Development and Apprenticeship (DNA - ITE) Programme (Chemicals)

Course Details
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

Time: To be confirmed


Days: To be confirmed


About This Course

The DNA - ITE programme is a 12-month Place-and-Train programme for fresh ITE entrants into the chemicals industry. We will only accept applications from companies who have signed an agreement with Singapore Polytechnic (SP).

Course Information


There are 2 options for DNA - ITE (Chemicals) and companies can opt to place the trainees either under full course or AOP in this programme.


1. Full Course

  • Companies to make arrangements for trainees to complete 3 modules in SP within 4-months from start of programme.
  • Companies to provide at least 8-month of On-the-Job training (OJT) to the trainees.

2. Assessment-Only-Pathway (AOP)

  • Companies to make arrangement for trainees to complete assessments of 3 modules. The assessments will consist of written assessment and oral clarifications

Course Modules Participants are required to complete the following 3 modules:


  1. Apply Workplace Safety and Health Practices
  2. Monitor and Operate Process Parameters
  3. Use Process Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules and Manuals

Suitable for
  • Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents.
  • Fresh ITE graduates with at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC from chemicals related courses who are keen to join the chemicals manufacturing sector

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Higher NITEC OR

Participant who meet the minimum attendance requirements and passed all the assessments required by the course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for each WSQ course.


Course Fee


For Full Course fees:




For Assessment-Only-Pathway fee :




Course fee is sponsored by the company and SSG.


Funding Incentives


Eligibility for SSG Funding


  1. Singaporean and PRs (company sponsored or self-sponsored)
  2. Achieve at least 75% attendance
  3. Complete and pass all required assessments
  4. Complete post-training survey conducted between 3 to 6 months after course end.

Participants who have been granted the SSG funding but fail to meet the above requirements would be liable for the subsidised course fee.



For Full Course fees:

CourseFull Course FeesAfter 70% Funding from SSGNett Course Fees Incl. (GST)
Apply Workplace Safety and Health Practices$900$630$288.90
Monitor and Operate Process Parameters$1,700$1,190$545.70
Use Process Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules and Manuals$2,200$1,540$706.20
Total $1,540.80

For Assessment-Only-Pathway:


CourseFull Course Fees Nett Course Fees Incl. (GST)
Apply Workplace Safety and Health Practices$800Up to 70% Capped at $400$428.00
Monitor and Operate Process Parameters$1,100$749.00
Use Process Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules and Manuals$1,100$749.00
Total $1,926.00
Important Dates
Course Date:


To be confirmed



Registration Date:


To be confirmed


Application procedures

This DNA - ITE programme is exclusive to chemical manufacturing companies, therefore, not open to members of the public. We will only accept applications from companies who have signed an agreement with SP.

1. Companies who are keen to sign up for the DNA - ITE programme can contact Ms Ong Lay Choo (

Course fees can be paid by the following payment mode:

Please make cheques payable to "Singapore Polytechnic". Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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.