There are two pathways to attain the WSG Career Advisory Programme (CAP).
a) Training and Assessment Pathway: Candidates will undergo self-paced e-learning followed by a 1-day classroom-based training. Candidate will attain the qualification if they are assessed competent.
The training programme is designed to be self-paced supported by face-to-face contact hours where you can interact with both the facilitator and other participants and be involved in skill practices and discussions.
b) Assessment-Only Pathway (AOP): The AOP recognises an individual’s knowledge and skills acquired through prior learning and work experience. It provides an option for individuals to attain the WSG certification directly through assessment without undergoing training. Candidate will attain the qualification if they are assessed as competent.
The 5 competencies of the Career Advisory Programme are:
1) Perform education and career advisory services
2) Apply helping process in career development
3) Apply problem solving and decision making skills in education and career advisory process
4) Adapt career resources and to respond to the needs of diverse groups
5) Market and promote career development services and initiatives
What is it?
The WSG Career Advisory Programme (CAP) is an introductory programme for professionals who provide career basic education and career advisory as a secondary role in their work. The programme is suitable for HR practitioners, educators, social service officers, industry mentors, SkillsFuture Advice officers, career consultants in educational institutes or employment agencies, grassroots volunteers and others who want to offer some basic education and career advisory in addition to their primary role.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:
a) Must currently be providing basic career and training advisory as a secondary role in their work OR
b) Will be offering basic career and training advisory in their organisation either on one-on-one or group basis
c) Effective verbal and written communication skills in the use of the English language.
1-day Training + 1-hour Assessment*
Training hours: 9am to 5pm
*Conducted one week after the training, online.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, the Career Advisory Programme (CAP) will be conducted virtually.
Award & Credential
Candidate who successfully completes all the requirements and assessment will be awarded a WSG Certificate of Completion.
The Career Advisory Programme is part of the WSG Career Development Framework (WSG CDF) for Career Practitioners. This is a practice-based credentialing framework. Participants who have met the requirements may apply for the WSG Certified Career Advisor (CCA) credential.
To find out more about the WSG CDF credential, please visit this webpage: bit.ly/CDF_Credential
AOP recognises an individual’s knowledge and skills acquired through prior learning and work experience. It provides an option for individuals to attain the certification directly through assessments without undergoing training. Candidates will attain the qualification if they are assessed as competent.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
a) Be employed in a job that provides education/training and career/job search advisory for at least 1 years OR
b) Be recommended for AOP by his immediate supervisor/employer
c) The candidate must complete the Assessment Readiness Self-Evaluation Checklist for the respective modules, and possess at least 60% of the competencies listed under the assessment criteria for each module.
An application must be accompanied by the following supporting document:
(a) For employer/company-sponsored applicant
- A letter from an authorized person using the employer's/company’s official letterhead confirming sponsorship of the applicant to attend the course.
- The letter of sponsorship should indicate the designation and roles/duties of the applicant in providing career advisory/coaching in the company.
(b) For self-sponsored applicant
- A letter from an authorized person using the host company's/organisation’s official letterhead confirming that the applicant is currently providing career advisory/coaching services either on a pro-bono or paid basis to the company’s/organisation’s employees or clients.
What are the Components?
It includes the following online assessment process:
a) Written assessment comprising short and long answer questions
b) Practice-based Assessment (role-play) on Career advisory
c) Interview with our assessor
Applicants (Training Pathway only) who meet the criteria can apply for the CAP following these 5 steps:
For AOP applicants, please submit your registration online at https://go.gov.sg/cdfcourseapply
AOP applicants must complete the Assessment Readiness Self-Evaluation Checklist for the respective modules, and possess at least 60% of the competencies listed under the assessment criteria for each module and attached it in the application form.
Applicants must submit their application by the closing date. An acknowledgement email will be sent to all applicants upon receipt of course applications.
Career Practitioners Division (CPD) will email course applicants 3 weeks before course commencement to inform whether course is confirmed or postponed/cancelled.
Please click here to view the detailed programme schedule.
Assessment-only Pathway (AOP)
Application Closing Date
Assessment Date 1
Assessment Date 2
AOP CAP #2
28 Jun 2021
23 Jul 2021
3 Aug 2021
4 Aug 2021
AOP CAP #3
25 Oct 2021
17 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021
For Singaporeans & PRs: $489.15*
For Singaporeans age 40 & above: $122.40*
For Foreigners: $1,540.80
* Usual fee: $770.40 before WSG Subsidy
All prices are inclusive of GST
Course fee is eligible for SkillsFuture Credits
For the types of other funding available, please visit the following websites:
a) Self-Sponsored Individuals: www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/individuals.html
b) Company Sponsored: www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/employers.html
For Singaporeans & PRs: $556.40
For Foreigners: $1,112.80
(All prices include GST)
Interested companies or individuals may contact WSG at http://portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/feedback or call us at 6883-5885.