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.

Therapy Assistant > Senior Therapy Assistant

Award of Certification

WSQ Statement of Attainment by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Modules
  • OBSERVE AND INTERPRET OBSERVATIONS
  • ASSIST WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESCRIBED CARE PLAN WITH SUPERVISION OF A 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 (WSH) PROCEDURES
  • 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
Duration
  Total Trg. Duration
Competency Unit (CU) Competency Standard(s) Code Hours Days Mths
OBSERVE AND INTERPRET OBSERVATIONS CS-CSV-203C-1 42 5.3 0.3
ASSIST WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESCRIBED CARE PLAN WITH SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED THERAPIST CS-CSV-212C-1 40 5.0 0.3
ASSIST WITH A VARIETY OF THERAPY AND PATIENT PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC CLIENTS CS-CSV-218E-1 32 4.0 0.2
WORK WITHIN A LEGAL AND ETHICAL FRAMEWORK CS-GV-201C-1 30 3.8 0.2
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH (WSH) PROCEDURES CS-SH-201C-1 40 5.0 0.3
TRANSFER CLIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT USE OF EQUIPMENT CS-SH-306E-1 40 6.0 0.3
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN A HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE ENVIRONMENT CS-SP-202E-1 36 4.5 0.2
CONDUCT THERAPY PROGRAMME UNDER INSTRUCTION OF THERAPIST CS-SP-210C-1 50 6.3 0.3
ASSIST WITH COMMUNITY INCLUSION PROGRAMMES UNDER INSTRUCTION OF THE THERAPIST CS-SP-212C-1 30 3.8 0.2
  9 340 42.5 2.1
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 can be certified competent for the skills. All course units 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 & SUBSIDY
  Total Trg. Duration   SSG Baseline Course Fee Subsidy (80%)   SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)   Workfare Training Support Scheme (95%)
Competency Unit (CU) Competency Standard(s) Code Hours Days Mths Course Fee Before Subsidy Course Fee Before Subsidy after GST   SSG Baseline (80%) --up to $17/hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST   SkillsFuture MCES (90%) --up to $25 per trg. hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST   WTS (95%) --up to $26.50 per trg. Hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST
WSQ HCS (Administrative Support) Modular Skills Pack
80% - 95%* course fee subsidy for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents that are offered admission into WSQ courses with HMI Institute of Health Sciences
OBSERVE AND INTERPRET OBSERVATIONS CS-CSV-203C-1 42 5.3 0.3 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
ASSIST WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESCRIBED CARE PLAN WITH SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED THERAPIST CS-CSV-212C-1 40 5.0 0.3 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
ASSIST WITH A VARIETY OF THERAPY AND PATIENT PROCEDURES FOR SPECIFIC CLIENTS CS-CSV-218E-1 32 4.0 0.2 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
WORK WITHIN A LEGAL AND ETHICAL FRAMEWORK CS-GV-201C-1 30 3.8 0.2 $665.00 $711.55   $510.00 $201.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH (WSH) PROCEDURES CS-SH-201C-1 40 5.0 0.3 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
TRANSFER CLIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT USE OF EQUIPMENT CS-SH-306E-1 40 5.0 0.3 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN A HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE ENVIRONMENT CS-SP-202E-1 36 4.5 0.2 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
CONDUCT THERAPY PROGRAMME UNDER INSTRUCTION OF THERAPIST CS-SP-210C-1 50 6.3 0.3 $665.00 $711.55   $532.00 $179.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
ASSIST WITH COMMUNITY INCLUSION PROGRAMMES UNDER INSTRUCTION OF THE THERAPIST CS-SP-212C-1 30 3.8 0.2 $665.00 $711.55   $510.00 $201.55   $598.50 $113.05   $631.75 $79.80
  9 340 42.5 2.1 $5,985.00 $6,403.95   $4,744.00 $1,659.95   $5,386.50 $1,017.45   $5,685.75 $718.20
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