Mushroom Cultivation for City Farmers

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 3 days / TGS-2021003123

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Mushrooms have high nutritional and medicinal values. Mushroom business is inexpensive and large quantity of mushrooms can be produced in a small space.

This 3-day mushroom cultivation course introduces on how to grow edible mushrooms at home, and on a commercial scale.

You will learn about culture maintenance, substrate preparation, application of IoT for monitoring & maintenance, pest & disease management, and the business aspect of setting and running a mushroom farm, marketing opportunities and business strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Varieties of edible mushrooms and their nutritional/medicinal values
  • Cultivation & growth requirements and pest management
  • The process of growing mushrooms, from spores to harvesting
  • Application IoT technologies in monitoring and maintenance of mushroom
  • Insider’s tips on running a mushroom business


Course Runs

Course Date: 18 Jul 2024 – 20 Jul 2024
Application Period: 19 May 2024 – 23 Jun 2024
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Course Date: 15 Aug 2024 – 17 Aug 2024
Application Period: 16 Jun 2024 – 21 Jul 2024
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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

Trainer's Profile

Seahmala Muniandy

Seahmala Muniandy is a lecturer at School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She has a Specialist Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology and a degree in Horticultural Science. She has more than 7 years of experience in teaching and 15 years of working experience in landscaping and horticulture maintenance. Seahmala is also a certified practicing Horticulturist (CPH) and holds a WDA Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She also has skill sets in turf management gained through working on a golf course.

Leong William

Mr William Leong has a great passion for mushroom cultivation. He holds a Deep Mushrooms Cultivation Certificate and a Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation Certificate. He is also the founder of Mushroom World (MW) Academy which is a Singapore-based company primarily engaged in mushroom cultivation and training using advanced containment technology. MW also expanded its operations to Phuket, Thailand where a 17,000 sqft commercial mushroom farm with an annual output of 90-120 tonnes is located.


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.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 12 Mar 2021 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.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

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.
  • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

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$915.60
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$106.68
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$106.68
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$106.68
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$274.68
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$274.68