Elevated Industry Learning

Achieve an industry recognised certification in culinary arts

Ground-Up Leadership Training

Gain fundamental knowledge and competencies in Asian and Western cooking

Maximise Your Interests

Gain a sound knowledge of the F&B sector, with niche skills in culinary and management

Available Intakes


Commencement Date

Completion Date

Course Schedule


1 March 2022

22 November 2023

Runs every Thursday 9am – 6pm

Admission Requirements


Minimum 2 GCE ‘N’ Level / Any WSQ Certificate in Food Services / Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis


Relevant work experience in the industry

International applicant must have a valid work pass throughout the entire course


At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:

  • Pass in GCE ‘N’ Level English
  • Band 5.0 in IELTS
  • Minimum score of 61 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
  • Pass in SHATEC English Test
  • Pass in SHATEC Certificate in Basic and Hospitality English / SHATEC Certificate in Hospitality English


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

Programme Outline

    1. Food Hygiene*
      • Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
    2. Basic Skills for Kitchen Operations*
      • Demonstrate Basic Knife Skills
      • Receive and Store Products
      • Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environments
      • Prepare Western Cold Sauces
    3. Professional Development 1*
      • Project a Positive and Professional Image

*Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and Industrial Attachment and as such complete the course in 37 weeks.

Programme Competencies

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation for Food Science and Nutrition
  • Pick up fundamental skillsets in Asian and Western cooking methods as required in the Food & Beverage industry
  • Understand, recognise and apply quality service and management standards to the Food & Beverage industry
  • Exhibit proficiency in basic business practices and professional development as a hospitality practitioner within the Food & Beverage industry


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

Programme Fees


Singaporean / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holders6


Full Course Fee

(before GST)



SSG Grant1



Nett Course Fee

(before GST)



7% GST on Nett Course Fee



Total Course Fee Payable2,3,7



Additional Funding if eligible under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MES)4 / Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)5



Total Nett Course Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from MES7 / ETSS



1Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding. A minimum 6-month retention in the industry is recommended as part of the obligation for enjoying this funding. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2Course fee payable include 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 SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

5Enhanced 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 https://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg/content/upgrade-skills/course-fee-and-absentee-payroll-funding.html.

6Training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders with effect from 1 October 2021. 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.

7NTUC 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 https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.

"I had the experience but not the qualification to prove my skills.
This is where the SHATEC diploma comes in as the best professional certification, as a complement to my continuing career journey!”
Chef Steven Lim
Head Chef, KPO Café and Bar
Diploma in Culinary Skills (Part-Time)

Career Prospects

Our graduates are in high demand and enjoy good career prospects upon graduation. With a combination of soft skills and knowledge proficiency, SHATEC’s hospitality graduates are well equipped for the 21stcentury workforce. Our graduates become valuable assets to the organisations they are a part of.

You can look forward to rewarding and challenging careers in the following areas


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