Skills Framework for Healthcare

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What Is it?


The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Healthcare Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Ministry of Health (MOH), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Healthcare provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Healthcare sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training Providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Healthcare contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Healthcare, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click herehere (PDF, 8.46 MB) to download the Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SFw for Healthcare.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Six (6) tracks have been identified (i) Nursing, (ii)Physiotherapy, (iii) Occupational Therapy, (iv) Speech Therapy, (v) Operations and (vi) Pharmacy Support, which encompass 70 job roles.

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for the Healthcare sector. [PDF (PDF, 95.42 KB)]


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 70 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the six tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Healthcare

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Nursing

Physiotherapy

Occupational Therapy 

 Speech Therapy

 Healthcare Support

Operations

Pharmacy Support

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies).


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare.[PDF (PDF, 745.43 KB) / Word (DOCX, 67.06 KB)

Click here (ZIP, 33.05 MB) to download all Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Healthcare.

Department Management

Drug Compounding and Management

Education for Healthcare Professions

Enterprise Risk Management

Ethics and Professionalism

Evidence-based Practice

General Management 

Patient Care 

Patient and/or Client Education and Health Promotion

People Development

Quality and Patient Safety

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships

(b) View the Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies) for the SFw for Healthcare

Each job role in every Skills Framework developed has Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs) identified. The GSCs are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

 

An industry review of the GSCs was conducted in 2019, culminating in the creation of the Critical Core Skills (CCS). Visit this link to access information about the CCS. Users of the Skills Framework can also locate the GSC-to-CCS mapping document and advisory there.


(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Healthcare sector.


(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.

[updated as at 16/10/2019]

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service personnel

For in-service employees who work in the Healthcare sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

These are programmes for in-service personnel to broaden or deepen specific skills and knowledge for the various job roles in the sector. 

Nursing

Physiotherapy

Occupational Therapy 

 Speech Therapy

 Healthcare Support

Operations

Pharmacy Support

 

(c) View the Training Programmes for Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies or GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the Critical Core Skills (CCS), which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The CCS facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please visit this link to access the list of CCS training programmes offered by the Institutes of Higher Learning.

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Skills Framework Templates

   

This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

Step 1: Select template(s)



Step 2: Select Occupation(s)/Job Role(s)

Step 3: Click HERE to Download