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Higher Diploma in Caregiving

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About the course
  • The Higher Diploma in Caregiving is designed with a focus on advanced Childcare and Elderly Care and to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to provide quality care to both children and the elderly in a diverse and multicultural context like Singapore.

  • This comprehensive program covers various aspects of caregiving, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to meet the unique needs of these two distinct age groups.

  • The Higher Diploma in Caregiving in Singapore is a specialized program designed to prepare individuals for roles in healthcare and caregiving.

  • This comprehensive course focuses on developing the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality care for individuals in various healthcare settings.

  • This program is tailored for those aspiring to enter the caregiving profession or enhance their existing skills in the field of healthcare.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate Proficiency in Patient Care:

  • Provide comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals with diverse needs, ensuring their physical, emotional, and social well-being.

  • Apply Critical Caregiving Knowledge:

  • Utilize a sound understanding of basic caregiving concepts, anatomy, and physiology to effectively address the healthcare needs of care recipients.

  • Implement Effective Communication Skills:

  • Communicate empathetically and respectfully with care recipients, their families, and healthcare professionals, fostering a positive and supportive caregiving environment.

  • Safely Manage Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):

  • Safely assist care recipients with activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, mobility, nutrition, and medication management.

  • Employ Risk Management and Safety Measures:

  • Identify potential risks in caregiving situations and implement preventive measures, ensuring the safety and well-being of care recipients and caregivers.

  • Collaborate Effectively in a Healthcare Team:

  • Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, contributing to a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and fostering a team-oriented caregiving environment.

  • Apply Cultural Competence in Care Provision:

  • Respect and adapt to diverse cultural beliefs and practices, providing culturally competent care and promoting an inclusive and culturally sensitive caregiving approach.

  • Demonstrate Self-Care Practices:

  • Recognize the impact of caregiving on personal well-being and employ self-care strategies to prevent burnout, ensuring sustained effectiveness as a caregiver.


All the modules here can be taken as individual stackable units and it stacks to form a complete qualification. Each module completion will be awarded a "certificate". Each modules taken separately is priced at $1400. Please email us if you wish to take the modules as stackable qualifications.

Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements

  1. Above the age of 17 years of age, and

  2. Obtained at least a pass (minimum of ‘E’) at GCE A-Levels in any
    2 subjects, or

  3. Diploma or other qualifications of equivalent level, or

  4. Mature candidates who are at least 30 years old with at least 8
    years of working experience.


Language Requirements:

  1. At least a pass (minimum ‘E’) at GCE A-Level English or IELTS 6.5 or WPLN (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) at Level 7.

Sample Certificate

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Completion of this diploma programme allows progression to any degree* programme in other schools should you meet their admission requirements*.

What can you do with this diploma?

A higher diploma in caregiving in Singapore provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to work in various caregiving roles especially those that focuses on child and elderly care. While it may not qualify you for certain advanced positions that require higher degrees and professional licensure, it can serve as a valuable starting point for a career in the field of caregiving and healthcare.

The million dollar question: What can you do with this diploma?

  1. Senior Caregiver/Supervisor: Take on a leadership role in managing a team of caregivers, overseeing their work, and ensuring the quality of care provided to clients.

  2. Case Manager: Manage and coordinate care plans for individuals with complex needs, working closely with healthcare professionals, social workers, and other service providers to ensure comprehensive care.

  3. Healthcare Manager/Administrator: Manage the operations of a healthcare facility or department, including budgeting, staffing, and ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.

  4. Clinical Supervisor: Provide supervision and guidance to caregivers and other healthcare professionals, ensuring that they adhere to best practices and standards of care.

  5. Specialized Care Provider: Focus on a specific area of caregiving, such as palliative care, dementia care, or mental health care, providing specialized support and services to individuals with specific needs.

  6. Health Educator: Educate individuals and communities about health-related topics, promote healthy lifestyles, and provide information on accessing healthcare services.

  7. Program Coordinator: Develop and coordinate caregiving programs and services for healthcare facilities, community organizations, or government agencies.

How much can you make?

We're not going to make any data up. You can visit this link for a more specific salary breakdown for the above professions according to NCSS (Singapore). 


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