Diploma in Health Services Management (R45)

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What You Will Learn

A reputation as a smooth operator is a good thing in healthcare.

When it comes to saving lives, medical practitioners depend on hospitals and clinics to run smoothly and efficiently. You can play a role at the heart of the system, as a healthcare administrator par excellence.

The Diploma in Health Services Management (DHSM) prepares you for a career as a management professional. You will gain a firm understanding of major healthcare policies, practices, and processes. Having been equipped with extensive hands-on training, you will build the confidence to manage core aspects of Singapore’s care continuum, from primary to acute to community-based care. Your patients too, can be assured of receiving a comfortable, welcoming experience.

Glide into your niche as a well-rounded healthcare professional with DHSM.

My exposure to problem-based learning and real-life scenarios in RP has allowed me to learn experientially, and to put my skills to the test. The daily presentations and problem statements have trained me to be ready for the workforce.

Keefe Lau
Diploma in Health Services Management 2019 Graduate and Valedictorian. Currently pursuing BSc in International Relations, BSc for Bachelor of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 16 to 26            

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6 
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  •  Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Science (Biology, Physics)
  • Science (Chemistry, Physics)

Courses with remaining vacancies after JAE posting are indicated with an asterisk (*). In order to appeal to these courses with vacancies, students need only meet the course’s MERs. Do note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee placement, as appeals posting is in order of merit, and subjected to available vacancies in the course.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT12 Architectural Technology
  • NT13 Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT14 Mechatronics & Robotics
  • NT15 Urban Greenery & Landscape
  • NT16 Video Production
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT28 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • NT29 Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT31 Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles)/ Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)/ Diesel Engine Mechanics/ Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT38 Building Servicing/ Building Services Technology/ Building Services Technology (Air-conditioning & Refrigeration)/ Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)/ Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT42 Marine Technology /Marine Mechanics
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT45 Nursing
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT50 Port Equipment Technology
  • NT51 Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT55 Fitness Training
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT57 Security Technology
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT61 Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT64 Medical Manufacturing Technology
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT73 Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation) / Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT77 Opticianry
  • NT78 Hair Services (Hair & Scalp Therapy)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT82 Fashion Apparel Production & Design
  • NT83 Floristry
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT89 Asian Culinary Arts
  • NT90 Food & Beverage Operations / Hospitality Operations
  • NT91 Pastry & Baking
  • NT92 Western Culinary Arts
  • NT93 Beauty & Wellness
  • NT94 Hair Fashion & Design
  • NT95 Logistics Services
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT99 Web Applications
  • NT17 Automotive Technology
  • NT18 Business Administration
  • NT19 Electronics & Internet of Things
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS21 Pastry & Baking
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • BS99 Human Resource & Administration
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT50 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT60 Marine & Offshore Technology/Marine Offshore Engineering
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT62 Paramedics & Emergency Care
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT73 Marine Engineering
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT78 Shipping & Operations Services / Maritime Business
  • IT79 Elder Care
  • IT80 Space Design Technology / Architectural Technology
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT86 Rapid Transit Engineering
  • IT87 Landscape Management & Design
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT92 Motion Graphics
  • IT93 Visual Effects

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DHSM graduate, you will be ready to embark on various roles in numerous healthcare organisations. These include public and private hospitals, specialist medical centres, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, and clinics:

  • Admissions Officer

  • Business Office Assistant / Officer

  • Care Coordinator Associate

  • Case Management Assistant

  • Clinic Coordinator

  • Corporate Services Assistant

  • Executive Assistant (various departments such as Corporate Planning, Finance, Human Resource, Medical Affairs, Medical Disciplines, Operations and Quality)

  • Operations Executive / Assistant

  • Senior Patient Service Associate / Senior Patient Care Associate

  • Social Work Assistant


Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DHSM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

 

Undergraduate Studies

The diploma is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local and overseas universities. DHSM graduates can apply to any of the local universities, or enjoy advanced standing at various overseas institutions such as:

  • The National University of Singapore

  • Nanyang Technological University

  • Singapore Institute of Technology

  • The University of Adelaide

  • The University of Western Australia

  • Monash University

  • RMIT University

  • The University of Adelaide

  • University of New South Wales


For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies page.

Last updated on 06 Jun 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise
(DAE)

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022