Psychology Diploma Singapore | Part Time Diploma

By: ASAS School

October 14, 2014


Specialist Diploma in Counseling Psychology Program Introduction

Counselling Psychology is to understand how to assist people to recover their sense of well being, improve their distress, resolve their emergency and enhance their ability to work out problems and make judgment for themselves. Students will earn their psychology diploma and get to learn the techniques and theories behind how to advice and guide in the real world.

Careers involved working in Schools, Nursery & Childcare Centers, HR Personnel, Rehabilitation & Correction Centers, Mental Health services, Community Services and Social Services.



Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • 2 GCE ’O’ Level passes (minimum Grade C6) in any subjects, (OR)
  • Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent, (OR)
  • WSQ Certificate (any framework), (OR)
  • Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)

Language Requirements

  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45
    • or WPLN level 5 in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing


Specialist Diploma in Counseling Psychology Course Fees

If you apply for our programs, you can receive grants of up to S$200 for Specialist Diplomas.

SkillsFuture Credits: Singaporeans aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture credits of up to S$500.

Additional Government Subsidies: Singaporeans and PRs may receive additional Government subsidies of up to 70%.

Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA): Singaporeans aged 21 to 30 may use their PSEA to offset up to S$3,420, if available, of their course fees.

For miscellaneous fees, kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page.

Leave us a message or give us a call at 6338 0727 to find out more about your eligibility for the above!


Course Commencement Dates

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Structure and Duration

  • 8 Modules
  • Minimum 12 months, Part-time (Full-time study is not available)
  • 2 lessons per week
  • Weekday: 7.00pm – 9.30pm / Weekend: 9.00am – 6.00pm, or 9.00am – 1.00pm


Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.

The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.


Delivery Method



Graduation Requirements for Specialist Diploma in Counseling Psychology

  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Specialist Diploma in Counseling Pscyhology upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.


Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

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Average Teacher-Student ratio

  • ASAS module 1:49
  • WSQ module 1:25


Specialist Diploma in Counseling Psychology Program Subjects

Students must complete 6 core electives and 2 free electives.

ASAS does not offer all the subjects listed below each semester or each year. Certain subjects may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects: https://asasedu.com/contact-us


Student Contract

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Specialist Diploma in Counseling Psychology Modules

Core Electives (Choose 6 modules from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Case Management in Practice (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 4
2. Ethics in Counselling 3
3. Ethics, Values and Legislation (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
4. Helping Relationships 3
5. Para-Counselling (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
6. Resilience and Self-Care (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
7. Write Reports 1.5

Free Electives

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Abnormal Psychology 3
2. Cognitive Psychology 3
3. Developmental Psychology 3
4. Service Challenges (WSQ) 0.5
5. Service Excellence (WSQ) 1
6. Theories of Personality 3

Course Plan

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