The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) is a work-study programme designed to give fresh full-time polytechnic Diploma and ITE Diploma graduates in Singapore a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and better supports their transition into the workforce.
Who is it for?
The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme is for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh full-time polytechnic Diploma and ITE Diploma graduates in Singapore.
Working adults in the infocomm industry who wish to pick up specialised skills and knowledge in infocomm security should consider our non-ELP courses like the Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security Management.
How does it work?
You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 18 months structured training programme, depending on the sector and job requirements. The programme includes facilitated learning, on-the-job training and work-based projects, to allow you to deepen your skill sets at the workplace. Assigned mentors at the company will guide you and provide support in your continual skills development. You will also enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan. At the end of the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised certification.
Enterprises are under virtually constant cyber threats today. Significant cyber-attacks and data breaches at these enterprises have made headlines. Many of the attacks that have been uncovered are increasingly more sophisticated and complex.
The threat is exacerbated by the shortage of cyber security experts needed to counter the attacks. The growth opportunities in cyber security coupled with the increasing uncertainties and complexities in the global environment are driving demand for deeper levels of expertise in the cyber security industry.
The Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security course is designed with advanced topics to boost the level of Cyber Security skills of participants. This SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) in Cyber Security is designed as a work-study programme to give fresh polytechnic or Post-National Service (NS) graduates in Infocomm Security or Information Technology field, a head-start in careers related to Cyber Security. This is achieved through institutional-based learning at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) augmented by on-the-job training (OJT) with participating employers in the cyber security industry.
Fresh full-time polytechnic and ITE Diploma graduates from the infocomm security or information technology fields who wish to deepen their skills and embark on a career in cyber security.
Past and Current Participating Companies
- Chevron International Pte Ltd
- Citi Singapore
- DBS Bank Ltd
- Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Pte Ltd
- Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
- Deloitte & Touche
- Ingram Micro Asia Ltd
- Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd
- Proficio Pte Ltd
- PSA Corporation Limited
- Redcon Security Advisors LLP
- Singapore Computer Guys Pte Ltd
- Singapore Telecommunications Limited
- Standard Chartered Bank
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicant must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident of Singapore and shall be an employee of a company participating in the ELP.
The applicant shall be a graduate from Full-time Polytechnic Diploma/ ITE Technical Diploma/ ITE Technical Engineer Diploma/ ITE Work-Learn Technical Diploma within 5 years of graduation or within 5 years from his last day of National Service Operationally Ready Date (ORD).
The list of eligible diplomas offered by local polytechnics are as follows:
Diploma in Business Application (RP)
Diploma in Computer Engineering (Network Security) (SP)
Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security (TP)
Diploma in Cyber Security & Forensics (NYP)
Diploma in Digital Forensics (TP)
Diploma in Engineering Informatics (NYP)
Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering (TP)
Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (RP/SP)
Diploma in Information Security & Forensics (NP)
Diploma in Information Technology (NP/NYP/RP/SP/TP)
Diploma in Mobile & Network Services (TP)
Diploma in Multimedia & Infocomm Technology (NYP)
Diploma in Network Systems & Security (NP)
Participants in this programme will need to undergo a structured 12-month course which comprises of campus-based lessons and on-the-job training at the company’s workplace. E-Learning topics will also be used to aid the participants to learn independently at their own pace. Learning outcomes are tested through practical tests, quizzes, assignments, etc.
This course consists of two post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises of three modules and the details are shown below.
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PDC in Cyber Security and Defences
Equips participants with practical knowledge to:
- plan and manage penetration tests to gain accurate insights into the organisational security posture;
- secure computer and network resources to mitigate cyber security risks; and
- detect, discover and contain cyber security incidents.
Semester 2PDC in Forensics and Investigation
- Infocomm Security & Network Essentials
- Ethical Hacking and Defences
- Security Management and Incident Response
Equips participants with practical knowledge to:
- handle the forensics process in computers and mobile devices to discover computer-related crimes in organisations;
- conduct technical malware analysis and prevent malware attacks; and
- build secure applications to prevent application attacks and data loss.
- Digital Forensics
- Secure Coding
- Malware Reverse Engineering
All participants are required to attend facilitated classroom training during scheduled weeks (six weeks in total) from 9am to 6pm
Award / Certification / Accreditation
Upon completion of the two Post-Diploma Certificates and fulfilment of the skills competency through on-the-job training within the twelve-month validity period, the participant will be conferred the Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security qualification from Singapore Polytechnic
Course Fees Payable:
|Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security (Earn and Learn Programme)|
|Post Diploma Certificates (PDC)|
|Singapore PR||Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme|
|Certificate in Cyber Security and Defences||$791.59|| $2,110.90||$544.99|
|Certificate in Forensics and Investigation||$725.62|| $1,934.99||$499.57|
|Total Course Fees:||$1,517,21||$4,045.88|| $1,044.56|
Other Fees Payable:
|Fee Description||Per semester (after GST)|
|Singapore Citizens||Singapore PR and others|
|Miscellaneous Fee||$7.49|| $7.49|
|Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)||$0.94|| $0.94|
|Insurance Fee (GPA)||$0.85|| $0.85|
- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.
- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.
Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.
Please download and complete the ELP Participation Form and submit together with your resume.
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
(a total of 6 weeks spread out during the one-year programme)
345 hours (1 year)
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For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Karl Kwan