Certificate in Therapy Services in English

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 modules offered in the course. AWSQ certificate, known as Statement of Attainment, will be provided for each module successfully completed.

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

Course Duration

Full time: 3 months

Part-time: 11 months

Delivery Mode

Face to face in a classroom setting, and practicals.

Course Commencement

Part-time: Monthly

Full time: Quarterly


  • A minimum number of 15 students for the commencement of the course.
  • Students will be informed in advance before the start of the course.


Practical Assessments and/or 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 the Miscellaneous Fees


Students must complete and pass all 12 modules to be awarded

the Certificate in Therapy Services and conferred by the CSM

Academy International Pte Ltd.

Local students must achieve an attendance of 7 5% and international

students must complete the presence of 90% in any month of the

course to enjoy the subsidies.

Note: – 12 Statements of Attainment (SOA) for each competency unit will

be awarded by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).


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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. And assist Allied Health Professionals or Therapy Assistants while giving treatments, interventions and other services to the patients.

Follow Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Procedures

This unit covers workplace safety, health policies and procedures. It also equips Health Attendants and Therapy Aides with the skills required of how to prevent infections and work overload, to handle injuries and work safely.

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.

Supporting Clients in their Activities of Daily Living and Leisure

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

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 the 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. And to be able to encourage and support the patients to use AAC systems to communicate under the guidance and instructions of Speech Therapists.

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.

Work within a Legal and Ethical Framework

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

Assist the 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.


Upon completion of this 3-month full-time or 11-month part-time

course, 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 Requirements

Language Requirements:

At least a C6 at PSLE or equivalent

Academic Requirements:

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

Students who do not meet requirements but the working experience will be considered on a case to case basis.

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferable)

For local students: S$50.00 (before GST)*

(*Refer to Singaporean/PRs/Employment Pass Dependant Pass holders)

For international students: S$600 (before GST)

Course Fee

For local students: S$550.00 per module except CPR totalling S$6,460.00 (before GST)

For International Students: S$625.00 per module totalling S$7,500.00 (before GST)


The percentage of course fee funding by SSG is dependent on:

For Singapore Citizens 35 years old and above, earning less or S$1900 per month, the funding is up to 90%.

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

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 valid medical insurance throughout their course of studies with the CSM

Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-students Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.


– Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.

– Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Miscellaneous Fees

Please ask for a copy from the Programme

Executives or Recruitment Agents.

SkillsFuture Credit information: 

    1. You can submit your SkillsFuture claim 60 days before commencement of the programme, or the start of the course (w.e.f 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture SG, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.
    2. Please inform the Programme Consultant on the usage of SkillsFuture Credit and advise the appropriate amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees.
    3. You can then submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the appropriate amount to be paid to CSM Academy International for your registered programme.

For more information, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.