WSQ Diploma in Tourism (Teach-Out Programme)


This programme is designed to equip students with the critical knowledge and technical skills required to provide high quality MICE and events services in meeting and even exceeding customers’ expectations. Whether it is planning events logistics, organising tour and travel operations, designing or setting up exhibitions, students will prove themselves competent for the exciting and fast-paced actions of the tourism sector.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intake Dates Application deadline for International Applicants
WSQ Diploma in Tourism April 2018 Start: 16 April 2018

End: 6 October 2019

15 March 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

18 months consisting of:

12-month Institutional Training

Students will be expected to complete 30 subjects. The programme consists of 21 to 27 instructional hours per week spread over 4 terms or 2 semesters. Each term is 10 weeks in duration, excluding exam and break weeks.

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 tourism 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.


WSQ Diploma in Tourism awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Programme Outline

First Semester#

  • WSQ Work Safely
  • WSQ Provide Safely and Security for Guests
  • WSQ Interact with Guests
  • WSQ Handle Air Ticketing Reservations
  • WSQ Provide Inbound Travel Packages, Products & Services
  • WSQ Provide Outbound Travel Packages, Products & Services
  • WSQ Promote Tourism
  • WSQ Monitor Income and Expenses
  • WSQ Implement Loss Prevention
  • WSQ Conduct Orientation and Training
  • WSQ Supervise Staff
  • WSQ Develop Sales Proposals
  • WSQ Co-ordinate Site Services
  • WSQ Co-ordinate Support Services
  • WSQ Plan and Implement Catering Services
  • WSQ Define MICE and Events Industry

Second Semester#

  • WSQ Develop & Implement Business Strategies
  • WSQ Comply with Legal Requirements
  • WSQ Develop and Implement Budgets
  • WSQ Manage Training
  • WSQ Hire Staff
  • WSQ Appraise/Evaluate Staff
  • WSQ Manage Loss Prevention
  • WSQ Conduct Situational Analysis
  • WSQ Develop Marketing Strategies
  • WSQ Manage Logistics
  • WSQ Manage Exhibitions Events
  • WSQ Describe MICE & Events Industry and its Impact on Economy
  • WSQ Manage Meetings and Convention Events
  • WSQ Plan and Develop Proposal for Incentive Travel Events

# 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.

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Entry Requirements
WSQ Diploma in Tourism
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
    • Band 5.5 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 79 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test


  • A pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification will be recognized as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements
  • Minimum 5 GCE ‘N’ Level / Pass in NITEC
  • Successful interview
  • Successfully completed minimum 11 years of formal education.
  • Successful interview
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Advanced Certificate in MICE and Events may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and/or Industrial Attachment and as such complete the programme in less than 18 months.
Programme Fees


WSQ Diploma in Tourism
Singaporean / Singapore PR
Full Course Fee (Before GST) $20,400.00 $24,700.00
SSG Grant1 $16,140.00 N.A.
Nett Course Fee (Before GST) $4,260.00 $24,700.00
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $298.20 $1,729.00
Supplementary Fee(Including GST) $428.00 $428.00
Total Nett Course Fee Payable3
(Including GST)
$4,986.20 $26,857.00
Additional Funding if eligible under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES)4 $2,220.00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from MES $2,766.20 N.A.
Additional Funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)5 $3,240.00 N.A.
Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from WTS $1,746.20 N.A.

1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding for all WSQ Diploma 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 to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

4The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

5The 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


Description When Payable Amount(incld. GST)
Singaporean/ Singapore PR International
Application Fees Upon application
130.00 350.00
iPASS Upon admission
NA 400.00
SHATEC English Testb Upon admission
(if applicable)
Re-Admission Fees Upon admission
(if applicable)
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

Computer Lab / Mock-up Guest Room Based Practical Practice Upon registration of Practical Practice 26.75 for first 2 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

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