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A nation-wide recognized
WSQ Framework Course

WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (Therapy Support)

Overview

Learn the basic skills and knowledge in Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy services to assist the therapists with the delivery of treatments for patients. Upon completion of this course, you can work in a hospital, nursing home, day rehabilitation centre and senior care centre.

Career Prospects & Progression

Skilled TAs have good career prospects and are high in demand. Graduates can expect a stable and secure entry career in healthcare. With a friendly attitude and good work ethics, graduates can look forward to promising career progression.

Therapist Assistant > Therapist Assistant

In addition, graduates who are interested to further upgrade can take up WSQ Advanced Certificate courses for higher level positions such as Senior Therapy Assistant.

Award of Certification

WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (Therapy Support)
By SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Full Qualification Modules
  • Apply higher common processes in therapy services
  • Support clients to meet their physical, emotional, psychosocial, cognitive and spiritual needs
  • Observe and interpret observations
  • Assist with the implementation of a prescribed care with supervision of qualified therapist
  • Assist with a variety of therapy and patient procedures for specific clients
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework
  • Participate in workplace safety and health procedures
  • Respond to illness, accidents and emergencies
  • Transfer clients with and without use of equipment
  • Work effectively in a home and community care environment
  • Conduct therapy programme under instruction of therapist
  • Assist with community inclusion programmes under instruction of the therapist
  • Participate in a cross-functional team
  • Perform lifesaving techniques
Duration

3.5 Months (Full-Time)

Delivery Methods

The course comprises of classroom lessons, skills laboratory training and clinical attachment in a healthcare organization.

Assessment Methods

Oral/written tests, assignments and practical performance

Graduation Criteria

The criteria for graduation are based on students' attendance and assessment results. Students must meet the 75% attendance criteria, as well as complete and pass all assessments of the course before they are able to graduate and receive their Certificate. All full qualification courses comprise theory, practical and clinical attachment assessments

Minimum
  • 1 pass in GCE 'O' Level (any subject), or 1 pass in GCE 'N' Level in a relevant subject (e.g. Maths, Science) or, WPLN Level 4 (Speak, Listen, Read, Numeracy) and Level 3 (Write)
  • Certified medically fit for healthcare work by approved clinics
  • Completing a successful employability interview by HMI Institute
Course Fee
  90%
Fee Subsidy
95%*
Fee Subsidy

(WTS Only)
90% - 95%* course fee subsidy for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents that are offered admission into WSQ courses with HMI Institute of Health Sciences
Course Fee before SSG^ fee subsidy $9,495.00
SSG course fee subsidy $8,545.50 $9,020.25
Course Fee after SSG fee subsidy $949.50 $474.75
Course Fee payable

Course Fee after SSG fee subsidy inclusive of GST
$1,015.97 $541.22
(GST for 10% of Course Fee)
* WTS – Workfare Training Support Scheme ^ SSG established in Oct 2016 replacing WDA
Other Fees (including 7% GST)
  • Application Fee S$53.50
  • Uniform Purchase (2 sets) S$70.40
  • 3-Month Medical Insurance Premium S$16.05
  • Pre-Admission Health ScreeningS$57.78