Healthcare (Nursing) + Perioperative & Sterilisation Specialisation

Overview

Learn the basic skills and knowledge of operating theatre procedures to assist surgeons and nurses in the pre-operation patient care. Upon completion of this course, you can work in a hospital operating theatre, ambulatory services or day surgery department.

Career Prospects & Progression

Skilled OTAs 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.

Operating Theatre Assistant > Senior Operating Theatre Assistant

Award of Certification

WSQ Higher Certificate In Healthcare (Nursing)

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Statement of Attainment (SOA) for these WSQ Technical Skills & Competencies (TSC):

WSQ Technical Skills & Competencies (TSC)

WSQ Module Titles

Clinical Support For Patient Service Associate

Support In Sterilisation Service: Entry Level

Infection Control

Assist In Perioperative Practice: Entry Level

Quality Improvement And Safe Practices

Quality Improvement And Safe Practices With 6s Concept

–By SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Full Qualification Modules

  • Effective Communication In Nursing
  • Mobility And Ambulation Assistance In Nursing
  • Nutrition And Fluids Management In Nursing
  • Patient Care Delivery In Nursing
  • Respiratory Care In Nursing
  • Professional, Legal And Ethical Healthcare Practice
  • Practice Infection Prevention And Control In Healthcare

Specialisation Modules

  • Support In Sterilisation Service: Entry Level
  • Assist In Perioperative Practice: Entry Level
  • Quality Improvement And Safe Practices With 6s Concept

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 & SUBSIDY

COURSE FEE STRUCTURE & SUBSIDY
SkillsFuture Singapore’s (SSG) subsidy applicable to Singaporeans & Singapore PRs only
WSQ HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN HEALTHCARE (NURSING) + PERIOPERATIVE Specialisation
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(501Hrs including specialisation modules)

 

WSQ Cat-B Funding
Sponsored Trainee
External (Non In-House) Course Fee
Self-Paying Trainee
SMESkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
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Singaporeans 40y/o & Above
Non-SMESkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
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Singaporeans 40y/o & Above
Baseline Funding
(Non-SkillsFuture Mid-Career)
Full Course Fee Before SSG Subsidy$11,022.00
Full Course Fee Before SSG Subsidy including GST$11,793.54
SSG Course Fee Subsidy70%
of course fee
70%
of course fee up
50%
of course fee
70%
of course fee
50%
of course fee
$7,715.40$7,715.40$5,511.00$7,715.40$5,511.00
Non-Subsidised Course Fee Payable by Trainee/ Sponsor including GST$4,078.14$4,078.14$6,282.54$4,078.14$6,282.54
SkillsFuture Credit (S’poreans 25y/o & Above)Not ApplicableApplicable
Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)Not ApplicableApplicable
Singaporeans -if PSEA available
      
Sponsored/Self-Paying trainees (for this course) who are Singaporeans or Singapore PRs but below age 21y/o are not eligible for SSG Cat-B funding subsidy
 

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