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Automating Data Processing With Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Topic:Data Analytics & Visualisation

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Time:

    14 hours / 2 days (9am to 5pm)
  • Mode of Training:

    Online Synchronous
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  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

MS Excel is a ubiquitous application which is indispensable in many companies.  Users can harness the full potential of MS Excel by automating repetitive and manual tasks using Excel VBA. Through automation, users can also improve their productivity and reduce human errors in data processing.

Course Objective

This course aims to enhance the productivity of users of MS Excel by reducing the time spent on repetitive and manual data processing tasks and minimising human errors through spreadsheet automation using MS Excel VBA.

Participants will learn how to write Excel VBA codes from the ground up and this serves to build a basic understanding of programming.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the basics of object oriented programming
• Create MS Excel VBA macros that can help automate tasks and processes while reducing human errors.

Topics to be covered

• Basic MS Excel VBA Syntax and Functions
• Automatic Tasks With MS Excel VBA
• Using MS Excel VBA With MS Outlook

Minimum Requirements

Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Accountants, Human Resource Professionals, Sales Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Secretaries, Clerks, Operations Administrators, etc.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $350.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $315.00 $8.40 $43.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $245.00 $8.40 $113.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $245.00 $8.40 $113.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $315.00 $8.40 $43.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $28.00 $378.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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