ITE training has become a practical and viable alternative route to tertiary education. At every course level, ITE has created opportunities for graduates to progress to higher level training both internally and externally.

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Nitec graduates with the following minimum GPA score (including CCA bonus points) may apply for admission to ITE Technical Diploma and Higher Nitec courses:

Progression to

Technical Diploma Courses

Minimum GPA from relevant Nitec course (including CCA bonus points) 3.0

For details on entry requirements, click here.

For the lists of related Technical Diploma courses for progression from a Nitec course, click here.


The application period for 2020 intake is in November 2019. For details on application, click here.

Progression to

Work-Study Diploma Courses

Minimum GPA from relevant Nitec course (including CCA bonus points)2.0

The application period for 2020 intake is in October 2019. For details on entry requirements and application, click here.

Progression to

Higher Nitec Courses

Minimum GPA from relevant Nitec course (including CCA bonus points) 3.0

Required for:

  • 2nd year of related Higher Nitec courses
Minimum GPA from relevant Nitec course (including CCA bonus points) 2.3

Required for:

  • 1st year of Higher Nitec Technical courses
  • Higher Nitec in Paramedic & Emergency Care course
Minimum GPA from relevant Nitec course (including CCA bonus points)2.8

Required for:

  • 2nd year of Higher Nitec in Automotive Engineering course
  • 1st year of Higher Nitec Business courses
  • Higher Nitec in Culinary Arts course
  • Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education course*
  • Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking course
  • Higher Nitec in Precision Engineering course

* Applicants for Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education must also have obtained Grade 1 or 2 for GCE ‘N’ (Academic) English Language, OR Grade A1 to C6 for GCE ‘O’ Level English Language. Please click here for details.

For the lists of related Higher Nitec courses for progression from a Nitec course and details on entry requirements, click here.


The application period for 2020 intake is in January 2020 (the exact application dates will be published in The Straits Times, The New Paper and ITE website following the release of 2019 GCE 'O' Level Examination results).

For details on application, click here.

Progression to

Polytechnic Diploma Courses

Nitec (in technical areas) graduates with a GPA ≥ 3.5 may also apply for admission to a related diploma course at the polytechnics. Please refer to JPAE website for more information on progression to diploma courses.

National Service Deferment and Disruption Policies

For more information on National Service (NS) deferment, please click here.

For more information on National Service (NS) disruption, please click here.