10 July 2018
Starting next year, Singapore polytechnics will take into account the job experience of working adults who apply for full-time diploma courses.
Currently, only part-time courses which give credit to work experience, while admission to full-time programmes is based only on academic results.
Polytechnics will also pay more attention to the use of interviews and other methods of assessment to evaluate work experience and performance.
From academic year 2020, working adults will also be able to apply to polytechnics via the Early Admissions Exercise.
Working adults who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be given an opportunity to show they have certain required skillsets for their chosen course through supplementary assessments.