Online Diploma + SDFE (12 months)

At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy proudly offers a new opportunity to earn a Highspeed Double Diploma in food services and entrepreneurial fields. This unique programme allows you to gain dual expertise, enhancing your career prospects and potentially opening doors to new opportunities. From our curated online diploma and specialist diploma programmes, you'll receive top-notch education tailored to your needs, giving you a competitive edge in the industry.

Upon completion, depending on the double diploma track chosen, the graduates will be awarded a full qualification in Diploma in Culinary Arts (e-learning) OR Diploma in Pastry and Bakery (e-learning) OR Diploma in Food & Beverage Management (e-learning) and a Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship (e-learning) by At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy.

SDFE Course Reference Number: TGS-2023036111

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*Dates are subject to change

Up to 12 Months

The online diploma programmes are offered in three tracks (culinary arts, pastry & bakery and food & beverage management) consisting of synchronous and asynchronous self-directed online study. The synchronous classes will be conducted online on Monday and Tuesday from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm*.

Upon completion, successful graduates proceed to the 6-month online Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship. The classes will be conducted completely online on the 4th week of the month from Monday to Friday, 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm*.

*Subject to change

Double Diploma programmes will equip learners with critical work function skills that will allow them to acquire and broaden problem-solving and creative business thinking skills & knowledge. This will in turn help course participants to build a strong foundation and business acumen. The programme has a carefully curated list of skills and knowledge to close the existing industry skills gap and match their future job roles in the food service sector and also encompasses transferable skills that they would need to work better and progress upwards in their career in the food services and entrepreneurship sectors.

The programme contents of the various tracks are available here.

Culinary Arts / Pastry & Bakery / Food & Beverage Management

(Non SME-sponsored)

Singaporean/SPR/LTVP+    (SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)

International Student (residing in Singapore)

International Student (residing outside Singapore)

Programme Fee SGD 15,300.00 SGD 15,300.00 SGD 15,300.00 SGD 15,300.00 SGD 15,300.00
SSG Funding (SGD 5,810.00) (SGD 5,810.00) (SGD 5,810.00) - -
Net Programme Fee SGD 9,490.00 SGD 9,490.00 SGD 9,490.00 SGD 15,300.00 SGD 15,300.00
Administration Fee SGD 600.00 SGD 600.00 SGD 600.00 SGD 600.00 SGD 600.00
Textbook SGD 89.95 SGD 89.95 SGD 89.95 SGD 89.95 SGD 89.95
Fee Protection Scheme SGD 74.46 SGD 74.46 SGD 74.46 SGD 111.93 SGD 111.93
Total Fees Payable SGD 10,254.41 SGD 10,254.41 SGD 10,254.41 SGD 16,101.88 SGD 16,101.88
GST (9%) SGD 922.90 SGD 922.90 SGD 922.90 SGD 1,449.17 -
Enhanced Subsidy (SGD 1,190.00) (SGD 1,190.00) - - -
Net Fees Payable SGD 9,987.31 SGD 9,987.31 SGD 11,177.31 SGD 17,551.05 SGD 16,101.88
  • Prices are subject to change
  • SDFE Funding validity period is up to 31 May 2025. funding amount may be subject to funding cap.
  • SDFE is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme (for self-sponsored only)
  • SDFE is an absentee payroll eligible programme (for company-sponsored only)
  • SDFE is a Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme eligible programme
  • $109 Application fee (non-refundable) is due upon submission of the application form
  • GST is not applicable to students residing outside Singapore 
  • Students need to acquire own medical insurance
  • Online Diploma is a UTAP eligible programme (up to 31 Mar 2025)^
  • Culinary Arts: $1,185 starter kit (before GST) is optional includes Knife & Tool Set, Student Uniform Set (2 sets of uniform, 1 pair of safety shoes, 2 aprons and 2 kitchen towels)
  • Pastry & Bakery: $1,145 starter kit (before GST) is optional includes Knife & Tool Set, Student Uniform Set (2 sets of uniform, 1 pair of safety shoes, 2 aprons and 2 kitchen towels).
  • Food & Beverage Management: $400 starter kit (before GST) is optional includes Tool Set.
  • Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) funding support took effect from 1 Oct 2021, LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card


SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding - up to 70% programme fee
For all eligible Singaporeans, SPRs and Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding - up to 90% programme fee
For eligible Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above. Visit for more information.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - up to 90% programme fee
For SMEs that meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singaporeans or SPRs
  3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
  4. Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employees for the course
  5. Trainees must be Singaporeans or SPRs

Visit for more information.

^Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training.
NTUC qualifying members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support (balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy, including SFC):
-    NTUC members up to $250 per year
-    NTUC Starter members up to $200 per year 
-    NTUC members aged 40 years and above up to $500 per year (for courses commencing from 1 July 2020 to 31 Dec 2025)
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Only applicable for Singaporean, Singapore PR and LTVP+ Holder trainees

Absentee Payroll at $4.50 per hour*


Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship 

 SGD 1,629.00

*Application through Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills. Maximum cap of $100,000 AP Funding for each organisation.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding 
A grant to help employers defray the manpower costs incurred when they send their employees for training courses funded by SSG.
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At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is partnering with these financial institutions:

POSB Further Study Assist 

  • Lower interest rates of 4.38% p.a. with a 2.5% processing fee
  • Flexible repayment period up to 10 years that best suit your needs
  • Visit for more information


OCBC FRANK Education Loan

  • Low-interest rate of 4.5% per year
  • Three flexible repayment options
  • Visit for more information

• Passion to work in the F&B industry

• At least 16 years old and has the intention to join the F&B industry upon graduation from the programme

• Possess leadership qualities, artistic and disciplined

• Required to undergo an interview and online profiling test

Singaporean/Singapore PR Applicants:

• At least 3 GCE N-Level credits (including English) or WPL Level 4

• Completed/Exempted from National Service (for Singaporean Males only)

International Applicants:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Advanced level of At-Sunrice online English Bridging Course / IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL (internet-based total) 35 - 45 / WPL Level 4

  • Enrolment is subject to availability and incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • The programme is conducted in English and proficiency in the language is a requirement.
  • Programme contents and all prices are subject to change.
  • Trainee who chooses to drop out prior to successful completion will be requested to pay the programme fees in full and will not be entitled to any SOAs or certificates.
  • The following items are compulsory and must be purchased before the commencement of the programme:
    • Medical Insurance,
    • Fee Protection Scheme.
  • Food items from all practical sessions shall be consumed in the Academy, either during lunch or dinner time.
  • For food safety purposes, food items are not allowed to be taken home for consumption.
  • Students are required to meet the following criteria in order to obtain their relevant certificates:
    • A minimum attendance of 90% and above
    • Pass all assessments required by the programme;
    • Abide with the student code of conduct.

1. Please ensure that all documents listed below are duly prepared:

Singaporean/SPR Applicant/LTVP+ Holders

Copy of NRIC / LTVP+ (front & back)

Copy of highest educational qualification (Certificate / Transcript) & Official Translation (if not in English)

NS Certificate of service completion and transcript (for male applicants only) 

Resume / Curriculum Vitae (with names & contact info of at least  2 Referees) ( please click here for the template)

2. Click here to apply. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for the online application and ensure all documents are duly completed and submitted online. Any incomplete application will not be processed.

3. Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Confirmation of seats is on a first come first serve basis with full payment received via online debit/credit card/PayNow.

4. Complete the online Talent/Personality Test in the Online Application.

5. We will contact the shortlisted applicant within 7 working days for a face-to-face interview.

6. After the interview, your application will be submitted to the Admission Board for review. We will notify you within 3 weeks via email.

7. For successful applicants:

Singaporean/SPR / LTVP+ Holders with SSG Funding

  • Applicants accepted into At-Sunrice's certificate and/or diploma programmes will receive a copy of the Advisory Note, Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and/or Standard PEI Student Contract via email. The student will then be invited to the Academy on a scheduled date to sign the original documents.

8. Training Quality and Outcomes Measurement Survey (TRAQOM) by SkillsFuture Singapore

SSG will conduct the two post-course evaluation surveys in the following manner:

  • The Quality Survey will be conducted after the course end date through an electronic survey. The survey will be emailed to the trainee through SSG’s central survey system.
  • The Outcomes Survey will be administered once a year through a contracted vendor. The survey will be sent to shortlisted trainees who have completed their full qualification course(s) or CU(s).
  • The trainee is to provide your personal email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.
  • All corporate companies registering their staff for training are to avoid using centralized corporate email and have to use their staff email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.