Facilitating Career Development (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Short Course / 130 hours / TGS-2020512893

Note: The course is held over a period of 8 weeks. (Lessons and Assignments are spread across this duration). Please note that all applications for short courses from Sep 2023 will be done via STEP. Use your Singpass to activate your STEP account. Click on the apply button to proceed to STEP. To receive an alert about the future runs for this course, please click on the INDICATE INTEREST button. Thank you.
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

The programme, based on the curriculum by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), an internationally recognized career development agency, is designed to equip participants with the knowledge to help their clients make informed career decisions; skills and techniques to help their clients be aware of their own career goals and preferences; and competencies to conduct career coaching, mentoring and facilitation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will be equipped with the 12 core competencies of a career coach as laid out by the NCDA curriculum:
  • Career Development Theory and Application – Understand fundamentals in career development theories, models and techniques that would help to apply to lifelong development, gender, age and different ethnic backgrounds
  • Labour Market Information and Resources – Understand labour market and occupational information and trends
  • Helping skills – Proficiency in basic career facilitation process which includes cultivating productive interpersonal relationships
  • Assessment – Understand and apply formal and informal career development assessments, with an emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.
  • Employability skills – Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups
  • Training clients and peers – prepare and develop materials for training programmes and presentations
  • Diverse Populations – recognize special needs of various group sand adapt services to meet their needs
  • Ethical Issues – ethical guidelines that guide career coaching services
  • Programme Management/Implementation – Understand career development programmes and their implementation
  • Promotion and Public Relations – Outreach and marketing for career development programmes
  • Technology–The role of career information and technological resources in career planning
  • Consultation – Business services and employer relations



Course Date: 2, 4 & 5 Jul 2024 (9am to 5pm) | 9 & 23 Jul, 6 & 20 Aug 2024 (7pm to 8pm)
Application Period: 7 May 2024 – 9 June 2024
Duration: 130 hours (Lessons/Assignments are spread over 8 weeks.)
Delivery Mode: Synchronous & Asynchronous e-Learning
Venue: Online
Time: 9am to 5pm (On top of the day classes, evening webinar sessions could also be held for consultations with participants)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Upcoming runs ( Upcoming run dates are subjected to adjustment without prior notice)

Lesson Plan

  • Developing a helping relationship
  • Important attitudes of helping professionals
  • Critical skills of a Career Service Provider
  • Intake interviews
  • Goal setting and Action plans
  • Career Development theory and application
  • The role of assessment in Career Planning
  • Ethics and the Career Services Provider
  • Training and Leading groups
  • Providing Career Services to diverse populations
  • Designing and Implementing Career Planning Services
  • Consultation on capstone project
  • Job Seeking and Employability Skills
  • The role of Career Information and Labour Market information in Career Planning
  • Business Services, Employer Relations and the role of technology in career
  • Recap Designing and Implementing Career Planning Services
  • Wrap up of course

Participants for this course must be prepared to fulfil these courses requirements:

  • Attend 3 days of Face-to-face webinars
  • Attend 4 evening webinars
  • Fulfil weekly e-learning, readings, reflections & self-assessments
  • Submit video recordings of a career coaching session
  • Submit 1 capstone project

Trainer's Profile

Dr Timothy Hsi

Educator, Psychotherapist, Coach

Dr Timothy Hsi is a counsellor educator, psychotherapist and coach. He is the Founder and Principal of Abundanz Consulting Pte Ltd and is the Master Instructor for Knowdell’s Job and Career Transition Coach Certification workshops. He is also a NCDA Instructor for the Facilitating Career Development programme. He teaches counselling courses ranging from research methods, counselling theories and counselling ethics in various academic institutions such as Australian College for Applied Psychology in Adelaide and James Cook University in Singapore.

Dr Tim was a recipient of the “Outstanding Career Educator” Award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) conference and the “Emerging Leader Award” the year before. He is also the Founding President of the Career Development Association of Singapore (CDAS) and leads a team of passionate career practitioners with the aim of improving the professional identity of career practitioners in Singapore. During his time at the Singapore Management University, he was the Centre Director of the Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre and adjunct faculty with the School of Social Sciences and is currently involved as a member of the Advisory Board for the Wellness Centre.

Dr Tim has a Doctor in Education from the UCL Institute of Education and a Master in Guidance and Counselling from James Cook University. Additionally, he has certifications as:

• NCDA FCD Instructor (National Career Development Association, USA)

• Job and Career Transition Coach (Career Planning & Adult Development Network, USA);

• EMDR Practitioner (EMDR Institute, USA);

• Registered Counselling Supervisor (Singapore Association for Counselling);

• Level 4 member (Australian Counselling Association);

• ACTA certified Adult Educator (Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore);

• Neuro-Linguistics Programming Practitioner (Australasian Institute of NLP)

• Certified Behavioural Consultant (Institute of Motivational Living Inc, USA)

Dr Selina Tang

Educator, Researcher, Certified Adult Trainer

An educator with over 10 years of teaching experience in tertiary education, Selina specializes in the domains of social psychology and abnormal psychology. Prior to her academic journey, Selina was a probation officer with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, where she worked with youth offenders and their families to support the youths-at-risk. Her teaching and research interests include adolescent psychosocial development, and identity negotiation.

Her academic journey spans both local as well as overseas institutions, where she lectured at Curtin University and Murdoch University (Perth) for over 5 years to a diverse group of students, including adult learners. In Singapore, Dr Selina helms various psychology modules in the Diploma of Psychology Studies at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, including “Social Psychology”, “Abnormal Psychology”, “Lifespan Psychology”, and “Behaviour Modification and Intervention” to aspiring psychologists and social workers. Dr Selina has also lectured at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, teaching a module in social psychology.

In Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Dr Selina mentors students from the Diploma in Psychology, where she works with youths to mentor, and coach them in their future professional paths career paths in the social service sector. She was also the co-advisor for the student co-curricular group, “Compassionate Youth in Action” where students volunteer with various communityservice organizations such as the Institute of Mental Health, and Singapore Children’s Society.

To pursue her continuing interest in research, Dr Selina sits on the panel of the Singapore Children Society’s Research Committee where she reviews and advises on research studies as well as the NP Institutional Review Board that reviews research projects conducted by NP students and staff to ensure the rights and privacy of students and participants.

Dr Selina has a Doctor of Philosophy, and Master of Human Services Counselling from Curtin University, Australia. Additionally, she is an ACTA certified Adult Educator (Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore) and has received certifications from the Knowdell Career Advisor Programme (Abundanz Consulting Private Limited).


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to learner who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to learner who meet the 75% attendance requirement.

Upon completion of this course, participants are eligible to apply for the following credentials (local and overseas):

a) Certified Career Practitioner (CSP) by WSG Career Development Framework (Assessment Pathway Only)

b) Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) by National Career Development Association

c) Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Singapore (CDAS)

Entry Requirements

Individuals whose work involve mentoring and coaching their stakeholders to kick-start or to progress in their career paths.

Who should take this course?

  • College/School/University Career Counsellor
  • Private Practice Career Counsellor
  • School Counsellor
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Talent Management Coaches
  • Career Coaches
  • Educators
  • Government/Military and Corrections Counsellors
  • Workforce Development Personnel
  • Youth Workers
  • Social Service Workers and other Career Service Providers
  • Personal active and regular participation in competitive sport, exercise, or physical activities

Note: Course participants are expected to access to a wifi-enabled notebook or ipad during the entire course.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 28 Jul 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee $5123.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$596.90
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$596.90
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$596.90
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$1536.90
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$1536.90