Ideal for: Aspiring chefs with a passion for cooking and service, a motivation to excel and dreams of a global career. Graduates may progress to degree courses with Johnson & Wales University (USA), George Brown College (Canada), University of West London (UK), International College of Hotel Management (Australia) or Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

Upon completion, graduate is awarded with a full qualification in WSQ Diploma in Food Services (Culinary Arts).

Course reference number: TGS-2020504127


No dates available

Up to 18 months

Eastern and Western Cuisine
With a unique Study & Work pedagogy, this diploma allows you to go on an experiential journey during which you will learn a wide range of cooking techniques - from the fundamentals to the advanced of Eastern & Western cuisines. You will also take part in an enriching apprenticeship programme working in established hotels and restaurants (both Asian and Western) that will groom you for the vibrant F&B industry during your course of study. 

This programme is developed under the new Skills Framework (SFw) for Food Services; a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning.

Study and Work
Term 1 comprises full day classroom learning and hands-on practicum in At-Sunrice. There is no allowance in Term 1.

Term 2 and Term 3 consists of 1-week classroom learning (study) and 2-weeks apprenticeship (work) rotation. Students apprentice either at one Asian or one Western restaurant for a period of 6 months.

Term 4 comprises full day classroom learning and hands-on practicum in At-Sunrice.

Term 5 consists of 6 months Singapore Industrial Attachment (SIA) or Overseas Industrial Attachment (OIA). International students may choose to do their industrial attachment in their home country via Own Country Industrial Attachment (OCIA).

Work Allowances
All students receive S$800 a month for industrial attachment and SIA allowances. In addition, Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents receive 6-month training allowance for apprenticeship from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

  Singaporeans /SPRs                   International Students              
Programme Fee SGD 29,150.00 SGD 29,150.00
SSG Funding (SGD 20,405.00) -
Net Programme Fee SGD 8,745.00 SGD 29,150.00
Application Fee (Non-Refundable) SGD 107 SGD 107
Starter Kit SGD 1,445.00 SGD 1,445.00
Admin Fee SGD 500.00 SGD 500.00
Medical Insurance SGD 90.00 SGD 90.00
Fee Protection Scheme NA SGD 218.30
Total Fees Payable SGD 10,887.00 SGD 31,510.30
GST (7%) SGD 762.09 SGD 2,205.72
Nett Fees Payable SGD 11,649.09 SGD 33,716.02
First payment (upon signing of student contract) SGD 7,612.84 SGD 22,177.01 
Second payment (9 months after programme commencement) SGD 3,921.76  SGD 11,424.52 
Nett Fees Payable SGD 11,534.60 SGD 33,601.53


- Prices are subjected to change
- SSG Funding up to 70% programme fee is for all eligible Singaporeans and SPRs. Funding validity period is up to 31 Dec 2020.
- This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme.
- $107 Application fee (non-refundable) is due upon submission of application form
- Starter Kit includes Knife & Tool Set, Textbooks, Student Uniform Set (2 sets of uniform, 1 pair of safety shoes, 2 aprons and 2 kitchen towels)

Only applicable for Singaporean and Singapore PR trainees

Funding WSS Scheme**                         MCES Funding                       
Enhanced Subsidy - SGD 4,595.00
Training Allowance at $6 per hour, capped at 180 hours per WSS Eligibility Year SGD 1,080.00 -


Company -Sponsored
Funding        SME/Non-SME                SME                                               Non-SME                            
  WSS Scheme**                           MCES Funding                                                     
Enhanced Subsidy -       SGD 4,595.00 SGD 4,595.00 -
Enhanced Absentee Payroll, capped at $10 per hour (Valid till 30 Jun 2021) SGD 10,380.00          SGD 10,380.00 SGD 10,380.00 SGD 10,380.00
Absentee Payroll, capped at $7.50 and $4.50 per hour for SME and Non-SME respectively

SGD 9,829.86

SME: SGD 7,785.00                            
Non-SME: SGD 4,671.00  

SGD 7,785.00 SGD 4,671.00

*Application through TPGateway
** The Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS) replaces the Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS) with effect from 1 July 2020


Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme

For employed Singaporeans aged 35 years old and above and earn a monthly income of not more than SGD2,300.
Eligible individuals may receive SGD500 Training Commitment Award; Training Allowance (for self-sponsored only).
Company sponsor gets Absentee Payroll up to 95% of trainee hourly basic salary.
Visit wsg.gov.sg (https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html ) for more information. 


Mid-Career Enhancement Subsidy (MCES) Funding - up to 90% Programme Fee

  • For eligible Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.
  • Visit skillsfuture.sg for more information.


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - up to 90% programme fee

For SMEs that meet all of the following criteria: 

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singaporeans or SPRs
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD 100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course 
  • Trainees must be Singaporeans or SPRs
  • Visit ssg.gov.sg for more information


Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding

A grant to help employers defray the manpower costs incurred when they send their employees for certifiable skill training during working hours. Visit skillsconnect.gov.sg for more information.

SkillsFuture Qualification Award

Under the SkillsFuture Qualification Award, all Singaporean workers will receive: 

- SGD200 upon completion of the following WSQ full qualifications: Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate and below. 

- SGD1,000 upon completion of the following WSQ full qualifications: Diploma, Specialist Diploma and above. 

Visit skillsfuture.sg for more information.

SkillsFuture Study Awards

SGD5,000 Study Awards for early and mid-career Singaporeans who are committed to developing and deepening their skills and have relevant working experience in Food Services sector.

Visit skillsfuture.sg for more information.

At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is partnering with these financial institutions:

POSB Further Study Assist 

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


OCBC FRANK Education Loan

  • Low interest rate of 4.5% per year
  • Three flexible repayment options
  • Visit frankbyocbc.com for more information
  • Passion for Culinary Arts 
  • At least 17 years old
  • At least 1 week industry experience in any F&B establishments
  • Possess leadership qualities, artistic and disciplined
  • Required to undergo an interview and online profile test
  • At-Sunrice graduates of WSQ CCA / CPB / CFBO / CBO with a minimum average grade of B and above

Singaporean / Singapore PR Applicants:

  • At least 3 GCE 'N' Level credits (including English) or WPLN Level 5
  • Completed / Exempted from National Service (For Singaporean Males only)

International Applicants:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL (internet based total) 46-59 / WPLN Level 5
  • 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 commencement of programme:
    • Medical Insurance,
    • Fee Protection Scheme.
  • Food items from all practical session 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;

b. Pass all assessments required by the programme; 

c. Abide to the student code of conduct.

Begin your journey with At-Sunrice’s 18-month study and work diploma programme, where you will be equipped with a solid set of skills and knowledge based on our rigorous pedagogy, focusing on the East & West, Old World & New World, Herbs & Spices and Foodnovations driven by Technology for Momentum Effect. Eight bachelor degree tracks are available to At-Sunrice’s students upon graduation, offering them the opportunity to pursue their education further with an undergraduate study in one of the five established international universities.

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

International Applicant Singaporean/SPR Applicant
Copy of Passport Copy of highest educational qualification (Certificate / Transcript) & Official Translation (if not in English)
Recent Passport-sized colour photograph (taken against plain white background) NS Certificate of service completion and transcript(for male applicants only)
Copy of highest educational qualification (Certificate / Transcript) & Official Translation (if not in English) Resume / Curriculum Vitae (with names & contact info of at least 2 Referees) (please click here for the template)
Resume / Curriculum Vitae (with names & contact info of at least 2 Referees) (please click here for the template)  
Student Pass Form (please click here for the form  
Birth certificate and translation (if not in English)  
Proof of financial support  

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. Pay online by credit/debit card for the Application Fee only. Alternatively, we accept NETs, local cheque for local applicants; bank drafts and telegraphic transfers for international applicants. The details are as follows:

Beneficiary: At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy Pte Ltd

Bank: United Overseas Bank Limited

Branch: South Bridge Road

Bank code: 7375

Branch code: 343

Account No: 934-342-2489



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


5. We will contact the shortlisted applicant within 7 working days for an interview either face-to-face or via webcam if you are an international applicant.


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:

International and Local Student without SSG Fundin

  • At-Sunrice will courier the original copy of the Advisory Note, Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and Student's Contract to your home address.
  • At-Sunrice will apply for a Student Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore (ICA).
  • In accordance to ICA regulations, the Student Pass application can only be processed 2 months prior to the programme commencement.

 Singaporeans/SPR 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. Please be advised that the nett fees payable has to be made in two instalments. The first payment should be made within 10 working days upon the signing of the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) & student contract or before course commencement date, whichever is earlier. The second payment should be made 9 months after course commencement. Payment will not be accepted before the signing of LOA & student contract. 


9. 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 surveys will be sent to shortlisted trainees who have completed their full qualification course(s) or CU(s).
  • 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 centralised corporate email and have to use their staff email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys,