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Diploma Programmes

What are the minimum entry requirements for CET Diploma and Post-Diploma courses?
The minimum entry requirements (MERs) for all diplomas, post-diplomas and short courses differ. For the MERs of each course, please visit the respective course pages. You can find the course pages in the "Courses" section of the CET website.
Why do I need to meet the minimum entry requirements where academic results are concerned when I have so many years of working experience?
Besides years of relevant working experience, the Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) help CET to assess your ability to cope with the academic rigours of the courses.
Why is relevant working experience required?
CET courses are designed with your relevant working experience in mind. Your relevant working experience helps you better understand the topics' context or the work examples used as you may have previously solved problems or undertook projects in the area of discipline.
Why do Post-Diploma programmes require a Diploma qualification as a minimum entry requirement?
The Post-Diploma courses enables existing diploma or degree holders to develop specialisations within their trained disciplines, or to prepare for a career switch in a different discpline. As they are built upon the polytechnic diploma curriculum, the minimum entry requirements include a polytechnic diploma.
What if I do not meet the minimum entry requirements? Can I still try to apply for the course?
If you have relevant qualifications but do not meet the pre-requisite subject grades, you may be considered for admission after clearing interviews or entrance tests, subject to Ngee Ann Polytechnic's discretion. You will be notified if you are selected for interviews or entrance tests.
What are entrance tests?
Entrance tests establishes your ability to cope with the academic rigour of the course and may be offered if you do not meet the minimum entry requirements. Entrance tests may be conducted for English, Maths and Science (Physics).
How do I apply for the Entrance Tests?
If you are selected to sit for the Entrance Tests, you will be notified by email to register and pay the test fees.
How do I apply for a course?
For details on the application process, you may refer to Course Application Guide
I am allowed to apply for a full course, modular/post-diploma certificate or individual modules for most CET Diploma and Post-Diploma courses. Which application path should I take?
To complete the course in the shortest time, apply for a full Diploma/Post Diploma course. Full Diploma/Post-Diploma students are given priority during module enrolment. Modular/Post-Diploma Certificate students who do not get a place will have to wait for the next run. If you are uncertain that you can commit the time, apply for a Modular/Post-Diploma Certificate or individual modules. Please note that the validity period will apply in order to stack up the modular/post-diploma certificates or modules to a full diploma qualification.
I have just completed a part-time NITEC (Technology/Services)/ Higher NITEC (Technology/Services). Why do I need to go through a bridging programme before enrolling in part-time diploma programmes at the polytechnics?
ITE's part-time NITEC (Technology/Services) and Higher NITEC (Technology/Services) programmes were trimmed from 8 pre-employment training (PET) modules to 5-6 modules so that working adults can complete a part-time NITEC or Higher NITEC within 720 hours (compared to about 1,000 hours previously). The bridging programme ensures that ITE graduates taking a polytechnic part-time diploma have sufficient academic foundation to cope despite attending a shorter part-time NITEC/Higher NITEC. The total course duration of the bridging programme and the NITEC/Higher NITEC will not exceed the 1,000 hours in the previous NITEC/Higher NITEC framework.
I applied to enrol in the ITE Bridging Course but am told that I would need to be provisionally admitted to a part-time diploma course in a polytechnic first before I can enrol. Why is this so?
The bridging programme strengthens your academic foundations to allow you to better cope with the rigour of the diploma courses. It is not an avenue for general academic upgrading and are only available to students that have been granted provisional admission.

For more information on the bridging programme conducted by ITE, please refer to https://www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/pts.hn.admission#bridging
Is there a limit to the number of applications I can make?
No. However, you can only accept one course in the event that you are offered more than one. This is to ensure that you have sufficient time dedicated to your studies.
I have submitted my application online. What do I do next?
If you have successfully submitted your application for the course online, please do the following:
  • visit the respective course catalogue and print out the checklist of documents to be submitted
  • complete all required fields on the checklist and submit the relevant documents, as well as the completed checklist to us.
Please note that applications with incomplete documents will not be evaluated.
How will I be informed of the status of my course application?
Application evaluation will take up to two months in view of the rigorous review process.
The course application status release date is posted on the course catalogue. You may check your application status here​.
Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation from CET Academy. It is important to provide a valid email address during your application.
I notice that the registration for the course I wanted to attend is now closed. How do I get more information on the next run of the course?
You may register your interest at https://www1.np.edu.sg/cet/crm/Interested.aspx.You will be alerted via email once the course is open for online application.

Please note that registering your interest is not the same as application or acceptance into the course. This is an alert service to notify interested applicants to apply online during the application period.
I was overseas and submitted my documents only after the deadline. Will I still be considered?
All late submissions will not be considered or evaluated.​
I would like to change the choice of the course I have applied but I was unable to change it online. What should I do next?
You are only allowed to change the choice of course during the online application period. Please send your request to [email protected]

Once the online application period closes, no change request will be allowed.
I was an ex-part-time Diploma student with Ngee Ann Polytechnic and I was told that I have some unpaid fees. What should I do?
All outstanding fees needs to be paid before we can process your enrollment for another course. For clarifications, please email us with your full name and NRIC number at [email protected]. You may still apply for the course of your interest. However, the outstanding amount will have to be paid before we can enrol you. If payment for the outstanding amount and the new course fees are not received by the stipulated deadline, your course offer will lapse and the vacancy will be opened to the waiting list.
I believed I am one of the first few applicants who have applied for the course when the registration is open, but why am I not in the list of evaluated candidates?
You will be evaluated based on merit and relevant work experience, not order of application. If you have outstanding documents that were not submitted, the evaluation committee will not be able to evaluate your eligibility.
When I checked my online status regarding my application, it was reflected as "Incomplete submission of documents". Why didn't CET Academy call and inform me so that I can submit the documents duly?
Every effort is taken to contact applicants via emails and/or phone calls to request for the pre-requisite documents. We will follow-up with applicants who submit incomplete documents via email and/or phone calls. However as we receive a large number of applications each semester, we would appreciate it if you can refer to the Application Checklist to ensure that all required supporting documents are submitted.
Will exemptions be given for modules that I have previously taken somewhere else? Will I need to pay the fees for modules exempted?
Please make a request for module exemption when you are offered a place in the course. Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Fees will be pro-rated for exempted modules.
Please also refer to FAQs on Recognition of Prior Learning.
When do I pay my course fees?
Fees are only payable upon acceptance into the course. You will be informed about the fees payable and the payment deadline in our letter of offer.
The offer will lapse if the fees are not paid by the due date. Appeal for admission will then be subject to available vacancies.
What are the fees that I need to pay?
The fees comprises course fees and insurance fees. For more details about the fees payable, please refer to the respective course pages.
How do I pay my fees?
Please refer to the following link for details of payment modes: http://www.np.edu.sg/cet/admissions/Pages/payment.aspx
What are the financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?
If you are taking Modular/Post-Diploma Certificates or full qualification courses, you may use your Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to pay fees. You may also apply for MOE Bursaries if you are in the Part-Time Diploma Programme subject to eligibility criterias. For details, please refer to our schemes page.
You may also use your SkillsFuture Credit to pay the module fees. The miscellaneous and insurance fees of $12.60 cannot be paid via SkillsFuture Credit.
I am a Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme recipient. Can I apply for Training Allowance?
If you are taking Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses or Academic Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on your own (without your employer's support), you will be eligible for $4.50 training allowance for each hour of training subject to terms and conditions. For more details, please visit WDA website at www.wda.gov.sg

WSQs

Are there minimum entry requirements for WSQ programmes?
You will need to have the necessary assumed skills and knowledge, or meet the minimum entry requirements.To learn more, please visit the respective course pages.
How do I apply for a course?
For details on the application process, please refer to Course Application Guide.​
I have submitted my application online. What do I do next?
Please do the following:
How will I be informed of the status of my course application?
Application evaluation will take up to 2 weeks. The course application status release date is also posted on the course page. You may check your application status at Application Status.

Successful applicants will receive an Offer of Admission via email. It is important that you provide a valid email address during your online application.
I have noticed that the registration for the course I wanted to attend is now closed. How do I get more information on the next run of the course?
You may register your interest at https://www1.np.edu.sg/cet/crm/Interested.aspx​. You will be alerted via email once the course is open for online application.

Please note that registering your interest is not the same as application or acceptance into the course. This is an alert service to notify interested applicants to apply online during the application period.​
I was overseas and submitted my documents only after the deadline. Will I still be considered?
All late submissions will not be considered or evaluated.
I believed I am one of the first few applicants who have applied for the course when the registration is open, but why am I not in the list of evaluated candidates?
You will be evaluated based on merit and relevant work experience, not the order of application.

If you have outstanding documents that were not submitted, the evaluation committee will not be able to evaluate your eligibility.
When I checked my online status regarding my application, it was reflected as "Incomplete submission of documents". Why didn't CET Academy call and inform me so that I can submit the documents duly?
As we receive a large number of applications each semester, we are unable to inform each applicant regarding incomplete documents.

Please ensure that all required documents are submitted.
I have achieved the Statement of Attainment (SOA) in some modules from another training provider? Will I able to get exemption from these modules when I apply to do a full qualification in the WSH framework?
Exemptions may be granted for SOAs attained earlier, subject to conditions. Please submit the relevant documents to the Programme Manager. Fees will be pro-rated for modules exempted.​​
After I had been accepted into the programme, I was informed by CET Academy that the programme has been postponed. What is the reason for the postponement?
Programmes may be postponed if there are insufficient participants to make up a minimum class size. Applicants who wish to withdraw due to a course postponement will receive a full refund.
When do I pay my course fees?
Fees are only payable upon acceptance into the course. You will be informed about the fees payable and the payment deadline in our letter of offer.
The offer will lapse if the fees are not paid by the due date. Appeal for admission will then be subject to available vacancies.
How much and how do I pay?
The fees payable can be found at the programme page.
For fee payment details, please refer to: ​ http://www.n​​p.edu.sg/cet/admissions/Pages/payment​.aspx
Is there any financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?
You may pay the course fees using:​
  1. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA). Please refer to​ http://www.np.edu.sg/cet/admissions/Pages/schemes.aspx
  2. SkillsFuture Credit. Please refer to: http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit
You may also be eligible for course fee subsidy by WDA. Please refer to
http://www.wda.gov.sg/content/wdawebsite/L101-ForIndividuals/L702-WorkerBasedFund.html
My employer would like to sponsor my training. What are the financial incentive schemes available for employers?
Funding for employers who sponsor their staff for training can be found at this link: http://www.wda.gov.sg/content/wdawebsite/L102-ForEmployers/L223E-007EmployerBasedFund.html
What is the attendance requirement for each subject?
You will need to achieve 75% attendance and be certified to be competent through all course assessments.
What are the modes of assessments for this course?
The assessment modes may include case studies, role play, presentations as well as oral and written assessments.
If my presentation/assessment dates coincides with my work assignment, can I arrange for an alternate date and time?
You are advised to plan your work commitments around your course time-table to avoid clashes. However, NP recognizes that you may face last minute changes of work schedule and trainers will work with you to explore alternative dates.

Short Courses

Are there minimum entry requirements for short courses?
The minimum entry qualifications depend on the individual courses. Please refer to the individual courses for more details.
How do I apply for a course?
To apply, go to https://admissions.np.edu.sg
Do I need to submit any relevant documents when I apply?
You will only need to submit relevant documents when there are minimum entry requirements. Please refer to the individual courses for details.
The documents must be received within one week from the online application date or before application closing date, whichever is earlier. Please email your documents and indicate the course title in the subject header to [email protected].
How will I be informed of the status of my course application?
Application evaluation will take up to 7 working days.

Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation from CET Academy. It is important that you provide a valid email address during your online application.
I have noticed that the registration for the course I wanted to attend is now closed. How do I get more information on the next run of the course?
You may register your interest at https://www1.np.edu.sg/cet/crm/Interested.aspx​. you will be alerted via email once the course is open for online application.

Please note that registering your interest is not the same as application or acceptance into the course. This is an alert service to notify interested applicants to apply online during the application period.
When do I pay my short course fees?
Fees are payable upon acceptance to the course. Failure to pay fees by the due date may result in your seat being given to the next applicant.
How much and how do I pay?
Please refer to http://www.np.edu.sg/cet/admissions/Pages/coursefees.aspx​.​
Can I use SkillsFuture Credit to pay for short courses?
You may use your SkillsFuture Credit for approved short courses.
Besides SkillsFuture Credit, are there any other financial aid or incentives that I can apply for?
Ngee Ann Polytechnic diploma and post-diploma graduates are entitled to 10% discount off the course fee (terms and conditions apply).
Are there Incentive Schemes for Employers who wish to sponsor their employees?
The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) provides funding to encourage employers to train and develop their employees. For details of these government funding schemes, please visit the WDA website at http://www.wda.gov.sg.

​For a list of short courses approved for funding support by WDA, please visit https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg.
Employers can submit their application for funding support online via WDA's Skillsconnect system.​