Work-Study Post-Diplomas Work-Study Post-Diplomas

Work-Study Post-Diplomas

Gain a Career Headstart

Fresh graduates from Polytechnics, ITE Technical Diplomas, or Work-Study Diplomas can earn while they skill up with our Work-Study Post-Diploma.


Develop in-demand skills, or land a sign-on incentive with your employer.


Master in-demand skills in high-growth sectors.


Combine employment with structured job-related training in a 12- to 18-month programme.


Deepen your skills through structured workplace learning, mentorship, and facilitated learning.


Fast-track your career with our structured learning programme. Get mentored and unlock exciting career opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements


Recent Diploma Graduates

The Work-Study Post-Diploma programme is specially designed for fresh Diploma graduates who are transitioning from school to workplace.


Early Career Individuals

Applicants must be within 36 months of graduation. For those who need to serve National Service, the 36-month period will start from Operationally Ready Date (ORD).


Singapore Citizens / PRs

Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Polytechnic graduates will: 

    • Receive a competitive starting salary and full-time employment with participating companies,
    • Deepen skills through structured workplace learning, mentorship, and facilitated learning,
    • Acquire relevant work experience and skills valued by the industry,
    • Attain an industry-recognised Post-Diploma qualification or professional certification issued by the Polytechnic,
    • Receive a sign-on incentive of S$5,000*,
    • Potentially enjoy skills-based wage increments and career advancement pathways upon programme completion, depending on factors such as satisfactory job performance and job scope expansion,
    • Receive advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes for selected WSPostDip, subject to meeting the course entry requirements.


    * For fresh graduates who are Singapore Citizens and within three years of graduation or Operationally Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen only.

  • Work-Study Post-Diploma programmes are only open to fresh polytechnic graduates, ITE Technical Diploma graduates and Work-Study Diploma graduates. You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a structured training programme, depending on the curriculum, sector and job requirements.


    Post-Diploma programmes are intended for existing diploma or degree holders who either have entered or wish to enter sectors different from what their prior diploma courses trained them for, and for those who want to deepen their knowledge and skills/or develop specialisations within their trained/new domain areas.


    Both provide two types of qualifications:

    • Specialist Diploma courses, lasting between 240 and 300 hours, can typically be completed in about a year or up to two years. They offer deeper specialization within a specific discipline and comprise two Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs).
    • On the other hand, Advanced Diploma courses, spanning 480 to 600 hours, usually take about a year to a maximum of three years to complete. They provide a broader scope of training and include four Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs), allowing for more comprehensive skill development.
  • No. The programme is designed to give participants a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study.

  • Yes. To be on this programme, applicants need to be shortlisted and interviewed by participating employer(s). Successful candidates will be offered a job with competitive industry starting salaries and relevant staff benefits. The starting salary is dependent on the job role/position, as well as the employer.

  • Generally, there is no bond imposed on the participant. However, for certain programmes, employers may impose a bond due to the high cost of training. 


    Participants will not be required to pay any course fees for the programme, as this will be borne jointly by the Government and employers.