Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sociological Aspects of Ageing (CET112)

Applications Open: 19 March 2019

Applications Close: 21 October 2019

Next Available Intake: 04 November 2019

Course Types: Short Course

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $800

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

(Course is recognised for Workpro Age Management Grant)
Date: 1 - 2 Apr 2019, 4 - 5 Nov 2019 (Register by 22 March 2019 and 26 October 2019 respectively)
Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

Course Objectives

To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to understand the sociological and cultural aspects of ageing and to think innovatively about creating an age-friendly workplace.

Participants should be able to:

  • Analyse the importance of the sociological/cultural aspects of ageing and how the workplace can be adapted to be a positive multi-generational environment
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary nature of the ageing process
  • Integrate the gerontological perspective into management and operational aspects of an organisation's goals
  • Recommend action plans that promote age-friendly policies and practices in organisation


  • Challenges of an ageing society
  • The biopsychosocial process of ageing
  • The psychology of older workers
  • Cultural and gender aspects
  • Age management at the workplace
  • Mining the gold: Integrating the gerontological and organisational perspectives

Teaching Faculty

Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Professor. Kalyani Mehta, Head of Programme for Master in Geronotology, S R Nathan School of Human Development
Centre for Seniors
  • Ms Lim Sim Hong, Professional Diploma in Training and Development. Lim Sim Hong is a certified ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) trainer. She has conducted close to 500 workshops and trained more than 7000 participants from a wide diversity of backgrounds. With two thirds of her trainees being mature employees, she has gained a deeper insight of the mature employees' challenges as well as their strengths, limitations and concerns. This insight and her corporate management experiences enable her to share the different perspectives and issues in Age Management at the Workplace today.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Recent payslip or income statement (For WTS scheme only)
  3. Application form

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1Workfare Training Support2Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3
(aged 21 and above)(S'poreans aged 40 and above) (S'poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)
Full Course fee (A)$800$800$800$800$800
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($560.00)($560.00)($560.00)($560.00)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$800$240.00$240.00
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$56.00$16.80$16.80$16.80$16.80
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$856.00$256.80$256.80$256.80$256.80
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($160.00)($200.00)($160.00)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$856.00$256.80$96.80$56.80$96.80

The listed course fees are inclusive of GST.

1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

Course Fee Subsidies

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Singaporean or Permanent Resident (Company or Self Sponsored) aged 21 years old and above
  2. Sponsoring companies must be registered and/or incorporated in Singapore and must fully sponsor the course fee
  3. Participants must:
    • achieve at least 75% attendance
    • complete and pass all required assessments

Participants who fail to meet the above requirements will have to pay for the subsidised course fee.

Application Procedures

All self sponsored applications must be made via online registration.

Upon completing of the online registration, please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Copies of your academic certificate/transcript
  3. Recent payslip or income statement
  4. Application Form

For company sponsored applicant, please submit the application to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn. Please note that for companies which are applying for SSG training grant in the SkillsConnect portal, the training grant reference number must be provided before course commences.

Applications without ALL of the above required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected for SSG training grant.

Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to change course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability without prior notice.

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