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Healthcare Support


The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System for Healthcare Support (HCS WSQ) Framework provides competency-based training on the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary for healthcare support staff.

If you are new to healthcare, the training will prepare you to work in the healthcare sector. You have the opportunity to get jobs as patient care assistant, health attendant, operating theatre assistant, and more through HCS WSQ.

If you are currently working in the healthcare industry, you have a great opportunity to advance your career by pursuing qualifications that will help you improve your skills and enhance your job performance.

The WSQ programmes train you for the skills and competencies required for job roles in the following area:

  • Nursing Care
  • Podiatry Support
  • Operating Theatre Support
  • Administrative Support
  • Sterilisation Services
  • Pharmacy Support
  • Therapy Support
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services

The WSQ Certifications are awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore, and recognised by Workforce Singapore and the industry.

With the roll out of the Skills Frameworks (SF) in 2016, the WSQ programmes will be progressively aligned to the SF developed for the sector.

More information about the Skills Frameworks.