WSQ Certificate in Healthcare Support
(Nursing Care)



Learn the basic skills and knowledge of assisting in patient care activities, general housekeeping, transporting and dispatching of documents and specimens. Upon completion of this course, you can work in a hospital, nursing home or day rehabilitation centre.

Career Prospects & Progression

Trained HAs have good job 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 a promising career progression.

Healthcare Attendant > Senior Healthcare Attendant > Team Leader/Supervisor > Controller

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

Award of Certification

WSQ Certificate in Healthcare Support (Nursing Care)
By SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Full Qualification Modules

  • Demonstrate understanding of the healthcare environment
  • Apply legal and regulatory procedures in a healthcare setting
  • Lifting, transferring and positioning of patients
  • Handle and dispose waste
  • Comply with workplace safety and health policies and procedures
  • Perform transporting of patients and dispatch activities
  • Assist patients with elimination related activities
  • Assist patients with basic hygiene activities
  • Assist patients with oral feeding
  • Perform general cleaning activities


2 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


  • Able to listen, speak, read and write in English
  • Recommended proficiency level of ESS Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level-3 or equivalent
  • Certified medically fit for healthcare work by approved clinics
  • Completing a successful employability interview by HMI Institute

Course Fee

Fee Subsidy
Fee Subsidy

(WTS Only)
80% – 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$6,050.00
SSG course fee subsidy$5,445.00$5,747.50
Course Fee after SSG fee subsidy$605.00$302.50
Course Fee payable
Course Fee after SSG fee subsidy inclusive of GST
(GST for 10% of Course Fee)

* WTS – Workfare Training Support Scheme

Other Fees (including 7% GST)

  • Application Fee S$53.50
  • Uniform Purchase (2 sets) S$70.40
  • 2-Month Medical Insurance Premium S$10.70
  • Pre-Admission Health ScreeningS$57.78

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