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WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts)

Course Reference Number: TGS-2019502746

Course Objectives

This WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts) is targeted at entry level cooks as well as existing cooks, specifically for those employed in small to medium sized kitchens. The cook is responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards. He/she needs to follow established food production programs and procedures. This includes appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste and fraud and is expected to follow written and oral instructions and procedures, and requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills to complete tasks.

Methods of Learning

Mini lectures with presentations to explain concepts and theories

  Practical activities including demonstrations, hands-on practice and observation

  Mutual sharing, discussion and feedback.

Learning Outcomes / Contributing modules details

On completion of this unit, learners shall be able to apply the following at the workplace:

Food Safety Course Level 1

Maintain safe and secure working environment 

Prepare equipment and ingredients 

Maintain quality control procedures 

Demonstrate basic dry heat cooking methods

Demonstrate basic moist heat cooking methods

Maintain food and beverage production environment  

Entry of Requirements

Be 18 years old and above

No Formal Qualification & Lower Primary 

Able to read and write English and/or Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) level 4 

Who should attend

Kitchen helpers, existing cooks as well as aspiring cooks


Students who successfully completed and pass all assessments shall be awarded a Statement of Attainment from SSG.

Students will need to achieve a minimum attendance rate of 75%. 

Mode of Delivery

Practical and Assessment

Course Fee

Full Course fee before SSG funding
$3862.70 (inclusive of GST)

Miscellaneous Fees

Make-up Session - $10.70 (inclusive of GST)

Appeal & Re-assessment - $21.40 (inclusive of GST)


19 Day(s) (154.25 Hrs)

Full Time: 1 Month
Part Time: 2 Months

Teacher : Students Ratio


Minimum Number to Start Class

Minimum 8 pax to start the class

Nett Fee (after SSG funding* and inclusive of GST) (Effective from 1 July 2020)

Funding Validity Period: 27 May 2019 to 31 Mar 2022

After 90% funding
(capped at $25/hr)
After 80% funding
(capped at $17/hr)
Applicable for :

- Singapore Citizens
- Aged 40 years and above

Company Sponsored #
- SMEs: Singapore Citizens /PRs
- Non-SMEs: Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
Applicable for :

- SingaporeCitizens/PRs
- Aged 21 years and above

Company Sponsored #
- Non-SMEs:
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years/PRs

 #Absentee payroll support in addition to course fee funding available for company sponsored candidates.
 *Terms and conditions applies to all types of SSG fundings. More details at www.wsg.gov.sg