WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Audio Engineering)


SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0031387-MF / Funding Validity Period: 8 Dec 2017 - 31 Oct 2019




Aligned to Creative Industries WSQ framework, Singapore Media Academy is proud to offer the WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Audio Engineering).

Developed and delivered by industry practitioners, this highly interactive WSQ Diploma equips participants with the essential knowledge, skills and competencies on audio engineering for film & TV productions.


Career Prospects

Audio Engineer, Audio Editor and Sound Recordist



The WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Audio Engineering) consists of 7 units of study.

  1. Manage Communications in a Creative Environment
  2. Address Problems which Impact on the Work
  3. Maintain Workplace Safety and Health Policies and Procedures
  4. Manage Audio Equipment for A Recording Session
  5. Determine Requirements and Direct Sound Operations
  6. Edit Sound Using a Digital Audio Workstation
  7. Record Sound in a Studio Environment


Mode of Training

Theory & Practical



  • All units will conclude with a compulsory assessment.
  • Assessments may include role plays, quizzes, assignments, projects, and written examinations.
  • Participants need to achieve at least 75% attendance for each unit before they are allowed to sit for the assessment.



Participants will receive a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) upon successful completion of each unit and its assessment.

Completion of all the required units will qualify candidates for the WSQ Diploma in Film & Television (Audio Engineering) under the Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualification (CI WSQ) framework.

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by Singapore Media Academy for each unit completed.


Trainer Profiles

(Address Problem which Impact on the Work)

David Suen (Sng Choon Hui)

David is a working director in the local media scene for over 20 years. Being a freelancer, he has garnered extensive experience in many broadcast genres, helping numerous production houses direct their TV programmes both locally and internationally. With over 50 dramas and documentaries, 15 commercials, 66 corporate & event videos and counting.

He is also an MOE certified ACTA trainer as well as an adjunct lecturer. Having taught in over 50 secondary and tertiary education schools.


(Maintain Workplace Safety and Health Policies and Procedures)

Tan Loon Boon (Alvin)

Alvin is the Director of QES Management Pte Ltd, which was incorporated in 9 December 2000.

Alvin’s main roles in the top management include being responsible for leadership and development of a team of 20 persons of WSH professional and administrative Environmental, Safety and Health programs, procedures, training, work practices and ensuring the effective implementation of risk controls by the staffs on client premises. Alvin has served 15 years (1981–1996) in the Housing Development Board Structural Engineering Department (Safety Unit) as a Safety Officer prior to his practices as a Workplace Safety and Health Officer in the industry.

Alvin has more than 28 years of experience in Occupational Safety and Health. He is a Ministry of Manpower Accredited Trainer since 1995 for Basic Industrial Safety and Health Course for Supervisor, Safety committee Member Course, Building Construction Safety Supervisor/Manager Course, Lifting Supervisor Safety Course, Formwork Safety Course for Supervisor, Safety Instruction Course (Manhole) for supervisors, Confined Space Safety Assessor, Rigger/Signalman Course and Metal scaffold/Suspended Scaffold (Gondola) Supervisor and worker practical lesson trainer. Beside of the above OSH experience, he was also certified by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) as a trainer for Environmental Management courses.


(Manage Audio Equipment for a Recording Session)

Loh Lek San Justin (Luo Lishan Justin)

Justin is a professional sound recordist with an extensive portfolio ranging from dramas to feature films, and from studio sound to TV commercials.

He first joined Interfilm Production as an audio engineer in 1996 following his graduation from School of Audio Engineer in the same year. His outstanding performance opened up an opportunity to be trained as a studio cameraman. In 1998, he started his first drama under the guidance of a Hong Kong Director and had worked on numerous drama serials with Mediacorp. Since then he has worked with HBO, Discovery Channel, Fox Networks just to name a few.

His recent projects includes “Apprentice” and “A Yellow Bird”, both of which have entered Cannes 2017 international Film Festival with standing ovations.

He also owns a state of the art new audio recording eng mixer ‘Zaxcom nomad 12’. It is a 12 audio tracks recorder with time code generator and the revolutionary zaxnet interface.

Justin's desire to impart his knowledge and skills to the younger generation had led him to be an ACTA certified trainer and was a part-time lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts, Puttnam School of Film.


(Manage Communications in a Creative Environment)

Lim Say Teck (Richard)

Dr Richard focuses his professional consultancy on leadership development and organization coaching. He has worked with groups of leadership staff from multi-national companies, International agencies, local government organisations and community institutions. His current focus is on applying mindfulness-based interventions in enhancing performance resilience in organisations. He has been actively applying mindfulness-based interventions in numerous government organisations and private sector companies in Singapore and Indonesia. Currently, Richard is the main Training Consultant engaged by the Civil Service College of Singapore to facilitate and train government officials on mindfulness-based resilience and performance. In the earlier part of Richard’s career, he was a diplomat analyst of Singapore with extensive travels round the world to manage foreign affairs matters. Richard has more than 18 years of experience working as organization consultant.

Richard also collaborates with prominent universities in Singapore like National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in training and supervising graduate students and alumni professionals in the application of behaviour science in organisations and the community. Richard was an Adjunct Lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School on management and leadership.


(Determine Requirements and Direct Sound Operations -- Edit Sound Using a Digital Audio Workstation -- Record Sound in a Studio Environment)

Kok Wai Heng, Shawn (Guo Weixing, Shawn)

Shawn is a drummer, sound designer, digital media specialist, educator, advocate for ubiquitous learning, and recognised Adult Education Professional with millions of views across the globe.

He is currently a practising musician and online educator, part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and Republic Polytechnic, tutor at National Institute of Education (NIE), adult educator with Institute of Adult Learning (IAL), WSQ trainer with Singapore Media Academy, and a freelance CET curriculum developer. He also gives consultation to professionals in the creative industries.


Course Schedule


Next Intake: 1 October 2019

Registration Closing Date: 10 September 2019

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Weekdays: 7pm to 10pm

Saturdays: 9am to 6pm


Weekdays: 9am to 6pm



Fees# (Inclusive of 7% GST)


Local Students (Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents)

International Students

SSG Funding* (70%)

MCES or ETS Funding* (90%)

WTS Funding* (95%)

Full Course Fee S$18,850.00 S$18,850.00 S$18,850.00 S$18,850.00
SSG Funding (S$13,195.00) (S$13,195.00) (S$13,195.00) NA
Nett Course Fee S$5,655.00 S$5,655.00 S$5,655.00 S$18,850.00
7% GST S$395.85 S$395.85 S$395.85 S$1,319.50
Total Fee Payable S$6,050.85 S$6,050.85 S$6,050.85 S$20,169.50
Additional Funding (S$0.00) (S$3,770.00) (S$4,712.50) NA
Nett Fee Payable# S$6,050.85 S$2,280.85 S$1,338.35 S$20,169.50

Miscellaneous Fees (inclusive of 7% GST)


Local Students

International Students



Application Fee S$53.50 S$214.00 S$214.00
Administrative Fees^ - S$963.00 S$963.00
Course Materials Fee - S$267.50 S$267.50
Student Development Fee - S$428.00 S$428.00
Total Miscellaneous Fee S$53.50 S$1,872.50 S$1,872.50

#Course fee to be paid by instalments. Details will be provided in the Student Contract.

*SkillsFuture Funding (SSG Funding), Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Funding), Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS Funding), Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS Funding) - Fundings from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) are applicable to Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on funding available, click here

^Administrative Fees include Annual Medical Insurance Premium, Annual NLB Membership Fee, ICA Student Pass Application Fee, Lab Fee and SMA Student Access Card.


Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE N-Level subjects including English (or IELTS overall band score 5 and above or equivalent) and 2 other subjects or equivalent
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may still apply and will be considered based on:
    • At least 1 year working experience in any industry; and/or
    • Oral interview or evaluation test by Singapore Media Academy to determine suitability for the course
  • Applicants may be called for interview at the discretion of Singapore Media Academy.


Other Information

  • Funding Information
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Application Procedure (For Local Students)
  • Application Procedure (For International Students)
  • Grievance Policy
  • Course Withdrawal Policy and Procedure
  • Course Transfer Policy and Procedure
  • Course Deferment Policy
  • Refund Policy and Procedure
  • Private Education Act (PEI-Student Contract, Cooling-Off Period, Fee Protection Scheme, Medical Insurance)
  • List of Miscellaneous Fee

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How to Apply

+65 6435 6000



All information contained in this page is correct at time of publish (June 2019) and may be subjected to change.


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