SGUNITED SKILLS PROGRAMME (SGUS)

Upskill through SGUnited Skills Programme. The SGUnited Skills (SGUS) programme is a 6 months full-time training programme designed to help unemployed Singaporeans to upskill and reskill themselves. The training programmes are designed to help you acquire F&B industry-relevant skills to improve employability.

SGUnited Skills is intended for mid-career jobseekers impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. It comprises full-time reskilling training of 6 months. In view of the full-time training commitment, trainees receive a monthly training allowance to cover their basic expenses. The course fee is also highly subsidised, the nett fee payable is only $500 for a 6-month SGUS programme.

ACI offers two tracks for SGUS, you can select from either the SGUS ACI Culinary Arts Programme or SGUS ACI Pastry & Baking Programme. Please note that some of the modules will be conducted via E-learning thus trainees must own suitable learning devices such as laptops and tablets with camera and audio functions.

What are the Benefits?

  • Training allowance of up to $1,200 per month and highly subsidised course fees
  • Course fee of $500 Nett Fee Payable Per Pax (incl GST)
  • Certifiable and industry-relevant courses to help you improve employability
  • Conducted in a modular format to facilitate transition to employment as and when job opportunities are present

What are the Programmes?

WSQ Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts)

  • Project a Positive and Professional Image
  • Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain Quality Control Procedures and Safe Food and Beverage Environment
  • Demonstrate Basic Knife Skills
  • Prepare Meat and Poultry for Cooking
  • Prepare Basic Chinese Soup and Broth Dishes
  • Prepare Basic Chinese Steamed Dishes

WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts)

  • Prepare Fish and Seafood for Cooking
  • Prepare Basic Chinese Noodle Dishes
  • Demonstrate Basic Dry Heat and Moist Heat Cooking
  • Prepare Malay Cuisine
  • Prepare Japanese Cuisine
  • Facilitate Effective Work Teams
  • Provide Go-the-Extra-Mile Service in Food Services
  • Respond to Service Challenges in Food Services
  • Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace
  • Social Media Marketing for Food Services
  • Plan Menus and Perform Recipe Costing
  • Maintain Inventories
  • Interpret Culinary Nutrition
  • SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace
  • Project Work

WSQ Certificate in Food Services (Pastry & Baking)

  • Project a Positive and Professional Image
  • Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain Quality Control Procedures and Safe Food and Beverage Environment
  • Prepare Mise-en-Place (Pastry)
  • Demonstrate Baking Techniques, Mixing Methods and Piping Skills
  • Prepare Sweet and Savoury Fillings, Sauces and Creams

WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Pastry & Baking)

  • Facilitate Effective Work Teams
  • Prepare Basic Malay Desserts
  • Make Basic Breads
  • Make Basic Cakes
  • Make Cookies
  • Make Tarts and Short-crust Pastry
  • Make Muffins and Scones
  • Provide Go-the-Extra-Mile Service in Food Services
  • Respond to Service Challenges in Food Services
  • Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace
  • Social Media Marketing for Food Services
  • Plan Pastry Menus and Perform Recipe Costing
  • Maintain Inventories
  • Understand Nutritional Knowledge and dietary requirements & Bake for Health
  • Make Cafe-Style Breads
  • SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace
  • Project Work

Fees

  SGUS-ACI Culinary Arts Programme SGUS-ACI Pastry & Baking Programme
Programme Fee (6mths) $17,700.00 $16,967.00
Funding/Subsidy -$17,232.71 -$16,499.71
Nett Fee Payable Per Pax (excl GST) $467.29 $467.29
GST 7% $32.71 $32.71
Full Course Fees (incl GST) $500.00 $500.00

Notes:
  • Applicants are required to go through a briefing session before course commencement date.
  • Trainees are required to purchase a starter kit which includes the uniforms and tools set.
  • SGUS is open to only to Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) who meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Terms and conditions apply, please contact us to find out more.
  • Payment mode can be done by SkillsFuture Credit (For Singaporeans age 25 years old and above), Mid-Career Transition Credit for Singaporeans age 40 years to 60 years old, PAYNOW, AXS or NETS.

More information can be found at https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/content/portal/en/header/faqs/SGUnitedSkills.html.

Entry Requirements

Who can apply?

  1. Minimum Secondary 2 level and above
  2. Singapore Citizens / PRs aged 21 and above and they MUST

    (a) did not graduate or is not scheduled to graduate between calendar years 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive) from any ITE or tertiary education institution (this includes polytechnics and universities, whether local or foreign);
    (b) did not complete or is not scheduled to complete National Service between calendar years 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive); and
    (c) did not undertake or is not currently undertaking a different course which was part of the SGUnited Skills Programme or the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training. Individuals who are able to commit to the training programme on a full-time basis
  3. Other terms and conditions applies
  4. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email from ACI, please note that shortlisted applicants are required to undergo a screening interview and admission briefing.

For answers to commonly asked questions,please refer to this FAQ link from SSG.

Please note that SGUS Programmes for both tracks are fully booked this year. You may check out our website again for updates end of this year for next year’s intake details.


Contact us now

Please contact us for more information regarding the course.

Pastry & Baking Programme

 Tan Jie Min    Tan_Jie_Min@aci.edu.sg    64173317

Culinary Arts Programme

 Joyce Koo    Joyce_Koo@aci.edu.sg    64173619