WSQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD SERVICES (Decoupled) (Culinary Arts)

Ideal for: Aspiring chefs with a passion for cooking and service, a motivation to excel and dreams of a global career. The programme is suited for those who are looking to further develop their culinary skills after attaining the qualification of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Food Service (Culinary Arts).

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-2020504126


No dates available

Up to 3 months

The objectives of the diploma are

  • To equip students with the skills that match their job roles in the food service sector.
  • To equip students with the horizontal skills that they could need to work better and progress upwards in their career in the food service environment.


The programme allows flexibility for students who have attained prior qualifications of Advanced Certificate in Food Service (Culinary Arts) to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Open Access Pathway

Diploma in Food Services (Culinary Arts) (Decoupled) is a 3-month programme under the new SkillsFuture Framework for Food Services. This programme allows students to study the advanced skills and knowledge of culinary arts. It also equips students with the relevant competencies (both specialized and soft skills) for them to perform their job roles effectively and efficiently, as well as adapt to the fast-changing/dynamic F&B work environment. These skills have also been carefully selected to promote the development or enhancement of horizontal skills for mobility within the F&B sector. There are 16 skill standards:

  • Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level
  • Manage Crisis Situations
  • Make Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Demonstrate Sous Vide Method
  • Apply Sensory Analysis to Food and Beverage Preparation and Presentation
  • Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement
  • Conduct Staff Performance Assessment Process
  • Maintain Displays
  • Administer Purchasing and Receiving Procedures
  • Implement Site/Outlet and Equipment Maintenance Plans
  • Prepare and Serve Wines
  • Prepare and Serve Alcoholic Beverages
  • Prepare La Mien and La Mien Dishes
  • Use Herbs & Spices in Various Cuisine Preparation and Presentation
  • Prepare Herb & Spice Blend of Various Cuisines
  • Prepare Various Types of Cuisines
  • SpiceOdyssey® Project (Non-WSQ)



WSQ Diploma in Food   Services (Culinary Arts) (Decoupled)

Singaporeans / SPRs 

International   Students 

Programme Fee 

SGD 12,000.00 

SGD 12,000.00 

SSG Funding 

(SGD 8,400.00) 


Net Programme Fee  

SGD 3,600.00 

SGD 12,000.00

Application Fee   (Non-Refundable) 

SGD 100.00 

SGD 100.00 

Starter Kit 

SGD 1,445.00 

SGD 1,445.00  

Admin Fee 

SGD 200.00 

SGD 400.00 

Medical Insurance 

SGD 45.00 

SGD 45.00 

Fee Protection   Scheme 

SGD 37.03

SGD 97.23

Total Fees Payable  

SGD 5,427.03 

SGD 14,087.23 

GST (7%) 

SGD 379.89

SGD 986.11 

Net Fees Payable 

SGD 5,806.92 

SGD 15,073.34


- Prices are subject to change
- SSG Funding up to 70% programme fee is for all eligible Singaporeans and SPRs. Funding validity period is up to 30 Jun 2021.
- This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme.
- 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). The same Start Kit is used for Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma Levels. Students need to purchase once only.

Only applicable for Singaporean and Singapore PR trainees


Additional funding* 

WSS Scheme** 

MCES Funding 

Enhanced Subsidy 


SGD   2,400.00 

Training Allowance at $6 per hour, capped at 180 hours per WSS Eligibility Year 

SGD 1,080.00 




Additional Funding* 

WSS Scheme**                

MCES Funding               



Enhanced Subsidy 

SGD 2,400.00 

SGD 2,400.00 


Enhanced Absentee   Payroll, capped at $10 per hour
(Valid till 31 Dec 2020)  

SGD 3,320.00 

SGD 3,320.00

SGD 3,320.00

SGD 3,320.00

Absentee Payroll, capped   at $7.50 and $4.50 per hour
for SME and Non-SME respectively 

SGD 3,144.04 

SGD 2,490.00 
SGD 1,494.00 

SGD 3,490.00 

SGD 1,494.00 

*Application through SkillsConnect / new Training Grants system.
** 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 sponsored gets Absentee Payroll up to 95% of trainee hourly basic salary.
  • Visit for more information.

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:

  • 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 SGD100 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 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 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 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 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 for more information


OCBC FRANK Education Loan

  • Low interest rate of 4.5% per year
  • Three flexible repayment options
  • Visit for more information
  • Passion for Culinary Arts At least 18 years old
  • At least 3 months 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 Advanced Certificate in Food Service (Culinary Arts) with a minimum average grade of B and above

Singaporean/Singapore PR Applicants:

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

International Applicants:

  • At least 18 years old
  • At least 3 months 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 Advanced Certificate in Food Service (Culinary Arts) with a minimum average grade of B and above

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.
  • 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 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.

20200702 Degree Pathway new v0.1 01

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 Funding

  • 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.

Singaporean/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 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 survey 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 centralized corporate email and have to use their staff email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.