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Topic:Business Management, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    14 Oct 2024 to 31 Mar 2027
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jun 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    900 hours (2.5yr)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

Class schedule:
Every Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu
6.30pm to 9.30pm

Course Duration: 
900 hours (2.5 years)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For enquiries, please email to

The Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting) is a part-time course comprising of 5 separate Modular Certificate (MC) courses. Each MC course is delivered over a period of 6 months or one semester and comprises of 3 to 4 modules focusing on a particular domain of business activities. The 5 MC courses may be completed in the shortest possible time of two and a half years or over 5 semesters, culminating to the award of Diploma in Business Practice (Accounting). Graduates from this diploma course would have acquired a broad based knowledge in business fundamentals, as well as technical knowledge and skills relevant for the accountancy industry.

Participants are required to bring computer notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

Course Objective

The course aims to promote life-long learning by providing an opportunity for anyone without a tertiary qualification to upgrade themselves academically, and even possibly pursue higher academic qualifications from other institutes of higher learning or professional qualification from professional accountancy bodies after graduation.

As such, this course seeks to deepen the skills and knowledge of adults already working in the accounting related jobs, as well as provide opportunities for students to pursue a career in accountancy and to progress in the profession via multiple pathways and lifelong learning.

Course Outline

The course is a 2.5 years part-time programme. It consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC) conducted over 5 semesters, 1 MC per semester. The first MC to start with is MC1. The first 3 MC courses provide students with a broad based knowledge in business. Thereafter, the students will progress to MC 4 and 5 which are more specialised in accountancy. The classes are conducted in the evening. Each MC comprises of a few modules and the details are as follows:

MC 1 – Certificate in Business Fundamentals
Module 1 - Business Statistics
Module 2 - Basic Economics
Module 3 - Marketing Fundamentals
Module 4 - Interpersonal Skills and Proposal Writing

MC 2 – Certificate in Business and Technology
Module 1 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Module 2 - Effective Business Communication Skills
Module 3 - Essentials of Technology for Business
Module 4 - Fundamentals of IT and Data Analysis for Business

MC 3 – Certificate in Business Management
Module 1 - Organisational Management
Module 2 - Human Resource Management
Module 3 - Supply Chain Management
Module 4 - Financial Management

MC 4 – Certificate in Business and Corporate Finance
Module 1 - Cost and Management Accounting
Module 2 - Accounting
Module 3 - Business and Finance

MC 5 – Certificate in Business and Accounting Services
Module 1 - Audit and Assurance
Module 2 - Principles of Taxation
Module 3 - Business and Company Law

The synopsis of the modules can be found here.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the Part-Time diploma:

a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience:
  • English Language  Grade 1 – 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)  Grade 1 – 6
  • Any One other subject excluding CCA  Grade 1 – 6


b) Nitec with GPA >= 3.5


c) Nitec with GPA >= 3.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


d) Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >= 3.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


e) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0


f) Higher Nitec with GPA >=1.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


g) Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >=2.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


h) Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) with at at least 1 year of relevant working experience and Level 6 for both WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA & Workplace Numeracy SOA.


i) Applicant with none of the qualifications listed above but at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of five Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for working adults who would like to seek opportunities in the accounting industry as well as those already engaged in accounting related job functions and would like to upgrade themselves and deepen their skills and knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which universities can I apply to after I complete my CET Diploma?

You can apply to part-time undergraduate programmes which are relevant to your diploma course at SUSS.

2. Will I need to take any bridging programme?

The revised part-time diploma is intended to be more accessible to the workforce, and is made shorter in duration compared to the full-time diploma because broad-based interdisciplinary modules, final year projects and internships, as well as academic modules such as Mathematics and Sciences, are omitted. As such, most part-time undergraduate programmes would require you to go through a bridging programme to prepare you adequately before admission.

3. If I need to take the bridging programme, how much will it cost and how long will it take?

While the bridging programmes are currently being worked out by the polytechnics and universities, the duration will depend on the type and nature of the part-time degree course that you apply for, and are expected to be between six months to a year. The fees will not be more expensive than undergraduate modules of comparable duration.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.


For more information on the course fee or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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