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 will 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  

Mode of Delivery

Face to face

Teaching Method

  • Theory lessons
  • Practical lessons
  • Workshops
  • Role play
  • Activities

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.

  • 6 months of Work Experience (Industrial Attachment) is mandatory

*Industrial attachment is 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 an Industrial Project under the supervision of trainer from the College and subject to the approval from Examination Board.  


i) Each module will be assessed via coursework with the following formats:

  • Assignments and/or Practical Examinations;

ii) The assignments and practical 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

Trainer-to-Student Ratio

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

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

  • $4700.00 (inclusive of other fee S$1,780.00)

(Total course fee inclusive of 9% GST)

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 any ICASTEC Diploma program.