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

Mode of Study:

9 months

Available Intakes:
March 2024
April 2024
June 2024

Practical training and assessment involve use of eggs and meat-based ingredients.
Kindly declare dietary restrictions (if any) at the point of application.

Course Overview

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

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 part-time WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Culinary Arts) (TGS-2022015286) is a standalone qualification.

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

Available Intakes


Commencement Date

Completion Date

Course Schedule


28 March 2024

19 December 2024

Runs every Thursday 9am – 6pm


20 April 2024

25 January 2025

Runs every Saturday 9am – 6pm


27 June 2024

10 April 2025

Runs every Thursday 9am – 6pm

Admission Requirements

*All applicants must be at least 17 years old and above to meet the minimum entry requirement.


Minimum 3 GCE ‘N’ Level / WPLN 5 / WSQ Advanced Certificate in Food Services / NITEC / Qualifications of equivalent standard may be recognised on a case-to-case basis / Minimum 2-year experience in the Food Services (Culinary Arts) industry and Successful Interview


  • Interview may apply for applicants who do not meet equivalent academic qualifications or expected duration in workplace experience.
  • International applicant must have a valid work pass through the entire course.


At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:

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

Programme Outline

  • FSS-BIN-4143-1.1 Business Change Assessment-4
  • FSS-FBS-3003-1.2 Asian Cuisine Preparation and Cooking-3
  • FSS-FBS-4008-1.1 Food and Beverage Production Management-4
  • FSS-FBS-4010-1.1 Food Science Application-4
  • FSS-FIN-4001-1.1 Budgeting-4
  • FSS-SCL-4006-1.1 Food and Beverage Inventory Management-4
  • FSS-SPI-4012-1.1 Sustainable Food Production Design-4

Programme Competencies

The WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Culinary Arts) addresses the needs and demands of employers to help Food Services companies improve manpower capabilities, in keeping pace with wider industry trends to stay competitive. As an integrated programme, it is a complete training pathway from the WSQ Certificate level to Diploma level, aligned to career progression pathway under the Culinary Arts functional track, preparing learners for job roles from Kitchen Assistant to Executive Chef.

The course structure offers flexibility to cater to different targeted profiles of learners where fresh entrants who have developed foundational skills at Certificate level and intermediate skills at Higher Certificate level, followed by supervisory level skills at Advanced Certificate qualification can move on to management and higher order skills in the Diploma qualification.

In-service professionals seeking career advancement, on the other hand, can use relevant work experience within the Food Services sector to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and receive applicable exemptions to enrol for this Diploma qualification directly.

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Prepare complex Asian cuisine dishes using a combination of cooking techniques with fine-plated presentations
  • Apply food science principles in daily food preparation to enhance customer’s food consumption experience
  • Manage high-volume kitchen production activities and identify opportunities for productivity measurement and improvement in production processes
  • Implement and monitor stocktaking procedures, interpret inventory information, investigate and document missing or damaged stocks in accordance to organisational stock control procedure
  • Facilitate the development of food production processes and initiatives that reduce waste and environmental impact, and conserve energy
  • Identify latest industrial developments and regulatory framework applicable to organisation
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting for annual financial and business planning within the business unit


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

Programme Fees

Course Fee Payable after SkillsFuture Funding (where applicable), inclusive of 9% GST

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

Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above

International Applicants









Non SME-Sponsored




Note: Local Student Full Fee with no funding eligibility = $6,219.51 (inclusive of GST)


  • 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. Singaporeans who qualfiiy for the SCTP can use their SkillsFuture Credit (opening and top-up) and Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) to offset out-of-pocket course fees. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to 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

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

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"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)

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