Basic Manual Wheelchair Maintenance

Course Date:
7 to 16 December 2021

(Course will be on alternate days - 7, 9, 11, 14 and 16 Dec 2021)

Registration Period:
14 September to 30 November 2021

*Registration will be closed once we have reached the maximum class size

40 hours

9am -5pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

Safety and optimal performance are paramount considerations for wheelchair users. This course helps users and their caregivers to perform periodic maintenance and servicing to ensure their mobility aids are in the best performing, and safest condition.

Course Objective

The objective of the course is to equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills to service and maintain manual wheelchairs to ensure they are roadworthy and safe.

Course Outline

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

1. Describe the history and evolution of wheelchair design.
2. Identify the different types and purposes of wheelchairs.
3. Identify the different parts of the wheelchairs and their functions.
4. Identify the different tools used to service and maintain wheelchairs.
5. Use appropriate tools to service and maintain wheelchairs according to the organisations’ operating procedures.
6. Evaluate the status of wheelchair conditions by conducting pre-service inspection and post-service quality and functional inspection.

Topics to be covered

1. Introduction, Objectives and relevance
2. Clinical & Engineering Fundamentals
3. Caring for a wheelchair at home

Suitable for

Wheelchair users, care givers, hospital staff, nursing home staff, VWOs, etc. 

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

O Level or current wheelchair users.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

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

Trainer’s Profile

Kelvin Chan

Mr Kelvin Chan is the Senior Manager of Kampung Senang Mobility Aids Services and Training Centre. He was the appointed Trainer for Temasek Foundation Cares – Kampung Senang WHEELS Program training active seniors.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University with more than 15 years experience in Precision Engineering industry. He is also a qualified trainer with WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and is conducting National Silver Academy (NSA) course on Introduction to Wheelchair Servicing. 
Kelvin regularly trains volunteers to repair wheelchairs, organise community wheelchair servicing events to support low-income families and happy to share his knowledge with others.

Dr Chris Lee

Dr Chris Lee is currently a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic. He is the Coordinator of the Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering module. 

Chris has been educating and training both pre-employment (PET), and continuing education and training (CET) students in Singapore Polytechnic, particularly in Assistive Technologies, final year student projects, etc.


Applicants/Eligibility Total fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $130.68
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $346.68
Singapore Permanent Residents $346.68
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2 $130.68
Full Course Fee $1,155.60

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

1Under 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.

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

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

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
PACE Academy

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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