Biomedical Sciences
WSPostDip (Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Wellness Care)
Temasek Polytechnic
Accurate as of 04 May 2020

The Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Wellness Care is a 12-month Work-Study Post-Diploma programme targeted primarily at local fresh Polytechnic graduates from relevant full-time applied sciences-related courses of study. It aims to equip participants with skills in veterinary nursing, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. With the increasing focus on complementary and holistic therapies and rehabilitation in the veterinary services, graduates with these skills will be ready to meet the growing needs of this industry.

The entry level job position is Junior Veterinary Technician[1]. Upon completing the programme, graduates may look forward to take on a Veterinary Technician1 job role, as well as wage increment and role expansion in their workplace, subject to their work performance.

  1. ^ Job titles may vary across companies.

Course Structure

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Wellness Care, participants are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Veterinary Care and Health
(i) Animal Communication, Behaviour and Enrichment
(ii) Animal Nursing Care and Health
(iii) Animal Rescue Care

Post-Diploma Certificate in Veterinary Wellness and Rehabilitation
(i) Fundamental of Complementary Veterinary Medicine and Care
(ii) Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness Techniques
(iii) Diet and Nutrition for Rehabilitation and Wellness

Modes of Assessment

The assessment would be based on 100% coursework with written and practical tests, case studies, assignments or projects.

Entry Requirements

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the polytechnics or the Operationally Ready Date (ORD) for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply:

- Diploma in Veterinary Technology
- Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience
- Diploma in Biomedical Science
- Diploma in Biotechnology
- Diploma in Pharmacy
- Diploma in Nursing
- Diploma in Occupational Therapy
- Other relevant Diploma disciplines

Course Fees

Full Course Fees for WSPostDip (excluding GST)*: $6,048.00

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per PDC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

*Please check with Temasek Polytechnic if any funding/subsidy is applicable.

Available Job Role
Junior Veterinary Technician
Course Contact Person

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy