PRIVATE EDUCATION ACT/ EDUTRUST CERTIFICATE SCHEME​

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The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. The CPE is supported by a team of dedicated staff from SSG to regulate the sector, provide student services, consumer education and facilitate capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry. For more information, please refer to CPE website.

Prior to signing the Student Contract with SHRM, you are required read and sign the Advisory Note to Students

For a sample of Advisory Note to Students, please click here.

With the aim of enhancing the confidence of students and their parents in the quality of education in Singapore. SHRM College will enter into a standard PEI-Student Contract which protects our students interests. The terms and conditions of this contract are guided by the standard template provided by CPE. The PEI-Student Contract lays out the important terms and conditions governing the relationship between the student and SHRM College.

Your PEI-Student Contact with SHRM will clearly state the following:

  • Course title with modules clearly listed
  • Date of commencement and completion of each intake/ course
  • Scheduled holidays
  • Examination dates
  • Name of organisation awarding the certificates
  • Fee collection policy
  • Refund policy

Kindly sign the “Acknowledgement of Contract Explanation” after the contract briefing is completed and students agree to all the terms and conditions. If students are under the age of 18, you need to obtain your parent’s consent before signing the contract.

For a sample of CPE approved Student Contract, please click here
For enrolled students, please refer to the contract issued to you.

Important Note:
Do not make payment before signing the contract
Sign two original copies of the contract. You retain one original copy after signing.
No amendments are allowed on the contract after signing unless both the PEI and you sign beside the amendments made.

The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event that a PEI is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. ​

The FPS also protects students if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the students arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts. The FPS is compulsory for all students (local and international students) taking the courses at PEIs pursuing EduTrust Certification. The FPS applies to courses with a duration of more than 1 month or 50 hours, it provides full protection for all fees paid by the students. Students enrolled in these courses are required to pay a fee for FPS which varies depending on the fees of the courses insured.

Please click here for details. ​

SHRM will purchase insurance from the list of CPE-approved FPS providers for all students enrolled to ensure the protection of the students’ fees. Under the insurance scheme, SHRM is allowed to collect the course fees from the students directly. There is a collection cap of 12 months. SHRM shall purchase insurance within 7 working days of receipt of the fees from the student. The insurance coverage shall commence from the date of payment of the fees till the due date of the next payment or the course end date, whichever is earlier. Students will receive a softcopy of the Certificate of Insurance in their email directly from the Insurance company. The school will also hand students a hard copy. SHRM’s FPS provider is Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd. All fees paid by you to be enrolled at SHRM except for application fee, will be protected by FPS. GST is not inclusive as part of fees to be protected. There is another type of fee payable which is referred to as miscellaneous fees. Miscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fee that students will pay only when necessary or applicable, for example, supplementary paper and repeat fees. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises. These miscellaneous fees need not be protected but they will be reflected clearly in the student contract.

To view a copy of the Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Certificate, please refer to:

You can also find more information of the Fee Protection Scheme at CPE website, please click here.

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