RESOURCE SCHEDULING FOR SERVICE INDUSTRIES* (16 HOURS)

Resource Scheduling
*This is a non-WSQ module.

Introduction

Resource scheduling is integral to the service industry in maintaining efficient use of resources and minimising hiring costs and manpower downtime. Without the right expertise or a good resource scheduling system, planners have difficulty accounting for the complex scheduling requirements across many tasks and manpower. This leads to errors like double allocation of the same resource or a wrong assignment of resource to a task.

Resource should be scheduled in a manner where the level for each skill is suitable for the work function. This will avoid frequent changes of staff and reduce assignment changes, while also fulfilling all the needs of the work’s demands. By capturing the wide-ranging constraints of the service industry’s dynamic nature, a resource scheduling system will be able to maximise the amount of resources at hand.

About the Programme

This course is specifically designed to provide hands-on training in the area of resource scheduling for participants in the service industries. Resources to be scheduled may include Manpower (engineer/technician, lecturer/trainer, service staff, etc) and/or Equipment (crane/elevator, classroom, centre, etc). The training focuses on hands-on modelling of the participants’ existing resource scheduling practices into SIMTech’s Manpower Scheduling System (MSS) software.

Participants get to gain fundamental knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the detailed functional components of a Resource Scheduling Model
  • Perform hands-on modelling of the participant’s current resource scheduling practices using SIMTech’s MSS software
  • Adopt best practices for resource scheduling through model refinement  
  • Analyse the generated resource schedule and perform ‘What-If’ analysis

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for planners, schedulers, operation managers, directors, and other professionals involved in resource scheduling activities in various service industries, associations & agencies.


Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme is delivered through immersive learning where participants are introduced to MSS software and gain new understanding on the concept of planning and scheduling with the latest industry practices. There will be technical demonstration of the software during the practice sessions for participants to learn its technology features. Participants have the opportunity to use their own data to model during the hands-on coaching sessions.

  • IMPORT
    Upload details of employees and tasks via spreadsheet or GUI
  • ALLOCATE:
    Auto-schedule with one-click, and your optimised schedule is ready-for-use
  • GENERATE: 
    See generated employee schedule, project schedule and many more
  • VIEW
    View employee efficiency in terms of available time and task assignment
  • ADJUST:
    Drag, drop and reassign tasks to refine your schedule

Upon Completion of This Course

UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE

Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full courses fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees

Pre-Requisites

  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $1,600 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

International
Participants
Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above (MCES) ²SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
$1,744
$523.20$203.20$203.20
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

LONG TERM VISIT PASS PLUS (LTVP+) HOLDERS

  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SMEs) SCHEME (ETSS)

SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.

SKILLSFUTURE MID-CAREER ENHANCED SUBSIDY (MCES)

SkillsFuture Credit

For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit www.skillsfuture.gov.sg

How course fees are calculated

TYPECATEGORY OF INDIVIDUALS
International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
FUNDING SOURCE
 Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($1,120)($1,440)($1,440)
Nett Course Fee$1,600$480 $160$160
GST 9%
$144 $43.20* $43.20* $43.20*
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$1,744$523.20 $203.20 $203.20
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Mr CHUA Tay Jin,
Email: tjchua@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Knowledge Transfer Office,
Email: KTO-enquiry@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


Registration

  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select Qn1: Modular Programmes
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.

Schedule

Module
Skills Course Reference Number Training Period 
(Click on dates to view schedule)
Registration Status
  • Resource Scheduling For Service Industries (16 hours)
TGS-2020504621 The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.

Announcement:

  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
Sessions
FD: Full day
AM: Morning
PM: Afternoon
EVE: Evening