Certificate in Therapy Services (Up to 95% funding by WDA)

This course aims to provide people already working or wishing to enter the Community and Social Services environment with the skills and knowledge required to effectively execute their job duties in Community Development, Disability Services, Senior Services, and Therapy Services.

It is also appropriate for any professional who wishes to acquire skills and knowledge from any of the 12 competency units (modules) offered in the course. A WSQ certificate, known as the Statement of Attainment, will be offered for each module successfully completed.

Upon completion of this 3-month full-time or 11-month part-time course, graduates are fully certified and can immediately start work as a therapy aide in various healthcare settings.

About Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system. It trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.
WSQ is based on national standards developed by WDA in collaboration with various industries comprising industry sectoral frameworks which serve to:

  • Professionalise the industry, particularly where recognition of Continuing Education and Training (CET) qualifications are lacking
  • Improve labour mobility allowing companies in growing industries to easily recruit workers with the necessary skills whilst improving opportunities for workers to enter these industries.

The WSQ system is designed to be a practical, accessible and affordable launching pad for individuals to take charge of their own careers and advancement. It is also a powerful business tool for employers to access and maintain a skilled workforce as it enhances their competitive edge and advancing their businesses.

Course Duration

Full time: 3 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
Part time: 11 months (3-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 12 modules have to be completed and passed for the award of the Certificate in Therapy Services.

Course Module and Synopsis

Supporting Clients in their Activities of Daily Living and Leisure
This unit equips Programme Assistants, Senior Home Helpers and Social Work Assistants with knowledge and skills required to support the elderly to be able to task their daily activities and hobbies for leisure as independently as possible.

Apply Common Processes in Therapy Services
This unit focuses on providing general assistance by Health Attendants or Therapy Aides to Allied Health Professionals and Therapists while giving treatments, interventions and other services to patients.

Transport Senior Services Clients
This unit covers the skills required to safely transport the elderly from one place to another in the Senior Services Sector. Heath Attendants, Home Helpers, Personal Care Attendants and Therapy Aides should take up this unit.

Assist the Therapist in the Provision of Therapy Services and programmes to Meet Special Needs of Clients
This unit focuses on providing specialist support by Health Attendants or Therapy Aides to Allied Health Professionals or Therapy Assistants while providing treatments, interventions and other services to people with special needs.

Support Clients to Maximize their Independence and Physical Ability
This unit equips Health Attendants or Therapy Aides with the necessary skills in providing active support and encouraging the patients to be independent as much as they could to maintain their physical abilities and motor skills.

Prepare and Maintain Therapy Equipment and Appliances
This unit covers the skills necessary for preparation and maintenance of equipment and materials to assist Allied Health Professionals and Therapy Assistants while providing treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Assist Clients to Learn to Use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Systems
This unit introduces the skills necessary for Healthcare Assistants and Therapy Assistants to be able to encourage and support the patients to use AAC systems to communicate under the guidance and instructions of Speech Therapists.

Assist in the Provision of a Safe, Hygienic and Supportive
Environment

This unit focuses on providing a safe and hygienic work environment by Health Attendants or Therapy Aides to assist Allied Health Professionals or Therapy Assistants while giving treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Assist Therapist or Therapist Assistant to Conduct Therapy
Programmes

This unit covers how to give general assistance to Allied Healthcare Professionals and Therapy Assistants while providing treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Demonstrate First Aid / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
On completion of this unit, the learner will have knowledge and application skills in demonstrating first aid/CPR skills and be able to apply them to the workplace.

Work within a Legal and Ethical Framework
This unit helps Health Attendants and Therapy Aides understand ethical and legal implications of work, be aware of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and apply it to the Community and Social Services sector.

Follow Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Procedures
This unit covers workplace safety, health policies and procedures. And it equips Health Attendants and Therapy Aides with the skills required of how to prevent infections and work overload, to handle injuries and work in a safe manner.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Support Clients in Their Activities of Daily Living and Leisure;
  • Apply Common Processes in Therapy Services;
  • Transport Senior Services Clients;
  • Assist the Therapist in The Provision of Therapy Services and Programmes to Meet Special Needs of Clients;
  • Support Clients to Maximise Their Independence and Physical Ability;
  • Prepare and Maintain Therapy Equipment and Appliances;
  • Assist Clients to Learn to Use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Systems;
  • Assist in the Provision of a Safe, Hygienic and Supportive Environment;
    Assist Therapist or Therapist Assistant to Conduct Therapy Programmes;
  • Follow Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) procedures;
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework; and
  • Demonstrate First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, in classroom mode, practicals.

Course Commencement

January, April, July and October

Assessment Methodology

Formative and Summative Assessments

Note:
In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.
* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Graduation Requirements and Awards

Students must complete and pass all 12 modules to be awarded the Certificate in Therapy Services will be conferred by the CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.
Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.

Note:

12 Statements of Attainment (SOA) for each competency unit will be awarded by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).

Career Opportunities

You can work as therapy aides in various healthcare settings, for example, physiotherapists, occupational therapist clinics in private setting and government hospital; rehab centre in nursing homes and physically disabled homes.

Entry Requirement

Obtained at least a C6 at Secondary II Levels in any three subjects or equivalent

English Requirement

At least a C6 at PSLE or equivalent

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

International student: S$600 (before GST)
Local student: S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

For local students: S$ 550.00 per module totalling S$ 6,600.00 (before GST)

Note:

For Singapore Citizens 35 years old and above, earning less or S$1900 per month, the funding is up to 95%.

For Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 21 or below, the funding varies at WDA’s discretion.

For International students: S$7,500 (before GST)

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Local students

Step 1 – Fill up the following online forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International Pte Ltd

Step 2 – Attached the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity for foreigners with valid pass) / NRIC (For Singaporean / PRs)
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • A copy of resume
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post.

Step 5: Payment of Programme Fees
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment.

International Students

Step 1 – Fill up the following forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
  • ICA Form 16 and Form V36 (complete in English and duly signed by applicant)

Step 2 – Attach the following documents:

 

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity)
  • A copy of birth certificate
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • Resume or Letter from employer certifying period of employment (if applicable)
  • Bank balance to show a minimum of S$30,000 for students from visa-required countries (China, India etc)
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post. Alternatively, you may also submit the documents to CSM Academy’s recruitment partner in your country.

Step 5: Application of Student Pass
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, CSM Academy will proceed to submit your Student’s Pass application via SOLAR+ to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You will know of the outcome within 1 – 2 months.

Step 6: Payment of Programme Fees
Once your Student Pass application is approved-in-principle by ICA, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment. Do contact our Student & Industry Outreach Executive if you require student services on arrival such as airport pick-up, accommodation, medical check-up and more.

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