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.
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.