Private Education Act

Parkway College is registered under the Private Education Act, Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) and EduTrust Certification Scheme.

ERF Registration Number: 200800722R

Validity Period: 20 May 2014 to 19 May 2018


Private Education Act and Committee for Private Education (CPE)

The Private Education Act is an Act to provide for the regulation and accreditation of private education institutions so as to ensure the provision of quality education thereat and for matters connected therewith. The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act.

The Private Education Act requires all PEIs to be registered with the CPE before they are allowed to commence operations.

Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF)

The Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF), as set out under the Private Education Act and the Private Education Regulations, spells out the mandatory registration requirements and legislative obligations which all PEIs, operating in and from Singapore, must meet.

It is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), which is the sectoral regulator overseeing the private education sector, as established under the Private Education Act.

The ERF aims to enhance the overall quality of PEIs in Singapore and ensure that they are of a certain acceptable standard in order to protect the interests of students.

EduTrust for Education

EduTrust for Education aims to ensure that Private Education Institution (PEI) has the systems and processes in place to provide proper corporate governance. At the same time, PEIs are also expected to put in place proper systems and processes to ensure provision of high quality educational service to students.  

•    Clear course fee policies;
•    Well-defined student redress practices and systems;
•    Disclosure of commitment to quality; and
•    Assurance of well-trained academic and administrative personnel.

Hence, EduTrust aims to raise the current standards of the education industry service providers eventually to achieve the vision of Singapore being an education hub. This scheme forms part of the Education Excellence Framework by the Singapore government to provide the highest possible standards of academic, organizational and student protection and welfare practices.

The EduTrust for Education is mandatory for all PEIs with international students.

For more information on the Private Education Act, visit https://www.cpe.gov.sg/