Specialist Diploma in Culinary Wellness is a 6-month online learning programme that provides the participants with the opportunity to learn about cuisine and health in a holistic manner, which can benefit both individuals, F&B and health professionals get a deeper understanding of cuisine and wellness, especially with the new lights being thrown on the gut microbiome and the scientific interpretation of old traditional cuisines.
Upon completion, the graduate is awarded with a Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship (e-learning) by At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy.
Course Reference Number: TGS-2023036112

Intake Commencement Dates

  • TBA

*Dates are subject to change

6 Months (362 Hours)

At the end of this programme, learners are expected to
  • Understand and apply the principles of food psychosociology.
  • Apply the principles of food chemistry.
  • Understand the fundamentals of food nutrition and its impact on the human gut microbiome.
  • Understand and apply principles of culinary science.
  • Conduct a capstone project related to culinary wellness.

The programme covers the following modules:

  • Application of Principles of Food Psychosociology: This module enables the learners to acquire the ability to understand and apply the factors that affect the choices and expectations of consumers in their choices of food locally and globally.
  • Creative Entrepreneurship: In this module, learners will get an opportunity to develop their own business plan through skills and knowledge acquired from lectures and discussions with instructors, industry experts and fellow peers.
  • Application of Principles of Culinary Science: This module focuses on culinary hands-on skills. Learners will learn basic health and hygiene techniques, and knife skills followed by hands-on cooking sessions of the East and the West, including some blue zone culinary practises.
  • Introduction to Basic Food Chemistry: The learning objective of this module is for the students to understand the chemical composition of foods, with the chemical structure and properties of food constituents, and demonstrate the chemical changes that food undergoes during processing, cooking and storage.
  • Food, Nutrition and Gut Microbiome: This module covers and focuses on understanding the human microbiome and Metabesity.
  • Capstone Project: This is the culmination of the 6-month programme that allows students to use all their learned skills and knowledge to create a business plan related to culinary wellness. This also forms a consolidated assessment for the six modules.

Specialist Diploma in Culinary Wellness (with effect from 1 Jan 2024)

Singaporean/SPR/LTVP+    (SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)

International Student (residing in Singapore)

International Student (residing outside Singapore)

Programme Fee SGD 8,300.00 SGD 8,300.00 SGD 8,300.00 SGD 8,300.00 SGD 8,300.00
SSG Funding (SGD 5,810.00) (SGD 5,810.00) (SGD 5,810.00) - -
Net Programme Fee SGD 2,490.00 SGD 2,490.00 SGD 2,490.00 SGD 8,300.00 SGD 8,300.00
Administration Fee SGD 300.00 SGD 300.00 SGD 300.00 SGD 300.00 SGD 300.00
Medical Insurance - - - - -
Fee Protection Scheme SGD 23.36 SGD 23.36 SGD 23.36 SGD 60.20 SGD 60.20
Total Fees Payable SGD 2,813.36 SGD 2,813.36 SGD 2,813.36 SGD 8,660.20 SGD 8,660.20
GST (9%) SGD 253.20 SGD 253.20 SGD 253.20 SGD 779.42 -
Enhanced Subsidy (SGD 1,190.00) (SGD 1,190.00) - - -
Net Fees Payable SGD 1,876.56 SGD 1,876.56 SGD 3,066.56 SGD 9,439.62 SGD 8,660.20
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Funding validity period is up to 31 May 2025, funding amount may be subject to funding cap
  • This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme (for self-sponsored only)
  • This is an absentee payroll eligible programme (for company-sponsored only)
  • This 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
  • 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 - 70% programme fee
For all eligible Singaporeans, SPRs and Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding - up 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

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Only applicable for Singaporean, Singapore PR and LTVP+ Holder trainees

Absentee Payroll*


Absentee Payroll at $4.50 per hour 

 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 2.5% processing fee
  • Flexible repayment period up to 10 years that best suit your needs
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OCBC FRANK Education Loan

  • Low interest rate of 4.5% per year
  • Three flexible repayment options
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Academic/Work Experience Requirements:
  • Obtained at least a minimum average grade of B in any of the WSQ certificate or diploma programmes offered by At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy; OR
Singaporean / Singapore PR Applicants:
  • Obtained at least a pass in a polytechnic diploma/ITE diploma or equivalent qualifications in the relevant field of study; OR
International Applicants:
  • Obtained at least a pass in a diploma or equivalent qualifications in the relevant field of study; AND
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of working experience in any F&B-related establishments and/or in any of the six key disciplines of well-being, sustainability, tourism, do good, education, journalism and should be at least 19 years old.
Language Proficiency Requirements:
  • Obtained at least an IELTS score of 5.5 / TOEFL (internet-based total) score of 46-59 / WPL Level 5; AND
  • Completed/exempted from National Service (for Singaporean males only.
  • 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.