Course Objectives

The KnowdellTM Career Advisor training (KCA) is a 2-day workshop targeted at professionals or staff in organisations who are required to offer basic career advice to their clients/students/customers as a secondary role in their work. The KCA training is appropriate for Educators (teachers in schools, lecturers in higher educational institutions, etc), Human Resource practitioners, Social Service officers, SkillsFuture advisors and officers, industry mentors from different industrial sectors, grassroots volunteers and any other individuals    who   ​want   to receive training to offer basic career advice in addition to their primary role.

Individuals undergoing this training will be equipped with the skills of career advice to work with staff within an organisation including advising on career transitions as a result of job disruptions, or students within a school or educational institution.  

Participants of this 2-day workshop will be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Coach    employees for career progression in the organisation​
  • Define learning and development needs based on business and staff capability needs
  • Manage performance of teams through helping individuals to set career objectives   and to     periodically     ​review   and assess    performance reports.

Who should take
this course?

Participants should preferably have WPLN proficiency level 6 and above.  ​

Trainer Profiles

Ms Christy Chung

As the Director of Continuing Education & Training Academy in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Christy spends most of her time leading cross-functional teams to work with Government agencies, industry partners and teams at other polytechnics to formulate and coordinate the roll out of adult learning initiatives and programmes. Despite that, she is concurrently researching into adult learning motivation as a doctorate candidate with the University of Western Australia.

Prior to that, Christy was the Head of Office of Internships and Careers in the polytechnic. Under her leadership, notable enhancements were made to internships and Education & Career Guidance (ECG) for students. These include Career & Professional Preparation modules, Digital Portfolios, Industry Mentors' Network as well as certification programmes and communities of practice for staff. Passionate about technology and analytics, Christy led in digitalising career services, implementing a new internship ERP system, sensemaking of internship analytics and launching the first local study on employers’ sentiments on the skills and attributes of polytechnic graduates.

Christy graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (1st Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. She is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Global Career Development Facilitator.

Dr Timothy Hsi
Educator, Psychotherapist, Coach

Dr Timothy Hsi is a counsellor educator, psychotherapist and coach. He is the Founder and Principal of Abundanz Consulting Pte Ltd and is the Master Instructor for Knowdell’s Job and Career Transition Coach Certification workshops. He is also a NCDA Instructor for the Facilitating Career Development programme. He teaches counselling courses ranging from research methods, counselling theories and counselling ethics in various academic institutions such as Australian College for Applied Psychology in Adelaide and James Cook University in Singapore. 

Dr Tim was a recipient of the “Outstanding Career Educator” Award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) conference and the “Emerging Leader Award” the year before. He is also the Founding President of the Career Development Association of Singapore (CDAS) and leads a team of passionate career practitioners with the aim of improving the professional identity of career practitioners in Singapore. During his time at the Singapore Management University, he was the Centre Director of the Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre and adjunct faculty with the School of Social Sciences and is currently involved as a member of the Advisory Board for the Wellness Centre. 

Dr Tim has a Doctor in Education from the UCL Institute of Education and a Master in Guidance and Counselling from James Cook University. 

Additionally, he has certifications as: 

• NCDA FCD Instructor (National Career Development Association, USA)
• Job and Career Transition Coach (Career Planning & Adult Development Network, USA); 
• EMDR Practitioner (EMDR Institute, USA); 
• Registered Counselling Supervisor (Singapore Association for Counselling); 
• Level 4 member (Australian Counselling Association); 
• ACTA certified Adult Educator (Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore); 
• Neuro-Linguistics Programming Practitioner (Australasian Institute of NLP) 
• Certified Behavioural Consultant (Institute of Motivational Living Inc, USA).


Abundanz Consulting Pte Ltd (previously Abundanz Enterprise) was established in 2005 with the purpose of training and developing people in their growth as a person or an organization. Abundanz started by offering Social and Emotional Learning workshops to secondary school students & teachers, professional development trainings to allied educators and executive training. 

Currently, Abundanz is a forerunner in providing credible and up to date career development trainings and resources to career practitioners in Singapore. By the strength of strategic international partners, Abundanz is able to carry renown programs and products to support the works of these career practitioners. 

Abundanz’s deep understanding of industry together with their team of career educators and career coaches supply career preparatory and life skills workshops for local Professional, Managers, Executives and Technicians as well as transition workshops for Public Service Division. ​



The topics to be covered for the 2-day workshop include the following:

  • Roles of a KnowdellTM    Career
  • Advisor
  • Career Development Theory
  • KnowdellTM    Transition Model​
  • Career Values, Interests, Skills & Personality
  • Advising Skills
  • KnowdellTM    Career Tools- Career Values and Motivated Skills

 Click here   for more info on program outline.​

Course Information

​Application Period
​22 Dec 2020 - 24 Jan 2021​

Course Date​ 25 - 26 February 2021​
Class Time​
9am to 5pm​
Assessment/ Award
​Participants who successfully meet all the requirements of the course will receive a   ​KnowdellTM   Career Advisor Certificate​.
Course Fees
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents: $481.50
Singaporeans qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (40 years old and above): $181.50
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs*: $181.50

Full course fee: $1,605.00

*Enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Cou​rse fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.​
For more information on other subsidies, please click here.

​​SkillsFuture Credit Eligibility​​ ​Eligible (NP_SC75)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

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