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<July 2018>

About the programme


As Singapore continues to build our healthcare capabilities to meet rising demands from an ageing population, there are increasing expectations for quality healthcare services from the public and private sectors. More than 3,000 private clinics are working alongside public healthcare institutions to provide essential primary care services to the Singapore population.

The SMA Clinic Assistant Train and Place Programme, which targets individuals who are currently unemployed and eager to return to the workforce, seeks to support the manpower needs of the healthcare industry. It consists of 2 components:

  1. The Employability Camps are designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to enhance their employability, including resume writing and interview techniques.
  2. The Work Trial Programme is introduced for participants to engage in a short-term work trial with a healthcare clinic to acquire skills and improve confidence to potentially take on the clinic assistant positions in the future.
  3. A 4-day Clinic Assistant Introductory Skills Course, which is SkillsFuture accredited, is tailored to give the participants a comprehensive and hands-on experience to the work of a clinic assistant in a clinic setting.
  4. Job placement opportunities are provided to work in a clinic/healthcare institution owned or managed by SMA Members upon successful completion of the 4-day course. Candidates will be matched with potential employers for discussion and selection for employment.

The SMA Clinic Assistant Train and Place Introductory Skills Course is a SkillsFuture accredited programme. More information can be found here. 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 SkillsFuture Credit course directory.