GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:
GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science* and 2 other subjects:
* Mobile Robotics, Smart Electrical Technology, Mechanical Design & Automation, Internet of Things Applications, and Mobile Web Applications subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Nitec course.
- Shortlisted applicants will have to attend an interview, and pass a prescribed medical examination.
- Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity
Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.
Occupation Traits and Functional Ability Requirements
|Nature of Work
Social Service Assistants (SSAs) are employed in a wide spectrum of social service agencies, both non profit and private sector companies, primarily to assist the handling of clients in the areas of psychosocial and physical rehabilitation.
Social Service Assistants need fine and gross psychomotor skills to handle a range of equipment, they also require good coordination skills to manage clients/patients. In addition, they are expected to perform transferring of clients
from wheelchair to bed and various other platforms.
|Fine and Gross psychomotor skills, sensory (visual, hearing) ability, communication skills, interaction with strangers.
They have to interact with clients for consultation and listen to client’s request and comments. They may also supervise clients in therapy work and are required to work independently or as a team with other allied health professionals to carry out day to day functions of a social service agency.
|Ability to show empathy dealing with routine and non-routine schedules
This course is less suitable for students who do not possess the functional abilities indicated. If in doubt, please consult your school career guidance officer or visit ITE College East for further academic advising.