Fast Facts

The CET Academy is the driving force behind Ngee Ann Polytechnic‘s effort to promote adult education and training.

At CET Academy, we offer a variety of in-demand and industry-relevant adult training and education programmes, ranging from part-time diploma, specialist and advanced diploma, to short courses and customised in-company training to cater to specific needs of corporations. As a WDA-approved training organisation, we also conduct Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) programmes. Our programmes are targeted at individuals from many industries including business, engineering, manufacturing, marine offshore, healthcare, tourism and hospitality.

Established in 1985, CET Academy now trains more than 10,000 adults and conducts over 200 courses every year. Through a series of lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences, students are able to interact and gain new expertise with fellow students and lecturers.

Recently, CET Academy introduced online video streaming of some classes to enhance the learning experience for working adults. In the near future, we hope to offer online learning modules.

Admission Criteria

The minimum entry requirements for part-time diploma and post diploma programmes may differ. Before applying, you need to check that you have the minimum qualifications and relevant working experience as prescribed by the course.

In general, the the part-time diploma courses targets applicants with ITE Higher NITEC, ITE NITEC or GCE “O” Level qualifications. The post diploma programmes are aimed at working professionals with a diploma or a degree qualification.

However, if you do not meet the pre-requisite subject grades as required by the course but have been evaluated by Ngee Ann Polytechnic as potentially suitable candidates, you may be considered for other entry assessments such as entrance test(s), interviews or through recognition of your previous educational qualifications.

Please check the individual course page to find out the minimum entry requirement for each course.

Admission Procedures

Apply to NP

Note the application period
Typically, the course is open for application three to four months before the course starts. Apply online via

Submit Course Application checklist
Please download the Course Application Checklist and submit together with the relevant supporting documents.

Only applications that are supported by relevant documents will be processed. All relevant supporting documents should be submitted within one week from the date of your application. You may upload your documents during the online application process to support your course application, or send in the documents via mail or deposit into the Document Drop Box of CET Academy.

If you have applied for two or more courses, please submit one application checklist for each course application.

After you apply

Check application status
We will inform you on the outcome of your application six weeks after application closes. Alternatively, you may also check the application status online.

Entrance test for short-listed applicants
Eligible applicants that do not meet minimum academic requirement are required to sit for the entrance test. You may be invited to sit for an English, Math &/or Physics entrance test as part of the admission process to your chosen course, depending on the course you have applied for. If you are selected, details of the test date(s) time and venue will be given to you. You will be informed of the results about two weeks after your tests.

Acceptance of offer
If you are successful in your application, you will receive a notification email with instructions on how to accept your offer online via the eEnrol portal. The tuition fees have to be paid by the deadline stated on the notification email. You may need to produce your original documents for verification at CET Academy’s counter.

You may be offered a placement to another Modular Certificate (MC), depending on the availability of vacancies in the respective MCs.

Attend orientation
Orientation will typically be held one week before the term starts. For Post-Diploma Courses, orientation may be held on the first day of class. Details of the orientation will be provided to you two weeks before the term starts.

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