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Skills & Technology Adoption Readiness (STAR) for Robotic Process Automation

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Duration/Frequency:

    64 Hours / 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)/ On-the-Job Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training)
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Course Introduction:

Robotic Process Automation is the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure software or a “robot” to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital system. Skills & Technology Adoption Readiness (STAR) Series for Robotics Process Automation course will show how businesses can automate some of their internal process to bring about an improvement in productivity and get employees to move up the work value chain

Course Objective

This project-based course aims to equip participants with the skills to easily create useful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) scripts to automate desktop processes, without coding or programming knowledge. It includes equipping participants with the skills to create useful RPA scripts to automate more complex desktop processes.

Participants will learn how to achieve this through using a RPA software. Participants will also implement a RPA project to their own internal processes with mentoring and coaching provided by experienced RPA practitioners.

Course Outline

Course Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Explain what is RPA and how it can help to automate processes
  2. Develop RPA scripts for used cases
  3. Identify internal processes suitable for RPA implementation
  4. Develop RPA scripts using learner’s selected process
  5. Apply advanced function of RPA to automate more complex processes
  6. Develop RPA scripts for different used cases which are more complex
  7. Identify internal processes suitable for more complex RPA implementation 
  8. Implement and RPA project for internal used case using the knowledge and skills learnt in the class.

Topics to be covered

  1. Introduction to RPA
  2. Installation and Introduction to RPA software
  3. Automate basic data entry
  4. Automate repetitive data entry
  5. Automate data scrapping
  6. Automate Excel and Email processes
  7. Identifying internal processes for automation
  8. Troubleshooting and RPA resources
  9. Looping through multiple files and folders 
  10. Automate more complex Excel and Email processes 
  11. Using data table to achieve similar excel functionalities 
  12. String Manipulation
  13. Extraction of data from Email body and attachments 
  14. Data Scraping for multiple levels webpages 
  15. Exception handling

Minimum Requirements

Participants must be computer literate and have basic knowledge in MS Office such as Outlook, MS Excel and MS Word

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

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

RPA Developer / Business Analyst / Associate Operations Centre Support Engineer

Course Fees

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

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $2,808.00 $84.24 $396.24
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $2,184.00 $84.24 $1,020.24
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $2,184.00 $84.24 $1,020.24
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2 $2,808.00 $84.24 $396.24
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $280.80 $3,400.80

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