Diploma in Culinary Arts

Provided by At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy


Awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore

Course introduction


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 by Johnson & Wales University (USA) or University of West London (UK).

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

Course reference number: CRS-Q-0036652-MF


Area of Studies

Term 1

• Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
• Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environment
• Maintain Food & Beverage Production Environment
• Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
• Demonstrate Basic Knife Skills
• Prepare Spices, Seasonings and Marinades
• Prepare Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts and Mushrooms
• Maintain Quality Control Procedures
• Prepare Basic Indian Breads
• Make Muffins and Scones
• Make Basic Breads
• Prepare Meat and Poultry for Cooking
• Prepare Fish and Seafood for Cooking
• Demonstrate Basic Dry Heat Cooking Methods
• Demonstrate Basic Moist Heat Cooking Methods
• Prepare Basic Western Stocks and Soups
• Prepare Western Foudnation Sauces
• Prepare Cold Plates and Garnishes
• Prepare Pasta
• Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Operations Level
• Cultivate a Productivity and Innovative Mind-set

Term 2
• Prepare Sandwiches
• Prepare Singapore Heritage Dishes
• Facilitate Effective Work Teams
• Establish Relationships for Customer Confidence
• Maintain Workplace Safety and Health Policies and Procedures
• Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace
• Supervise Quality Procedures
• Demonstrate Advanced Moist Heat Cooking Techniques

Term 3
• Supervise Food Production
• Administer Purchasing and Receiving Procedures
• Maintain Inventories
• Understand Nutritional Knowledge and Dietary Requirements
• Carve Fruits and Vegetables for Food Presentation
• Prepare Advanced Chinese Noodle Dishes
• Prepare Advanced Chinese Soup and Broth Dishes
• Prepare Advanced Chinese Rice Dishes
• Prepare Advanced Chinese Stir-Fried Dishes
• Prepare Advanced Dim Sum Dishes

Term 4
• Develop and Implement Budget
• Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level
• Management Crisis Situations
• Make Hot and Cold Desserts
• Demonstrate Sous Vide Method
• Apply Sensory Analysis to Food and Beverage Preperation and Presentation
• Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement
• Conduct Staff Performance Assessment Process
• Maintain Displays
• Develop Menus
• 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 & Spice Blends of Various Cuisines
• Prepare Various Types of Cuisines
• SpiceOdyssey® Project (Non WSQ)

Term 5

Entry Requirements

• 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

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration:
Up to 18 months

Programme Dates:*

  • 29 July 2019
  • 2 September 2019
  • 14 October 2019
  • 25 Nov 2019
*Dates are subject to change

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. 
  • The programme content of this diploma follows the Enhanced Food and Beverage Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Framework, Culinary Arts progression track by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 
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 apprenticeship and SIA allowances. In addition, Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents receive 6 months training allowance for apprenticeship from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
Up to 18 months

Fees & Funding

Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit
  • Other grants: Workfare Training Support, Skillsfuture Study Awards, Skillsfuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

SSG Programme Fee Funding
Enjoy 70% SSG programme fee funding for all Singaporeans and SPRs who are eligible for our WSQ Specialist Diploma / WSQ Diploma programmes.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding – up to 90% Programme Fee Funding
Eligible for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above who are eligible for our WSQ Specialist Diploma / WSQ Diploma programmes.

Workfare Training Support (WTS) Funding - up to 95% Programme Fee Funding
Eligible for:
• Singaporeans who are eligible for our WSQ Specialist Diploma / WSQ Diploma programmes;
• Aged 35 years old and above;
• Earn a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SGD500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

SkillsFuture Study Awards
SGD5,000 Study Awards are for early and mid-career Singaporeans who have relevant working experience and are committed to developing and deepening their skills in the sector. Visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards for more information.