Certificate in Support Care (Community Care)

KWSH-CL-42 (Basic)

Course Objectives

This 12 days programme aims to equip participants with knowledge on basic nursing and therapy skills. This programme adopts a blended learning approach with a good mix of classroom training, clinical skills practice and assessment. This is an entry-level course for anyone who are new to the Community Care Sector.

Programme Highlights :

1Understanding our Community Care Sector, ageing process and medical conditions
2Person-centered care (PPC) approach in client engagement
3Client Care Modules

  • Monitoring health status
  • Basic hygiene
  • Elimination needs
  • Nutrition
  • Basic first aid
  • Lifting, transferring & repositioning of clients with reduced mobility
  • Assisting client with mobility impairments
4Infection prevention and control
5Engaging elderly through social, recreational and rehabilitative activities
6Effective teamwork & communication in the workplace

Upon meeting course completion requirements, participants will be accorded the Certificate in Support Care (Community Care)

Target Participants

Participants who wish to seek a career in the Community Care sector and gain entry-level skills in nursing and therapy skills. Participants should have minimum Secondary 3 education or with relevant experience.

Course Overview

Date/ Time

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Run 1 : 1 July to 17 July 2020

Run 2 : 20 July to 4 Aug 2020

Run 3 : 17 Aug to 4 Sep 2020

*Dates are subjected to changes


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

This programme is delivered by KWSH staffs who are the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) approved trainers. KWSH is appointed by the ITE as the Industry Training Centre for the Community Care Sector for the ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) in Healthcare (Home Care & Dementia Care) and the Certified On The Job Training Center (COJTC).

Sim Puay Cheng

Assistant Director, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Ms Sim Puay Cheng is a highly-experienced nurse leader with over 30 years of clinical experience and is currently working as a Senior Nurse Educator at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). She holds several qualifications: Master of Arts (Human Resource Development) (SIM-George Washington University, USA / 1999), Bachelor of Nursing (La Trobe University, Australia / 1993), Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (National Institute of Education / Singapore / 2013), and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (CBLD, Singapore / 2010). Her area of specialization includes critical care, gerontology, infection control and nursing education.

Fiona Tan

Senior Nurse Educator, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Ms Fiona Tan is a Senior Nurse Educator in KWSH with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare clinical and education industry. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Nursing, and an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Medical-Surgical). Her area of specialisation includes Medical-Surgical nursing, Training and Development for nurses, allied health workers and nursing students. Prior to joining KWSH, Ms Fiona has worked in both restructured and private hospitals as well as primary healthcare setting in Singapore. Her vast experiences and contributions have won her numerous National accolades such as The Courage Fund Healthcare Humanity Awards (2020) and the MOH Nurses’ Merit Award (2015).

Course Fee: $2568 (include 7% GST)


Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans / PRs working in eligible Community Care organisations.

Please register for the course directly with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300