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FAQs

General Enquiries

What programmes does PGAHI offer? 

PGAHI provides Continuous Professional Education for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) through various programmes: courses, lectures and clinical placement attachments. Please visit the website for more information: https://www.sgh.com.sg/pgahi

Who are Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)? 

Examples of AHPs are listed below: 

  1. Audiologist / Auditory-Verbal Therapist 
  2. Dietitian 
  3. Imaging Technologist / Sonographer 
  4. Medical Social Worker 
  5. Music Therapist / Art Therapist / Play Specialist 
  6. Occupational Therapist 
  7. Optometrist 
  8. Oral Health Therapist 
  9. Orthoptist 
  10. Perfusionist 
  11. Pharmacist / Pre-Registration Pharmacist
  12. Physiotherapist / Exercise Physiologist
  13. Podiatrist
  14. Prosthetist / Orthotist 
  15. Psychologist 
  16. Radiographer (Diagnostic / Nuclear Med ) 
  17. Radiation Therapist / Radiation Physicist / Dosimetrist 
  18. Respiratory Therapist 
  19. Speech Therapist 
  20. Laboratory Technologist / Clinical Biochemist / Scientific Officer / Research Scientist / Embryologist / Medical Technologist [which includes Cardiac & Vascular] / Ophthalmic Investigation Technologist / Pulmonary Physiology Technologist / Audiological Technologist / Neuro Technologist / Polysomnograph Technologist / Pathologist Assistant

Will participant receive a certificate after attending a course? 

For most of the courses, participant who has fulfilled the course requirements and expectations will receive a certificate of attendance. 

What types of clinical attachment does PGAHI offer? 

PGAHI facilitates attachment to practising AHPs. Each request is subject to Department's review and approval. For more info, please click: https://www.sgh.com.sg/pgahi/programmes/Pages/programmeoverview.aspx

Programme Enrolment Criteria

What are the course admission criteria for applicants? 

PGAHI’s courses are generally customized for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). For specific course pre-requisites, please refer to the brochures of your choice course. Alternatively, to find out more, click https://www.sgh.com.sg/pgahi/programmes/Pages/programmeoverview.aspx

Kindly note that PGAHI reserves the right of final decision on course application.

What are the criteria for clinical attachment for applicants? 

Clinical attachment is designed to enhance one’s professional skills or help one to acquire a deeper understanding of a specific area of knowledge. Applicants embarked on this course usually would have been a qualified/recognised AHP based on his/her Bachelor degree. Graduate Entry Master's (GEM) degrees is generally considered as undergraduate degree for graduates

Registration

How do I register for a course or lecture? 

Complete the registration form in the course brochure. Send it to PGAHI either way: 

a) Email - scan the registration form and send to the respective Course ICs or to the generic email: pgahi@sgh.com.sg 

b) Mail - SGH-Postgraduate Allied Health Institute Academia 20 College Road Singapore 169856 Level 2 (Education Office) (Attn: respective course IC)

Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for their desired course before the closing date to avoid any disappointment. 

How do I know I have been confirmed for the course I have registered for? 

Course registration is confirmed when payment is received. Successful course registrants will also receive a welcome letter from the respective course IC.

What is included in the course fee?

  • Course materials (either in the form as hardcopies or softcopies) and certificates
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) 
  • Refreshments costs (if applicable) 
  • Operations and administrative costs
  • Additional cost may incur such as access to e-learning platform

How do I apply for clinical attachment? 

Write to Ms Carlyn Wee for the application form: carlyn.wee.g.p@sgh.com.sg

Applicants are advised to apply for clinical attachment at least 6 months before the training start date due to rigorous administrative processes. To achieve best learning outcomes, attachment duration should be at least 10 working days or 14 calendar days.

What is included in the clinical attachment fee?

The attachment fee includes: 

i. Training Fee (minimum fee per applicant begins from SGD $535 (inclusive of 7% GST) for 5-day attachment) 

ii. Non-refundable PGAHI administrative fee:

- Singaporeans: SGD $74.90 (inclusive of 7% GST)

- Non-Singaporeans & Overseas Applicants: SGD $214 (inclusive of 7% GST)

iii. Non-refundable miscellaneous fees for Overseas Applicants (Non-Singaporeans):

  • One time Training Employment Pass (TEP) application fee: SGD $105 (re-application fee applies)
  • TEP issuance fee: SGD $225
  • Multiple Journey Visa: SGD $30 (if applicable)

Payment

How do I make payment?

a)   Cheque payment*:

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to ‘SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL PTE LTD'. Please clearly indicate your name, course title and course date on the reverse side of the cheque. 

b)   Invoice payment*:

For organisation-sponsored participants, please provide the below details for us to issue an invoice to your organisation:

  • Registered company name
  • Company mailing address
  • Attention invoice to (name & department)
  • Email & Contact no. of addressee

*Payer to bear all bank charges. PGAHI will not process registration if the amount received is insufficient.

Can I use the SkillsFuture Credit to pay for PGAHI courses? 

SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) can be used to pay or offset your total fees payable for approved PGAHI courses for selffunded Singaporeans aged 25 and above. Organisation-sponsored learners are not eligible to tap on SkillsFuture Credit to defray the course fee. For more information on SFC, please click here. Participants are still subject to Refund and Cancellation Policy of PGAHI. 

Programme Cancellation and Withdrawal

Can I cancel my registration after it is confirmed? 

Once registration is confirmed, any cancellation or replacement must be conveyed to PGAHI in writing. Any replacement of registrants is subject to the approval of PGAHI Director. Cancellation charges: Before registration deadline: 50% of course fee on or after the registration deadline: 100% of course fee

What if my enrolled course is cancelled? 

PGAHI reserves the right to cancel the course and fully refund the amount of course fee paid to participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it.

What is the refund policy of PGAHI for absenteeism? 

There is no refund for partially present or no-show for the programme.

Subsidies/ Discounts

What are the subsidies/discounts available for PGAHI courses?

Subsidies

VCF: All staff of NCSS member social service organisations and MSF-funded social service organisations can apply for the VCF Local Training Grant for selected PGAHI courses only. For more information on the eligibility criteria, please click here

Discounts

SingHealth staff: 10% discount 



Note:

  1. PGAHI reserves the right to grant or refuse refund at its sole and absolute discretion. We also reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any time.
  2. Prices quoted are in Singapore dollars (inclusive of 7% GST) unless otherwise stated.