Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- General FAQ
Who owns and manages Parkway College?
Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health is the Singapore education arm of Parkway Pantai Limited and focuses in the niche fields of nursing, allied health and healthcare management. Refer to About Us for more information.
Is Parkway College registered with Committee for Private Education?
When was Parkway College established?
Parkway College was established in January 2008.
How many intakes do Parkway College have each year?
There may be one or two intakes for most of the academic courses each year. Please refer to the individual course pages for more information.
How to make an application for a short course (eg. CPR, Phlebotomy etc)?
Applications are accepted online or over email. Please download and fill up the appropriate application form (Self-sponsored/Company-sponsored). Please submit the application form along with supporting documents (if needed) through the Contact Us or Enquiry Form. Cash, cheque and credit card payment (Visa/Mastercard) modes are accepted at our reception counter between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
For clients who are company-sponsored and require company invoicing, please inform us at the point of application.
How to make an application for an academic course?
Please contact us with supporting information and documents so that your eligibility to apply for the course may be assessed prior to a formal application. You may submit the information and supporting documents through the Contact Us or Enquiry Form. Applications are accept in-person at Parkway College or at a Course Preview as your supporting documents are required to be verified in-person.
What are the payment schedules and payment modes accepted?
For academic courses, Central Provident Fund (CPF) Education Scheme and MOE Tuition Fee Loan Scheme are not applicable. Course fees listed are inclusive of GST and are for the full duration of the course, payable in equal instalments before the course/semester commences.
Payment are accepted in Singapore currency only and can be made in cash, cheque, telegraphic transfer, credit card (Visa/Mastercard) , money order and cashier’s order and made payable to Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health Pte Ltd. International students may also pay using Flywire.
Cash, cheque and credit card payment (Visa/Mastercard) modes are accepted at our reception counter between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
What are the miscellaneous fees payable?
Application and enrolment for Academic courses may be subjected to Application and Enrolment Fees. Other fees will include Fee Protection Scheme Premium, Medical Insurance Premium and other fees specific to each course. Please refer to the Student Policies, section 10.5 of the Student Handbook or website page.
What courses are eligible for SkillsFuture Funding or use of SkillsFuture Credits?
The Use of Medical Terminology in Work Activities (WSQ) and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Team Leadership series of short courses are eligible for SkillsFuture Funding and/or use of SkillsFuture Credits. Please refer to the SkillsFuture Page for more information.
Where is Parkway College located?
Parkway College is located at 168 Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 3 #02-05 Singapore 150168. Please refer to the ‘Contact Us‘ page for more information.
Do you accept walk-in enquiries?
Interested candidates who wish to make enquiries in-person are to make an appointment to avoid disappointment. Please make an appointment online through our “Appointment Request” function.
- Diploma in Nursing FAQ
What is the course duration for Diploma in Nursing course?
The full course duration is 36 months inclusive of classroom lectures, tutorials, e-learning, practicums and clinical attachment to various healthcare facilities. Please refer to the Diploma in Nursing page for more information.
Are international candidates accepted for the course?
Yes, international candidates may apply for the course. Please refer to the Diploma in Nursing page for the academic entry requirements. Candidates must also meet the health requirements. Candidates with prior education not conducted in English are required to provide the results of the IELTS assessment.
I already have a nursing qualification from my country, can I apply for the Diploma in Nursing course at Parkway College?
Parkway College does not accept credit transfer or a pre-obtained nursing qualification for entry. Please refer to the course entry requirements for international candidates.
Is financial assistance available for Diploma in Nursing course at Parkway College?
Sponsorship schemes may be available from time to time for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Please refer to the course page for the application period, if available.
How can I register for the Diploma in Nursing course ?
Please ensure that you meet the academic and health entry requirements. Please complete the ‘Application form’ and make an appointment with us to submit the full documents.
International applicants may apply through Parkway College’s authorised student recruitment agents in their country as the agents will assist to facilitate the interview and form submissions. Please refer to the Student Recruitment Agents page. If there are no appointed student recruitment agents in your home country, please contact us with your nationality and academic qualifications to confirm your eligibility for the programme.
Does Parkway College accept any credit transfer or recognition of prior learning?
No, credit transfers are not accepted. All enrolled students must complete the full 36-months Diploma in Nursing programme in Singapore.
Does Parkway College offer any part-time course or distance study in Nursing?
No, we do not have any part-time course or distance study option for this programme due to regulations.
Can I combine my GCE ‘O’ level results to apply for the courses?
Yes, you may combine a maximum of 2 consecutive sittings of your GCE ‘O’ Level qualifications.
Is the course recognised by Singapore Nursing Board (SNB)?
Yes, in addition, SNB requires all graduates of the course to pass a 6-month Competency Assessment on Provisional Registration in an in-patient clinical setting after graduating. Graduates must have an offer of employment before SNB will accept an application of their registration. Upon passing the competency assessment, graduates will be granted Full Registration. The clinical setting can be a hospital, community hospital or nursing home with acceptable nursing supervision.
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging FAQ
Is the BSc (Hons) and Diagnostic Radiography course approved by any governance body?
Yes, the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course is endorsed by the Singapore Society of Radiographers and registered with the Committee of Private Education, Singapore. It is also a Recognised Qualification in Radiography by Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Singapore.
What is the UCAS Tariff System?
The UCAS Tariff System is a system for allocating points to qualifications for entry to higher education. The UCAS Tariff System score is calculated based on your GCE ‘A’ Level grades. To calculate your UCAS Tariff System score, add the points corresponding to the grade that you obtained for every subject that you have completed at the GCE ‘A’ Level.
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Are international candidates accepted for the course?
Currently only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who meet the academic and health requirements are eligible to apply for the course. We are unable to accept any other residency status due to clinical placement component eg. long term visa.
What diplomas are considered in the relevant or science field?
Holders of diplomas from a Polytechnic Science faculty are generally accepted. Related science diploma not awarded by a Polytechnic’s Science faculty are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, all applicants must meet the academic entry requirements which includes ‘O’ level results.
What is the course duration for BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course ?
The entire duration is 36-months full-time consisting of classroom lectures, practical sessions and clinical placements at healthcare facilities. You can refer to the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging page for more information.
An Honours programme usually takes 4 years. Why does this programme only take 3 years?
The amount of work required in this programme is equivalent to other 4-year Honours degree but it is designed into a 3-year programme. This means that students take more modules during each academic year and there will be shorter school holidays. Students are expected to work responsibly toward completion of the programme.
Where will the classes be held?
All classroom-based teaching will be done at Parkway College (Jalan Bukit Merah campus). The practical laboratory sessions are conducted at the facilities of our training partners eg. Philips Learning Centre.
I already have a related qualification in Radiography, can I apply for the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course at Parkway College ?
Any exceptional cases will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Are sponsorships available for BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course at Parkway College ?
Candidates who have the passion to become healthcare professionals and would like to seek financial sponsorship in the healthcare sector may apply for sponsorships directly with various healthcare organisations.
Can I choose the hospital for my clinical placement?
The clinical placement site are allocated and students will not be permitted to choose. This is intended so that students are able to gain relevant clinical experience from various healthcare settings.
- Master of Health Administration FAQ
What is the duration for the MHA course?
This is a 24-month part-time course delivered over 4 semesters.
At the beginning of each semester, there will be an introductory workshop by Flinders University faculty from 9am to 5pm, Friday to Sunday. There will be online discussion forums of 4 – 5 modules throughout the semester per topic. In the middle of the semester, there will be a one-day workshop for group presentations.
For Financial Management and Economics in Health Care, there will be a separate introductory workshop from 9am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday, followed by 5 sessions of tutorials on weekday evenings by a local lecturer.
Local lecturers will conduct the topics for Health Law & Ethics and Safety & Quality in Health Care due to relevance to local context.
If I have a Diploma, can I apply for the course?
If you have a Diploma in Nursing, Allied Health or Healthcare related courses, plus 4 years of work experience in the healthcare sector, you will be eligible for the course via the pathway program.
Applicants with less than a degree qualification will be eligible for the course via the pathway program. The duration, course fees and topics to be taken are the same as applicants who are admitted directly to the MHA course. The only difference is applicants must complete the 3 foundation topics* in the first semester satisfactorily and the university will transfer them into the Masters in the second semester. This is to ensure students who do not have a degree (which is the qualification required to enter a Masters course) is able to cope with the program.
*Applicants with a Diploma qualification will need to apply for the July intake.
The 3 foundation topics are:
HACM9100 Leadership in Health and Aged Care
HACM9101 Leading Organisations in Health and Aged Care
HACM9102 Financial Management and Economics in Health Care
Is there any credit exemption?
Credit exemptions will be considered for applicants who have completed a prior Masters course. Please send us the completed Flinders University application form together with the certificate, transcript and course synopsis of the Masters course for an evaluation.
Is there any industry attachment to hospitals?
The MHA is not a clinical or skills-based course and is an academic course which does not require industry attachment. The course is geared at professionals who are already working in the industry looking at acquiring management knowledge to move towards a senior management position, and not looking at acquiring skills from a work-entry position.
Is the course suitable for working professionals with a full-time job?
The MHA is a part-time course which is catered to working professionals with a full-time job. Workshops and tutorials are held either after working hours or on weekends.
Are international applicants accepted for the course?
As this is a part-time course, there is no student pass. Applicants will need to ensure they are residing in Singapore to attend the course. Applicants with prior education not conducted in English are required to provide the results of the IELTS assessment.
Is there any scholarship or sponsorship available for Master of Health Administration?
There is currently no scholarship provided. Singaporean applicants may consider the SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare Sector.
May I apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare Sector?
Interested parties can apply through the Skillsfuture website.
How can I register for the MHA course?
Please complete the Flinders University application form (type-written) which can be downloaded from the website and make an appointment with us to submit the full documents.
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Optometry and Clinical Practice FAQ
How long is the course and how is it delivered?
The 2 years programme consists of 3 stages- Stage 2, 3 and 4. Stage 2 and Stage 4 will have 5 modules each and Stage 3 will have 2 clinical modules. Stage 2 (5 modules) and Stage 4 (5 modules) would be conducted in Singapore, while Stage 3 (2 clinical modules) would be conducted in Aston University.
The lessons in Stage 2 and 4 are typically conducted 3 times a week on weekdays. The lessons in Stage 3 are conducted 4 weeks during the summer terms (July to August) in Aston University.
Is the course recognised?
The Bachelor degree programme is recognised as Displayable Addition Qualification (DAQ) from OOB. Please check the OOB website: www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/oob/en.html
Are international candidates accepted for the course?
Currently only Singapore or Malaysia passports holders who can meet the UK Visa requirements for the UK Residency Training (Stage 3 Clinical Placement) are eligible to be accepted for the course.
When are the classes conducted?
Classes are conducted in morning session only from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. At the present moment, there is no evening or weekend class. However, if there is enough interest, we may consider forming an evening cohort. The minimum class size needed for an evening session is 8 students.
How are the practical lessons conducted?
Practical workshops are conducted at Parkway College campus. Clinical practice will be conducted in Aston during Stage 3 Aston residency training.
How would the examination be conducted?
There may be written examination typically ranging from 1.5hrs to 3hrs, Case Study Assignments, Practical Logbooks etc. The examination format will depend on the module.
What is the estimated cost of the UK trip and UK Visa application fees?
The air ticket to UK, accommodation at Aston University and living expenses would be approximately S$ 4,000 to S$5,000 depends on the choice of airline and seats, room styles and individual lifestyle eg. meals. Singapore and Malaysia passport holders have 90 days* visa free entry to UK (*accurate as of Feb 2018).
What is the payment schedule for the course fees?
Upon acceptance into the course by Aston University and Parkway College, the course fees are payable in six instalments within two years.
How to apply?
Please submit the application form together with a photocopy of the following documents:
1. Singapore NRIC and Passport for Singapore citizen and PR, or Malaysia IC and Passport for Malaysian.
2. Diploma in Optometry Certificate together with transcripts from SP, NP or Parkway College.
3. GCE “O” level English results or Malaysia “SPM” English results
4. OOB Optometry License (Full, provisional, temporary)
The application is not considered valid until the application fee of S$214 (non-refundable) is paid.
What are the prospects after graduation?
The degree is recognised worldwide as an entry qualification for Master and PhD programmes. Our graduates work in both private and public hospitals and clinics, private Optometric practices and retail Optical shops. They may also work in speciality fields like Primary Eyecare; Paediatrics Optometry, Low Vision and Contact Lenses. Degree graduates are generally able to command a higher starting pay.
- Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Management FAQ
When will the course commence?
We regret to inform that we are not recruiting new students for the Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Management course.
- Diploma in Optometry FAQ
Are international applicants accepted for the course?
Applicants must be residing in Singapore, be at least 18 years old and possess all of the following:
1. Three GCE ‘O’ level credits in English, Mathematics and Science OR Nitec in Opticianry with a GPA of at least 3.5.
2. Is an OOB registered Optometrist (ie. CCO Holders) or Optician (D, D+R, Full, Conditional or Temporary) for 3 years.
- Phlebotomy Training Course FAQ
Who is eligible to attend the course?
- Healthcare-trained applicants with clinical training support to do live-patient phlebotomy practice.
- Non-healthcare-trained applicants with clinical training support to do live-patient phlebotomy practice.
What do you need to complete the phlebotomy course?
- Attend theoretical and practical training held at Parkway College
- Complete theoretical (25 MCQ) and practical assessment (live Vacutainer and Wing Infusion Set procedures)
- Receive a “Letter of Completion” if you have met the minimum attendance requirements and pass both theory and practical assessments held at Parkway College
- Independently complete 20 documented successful (clinically supervised) venepuncture collection (live-patient phlebotomy practice)
- Submit the documentation to receive the “Certificate of Achievement” for the course
Do you provide clinical training?
The college does not provide clinical training placement for this course. Non-healthcare-trained applicants without clinical training support to do live-patient phlebotomy practice, are required to secure their own clinical placements to fulfil their clinical requisites to claim their course certificate.
Are the practical sessions during the course considered as practical placement?
The practical training in the College is part of the training course and is not considered part of the clinical training.
How should the live-patient phlebotomy practice be completed?
The 20 independently observed phlebotomy procedures are to be completed after the course and performed under the supervision of a registered doctor or trained phlebotomist within a local healthcare facility. Healthcare facilities located overseas are not accepted.
Is there a deadline to complete the live-patient phlebotomy practice?
Participants should submit the forms to Parkway College within 3 months from the last day of the course to receive the “Certificate of Achievement” in Phlebotomy. Participants who require an extension may write in to request for an extension.
Can Skillsfuture credits be used for this course?
Government subsidy and Skillsfuture Credit are not applicable. The total course fee payable is $1,200 inclusive of GST. Please inform us of your preferred payment mode upon application.
Can healthcare trained candidates without clinical support apply for this course?
Clinical training placement can be provided for eligible applicants. Candidates must be healthcare trained in the following fields: Nursing, Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Emergency medical technicians.
Applicants with the above prior-healthcare training must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
How to apply for the course?
1. Please download and complete the application form from the course page. You may submit the form online through the Contact Us or Enquiry Form or through email. Please inform us if you are company sponsored and require an invoice billing for your company.
2. Upon course confirmation, participants must produce a local doctor’s certificate or lab report which indicates that the applicant is negative for Hepatitis B and HIV infection. The laboratory tests must be recent, not more than 3 months old.
3. Upon course confirmation, participants must complete course fee payment within the stipulated cut-off date. (1 week before the course begins). Cash, cheque and credit card payment (Visa/Mastercard) modes are accepted at our reception counter between 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
- Advanced Certificate in Team Leadership FAQ
What are the entry requirements for the course?
There is no specific entry requirement for this course. However, learners should:
Be proficient in their own area of work
Have a good working proficiency of English (to read, to understand, to speak, to write)
Be comfortable with the use of technology and be able to use common software such as spread sheets, word processors, presentation tools, and e-learning tools
Have good interpersonal and communication skills
Have at least 1 year of accumulated work experience in a healthcare setting
What time will the course be conducted?
The course is conducted on weekdays, from Mondays to Fridays:
- A full day will be from 9.00am to 6.00pm
- A half day will be from 9.00am to 1.00pm
- There are no weekend or evening classes
Who is suitable to take this course?
This course is targeted at learners who have been working for at least 1 year in a healthcare setting, and who are in junior supervisory positions (i.e. people who are / will be managing a small team of staff at work).
Do you provide job placement or job search assistance?
Unlike an academic qualification (i.e. diploma, degree, etc.) which will potentially help learners in their job search, this is a professional qualification, which is meant to help learners to develop professionally and move ahead in their existing careers. As learners are expected to already be working, we do not provide job matching or job search services for them upon completion of the course.
- BCLS / AED / CPR FAQ
What are the entry requirements for the courses?
Members of the public who are interested in saving lives may apply for the courses.
What is the difference between the old BCLS and the new BCLS + AED course?
The Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course / Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course will be replaced by the BCLS + AED Provider Course (Public Access Defibrillator) as according to the guidelines provided by Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC).
How to apply for the course(s)?
Please contact us through the online enquiry at least 2 weeks in advance to check on the availability of training places for your requested dates.
Applications are accepted via online submission through the Contact Us or Enquiry Form or by email. Please download and fill up the appropriate application form (Self-sponsored/Company-sponsored). Please submit the application form along with supporting documents (if needed).
Payment modes of Cash, cheque and credit card payment (Visa/Mastercard) are accepted at our reception counter between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. For clients who are company-sponsored and require company invoicing, please inform us at the point of application.