WSQ Care Assistance Course

Empower learners with practicable knowledge and skills in assisting the elderly in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) effectively.


The Care Assistance Course is designed to empower learners with knowledge and practical techniques to assist the elderly in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) effectively. The course has high quality educational content, customised with relevance in the context of the rapidly ageing population in Singapore:

  • Detailed inculcation of caregiving practices that accord respect and dignity to the care user
  • Scenario-based training where lessons are clearly defined
  • Step up skills progression, from simple to complex model

Course Objectives

The course integrates key mindsets and behaviours along with technical know-how necessary to:

  1. Excel as an effective care staff, equipped with technical, behavioural and soft skills, providing quality care to the care user
  2. Be employment-ready after the course
  3. To recognize emergent conditions of an older person or the effects of chronic health conditions that affect one’s activities of daily living.
  4. To integrate the philosophy of care when assisting clients with activities daily of living and also upholding care-recipient’s privacy/dignity.
  5. To provide basic emergency care to the needs of an older person.

Course Outline

Delivered by qualified clinicians, this course is approved by SkillsFuture Singapore, and covers 9 essential modules:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of aging processes and associated medical conditions
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the intermediate long term care environment
  3. Demonstrate Understanding On Ethics Of Care Staff
  4. Technique of Effective Communication
  5. Infection Control in Care Setting
  6. Response to Emergencies at Care Site
  7. Assist with mobility and ambulation with and without the use of mobility aids
  8. Assist with nutritional needs
  9. Assist with elimination related activities

Target Audience

  • New entrants who want to work as home-care staff
  • Care staff in elderly day-care centres.
  • Care escorts accompanying elderly people or adults with disabilities, on local journeys and appointments.
  • Family caregiver who wishes to increase your knowledge and skills to deliver person-centered care to elderly at home.


Upon successful completion and assessment of the course, participants will receive a formal recognition through the award of a Statement(s) of Attainment (SOA).

Course Date

10 January to 12 January 2022 &
13 January 2022 (Assessment)

9.00am to 6.00pm

Course Date

10 January to
12 January 2022 &

13 January 2022 (Assessment)

9.00am to 6.00pm

Course Duration
24 hour
Mode: Pre-read and in-person training

Course Venue
HMI Institute

Course Fee

  • Singaporeans/ SPR 21 years old- 39 years old:
    $121.50 (80% of course fee capped at $17/Hr)
  • Singaporeans age 40 years old and above:
    $76.50 (90% of course fee capped at $25/Hr)*
  • Full Course Fee:
    $481.50 (including 7% GST)
Above Subsidy applicable for Singaporean / Singapore PR of age 21 years old and above.

*SSG Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy only applicable to Singaporean age 40 years old and above.

HMI Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel the courses if minimum enrolment is not met.

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