The objective of the Certificate in Housekeeping and Catering Operation is to develop student knowledge in the field of food and beverage services with strong emphasis on practical skills and requisite knowledge and understanding in the operational level in the Housekeeping and Catering.  


Objectives and Expected Outcomes  

  • At the end of the program, the students have acquired:  
  • Skills in F&B Services and Catering operations  
  • Understanding of F&B Service environment and operations 
  • Knowledge of the housekeeping maintenance and tidiness  

Course Duration & Method of Assessment


The total duration of the program is 12 months full-time comprising 3 months of theory and practical training in school, 3 months of work-based learning and 6 months of Industrial Attachment.

  • Theory Lessons
  • Practical Lessons
  • Work Experience (Industrial Attachment)
  • Work-Based Learning

Trainer-to-Student Ratio

  • Theory Lesson: 1:40
  • Practical Lesson: 1:20


6 months of Work Experience (Industrial Attachment) is mandatory

*Subject to academic performance, interview by employer and approval from Ministry of Manpower.  Should student fail to get an Industrial Attachment placement, student will have to undertake a project assignment under the supervision of trainer from the College.  


i) Each Module will be assessed via coursework in the following formats:

  • Class Participation;
  • Assignments;
  • Written and/or Practical Examinations ;

ii) The examinations will be set and marked by ICASTEC.

iii) 6-months Work Experience (Industrial Attachment) is assessed through an “Industrial Attachment” Logbook.

iv) 3-months work-based learning is assessed through work-based learning logbook

Course Syllabus / Content:

  • Personal Development and Hospitality English
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Introduction to Food and Beverage and Kitchen Operation
  • Housekeeping Operation
  • Work Experience (Industrial Attachment)
  • Housekeeping and Catering Operation Topic 
    • Billing and Checking Procedure
    • Understanding Basic Cooking Methods
    • Providing Different Types of Services
    • Preparation, Serving of Alcoholic Beverages
    • Preparation, Serving of Non- Alcoholic Beverages
    • Work-Based Learning

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: At least 16 years old for local, 18 years old for foreigner
  • Academic Level: Secondary School education, High School or equivalent
  • Language Proficiency: IELTS 3.5 or equivalent

Course Fee

Course Fee (Inclusive of GST)*

  • Foreign: $7,049.16
  • Local    : $6,363.29

Course Fee excludes miscellaneous fee which are non-compulsory or non-standard fees payable only when necessary.  A breakdown of course fee is given in the PEI-Student contract.  In accordance with the PEI-Student contract, Course Fee is refundable but Miscellaneous Fee is not refundable.

Progression Path

Students are able to progress to ICASTEC any Diploma programme.