CPD Programmes

The Adult Education (AE) Globetrotter - Using Skills Framework (SFw) for Glocalisation

Full Fee: S$ 3424.00 w/GST (before subsidies)

Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$684.80 | Others: S$3424.00 w/GST

AEN Member

William Thien (Mr)
Cynthia Lau (Ms)
Anderson Tan (Mr)


21 hours


*This programme is exclusively for AEN members only 


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.


What to bring


• Bring an open mind and a desire to learn


What is this programme about


Is Singapore’s TAE market limiting and restricting you?

Thinking of expanding your TAE skillsets beyond the conventional learning design and delivery to include contextualizing Singapore’s Skills Frameworks (SFw) for adoption in foreign country TAE markets and open up new market opportunities for yourself in the process?

Even better, how about getting paid upon successful completion of this programme, and potentially securing assignment & project opportunities right after programme completion? 

This programme is the first of its kind where learners can equip themselves with the foundations of Singapore’s SFw and ultilize it for market entry into global TAE markets, through a hybrid delivery mode comprising facilitated online learning plus a project-based applied practice experience under the guidance of an experienced Mentor. Learners can look forward to being compensated upon completion of the progamme if performance requirements are met. 


Programme Structure Overview


What does it cover?

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and intent of the Skills Framework (SFw), identifying the ways in which it can benefit learning designers
  • Describe how the various components of the SFw are used in the design of learning programmes and activities
  • Apply the SFw content and guidelines in designing learning programmes and activities, such as:
    • Determining the skill and performance requirements for a job role
    • Developing a simple curriculum outline
    • Performing competency mapping tasks
    • Developing learning outcomes which are aligned with performance requirements
  • Identify and resolve misapplications of the purpose and usage of SFw in the process of learning design
  • Describe the rationales for internationalisation
  • Apply Business Acumen for TAE internationalization
  • Utilise the macro business environment tool PESTLE to analyse disruptors and influencers
  • Utilise the Skills Framework as a Market Entry Strategy


Who is it suitable for?


This programme is for professionals in:

  • Adult Education: Individuals with job functions in the activities of learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance.
  • Learning Management: Individuals involved in job functions in the management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development

Participants should also note the following pre-requisites for this course:

  • You are ACTA/ACLP certified
  • You are not an existing Adult Education Professional


Fees & funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Others

Total programme fee




The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST and subject to changes. 

AEN member rates are only applicable for Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents. Foreigners will not be entitled for AEN members rates regardless if he/she is an AEN member. To register for AEN membership, please click here.


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment  has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.  

Additional funding available, if applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes’ fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.


Request for rescheduling must be submitted to IAL 2 weeks before the commencement of programme. Reschedule requests that come mid-way through training has to be supported by valid reasons; substantiated by references as evidence; such as a doctor’s note; or a hospitalization chit. 

Please submit your request to reschedule your course at MyIAL. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$53.50 (with GST) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered.


Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$53.50 (inclusive of GST) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

Corporate run

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.


About the speaker

William Thien (Mr)

Principal Consultant | EON Consulting & Training Pte Ltd

William Thien (Mr) specialises in HR Performance Management, Process Improvement, and Workplace Learning

William Thien has worked in the Shipbuilding, Engineering and the Hotel industries. He is a pre-qualified consultant with SPRING Singapore. His consulting services include strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, performance management and appraisal system, learning and development, talent and career management, employee handbook development.

William is a key author for “The Hands On Guide-HR Manager, Singapore” by CCH Asia Pte Ltd since 1999. He also co-authored the Singapore chapters of “Employment Law Asia.” He has been an editorial advisor of the People Strategies.


William holds a Bachelor of Science (Econs) (Hons) in Management Studies, a Master of Arts in Instructional Design & Technology, and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a certified Practicing Management Consultant, certified Productivity Consultant and Specialist Adult Educator.

Cynthia Lau (Ms)

Principal Learning Facilitator and Designer | Fastrek Learning Pte Ltd

Cynthia Lau (Ms) is an energetic and enthusiastic facilitator who thrives on creating engaging, inspiring and practical learning experiences. Her key focus is to enable individuals and organisations to achieve sustainable results and performance from learning. Since 1997, Cynthia has designed and developed various training programmes for business and sales processes, leadership and team development, and innovation and change management. She is currently an adjunct adult educator with the Institute of Adult Learning, (IAL) Singapore.

Cynthia’s more notable achievements include designing and delivering capacity building and reform programmes for public service in emerging economies such as Laos, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Besides this, her international experience also covers training participants in Australia, Africa, India and the Dutch Caribbean. Some of Cynthia’s past clients in Singapore include AVNet EM, Becton Dickinson BD Medical, Economic Development Board, Defence Science and Technology Agency, National Computer Systems, Singapore Police Force, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Symrise Asia Pacific, Vopak Singapore and Zuellig Pharmaceuticals.

In the last few years, Cynthia was involved in developing modules for the WSQ Advanced Certificate for Learning and Performances (ACLP) and the WSQ Diploma in Design and Development of Learning for Performance programmes(DDDLP). In addition, she has also developed the curriculum for a Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Citizen Journos.

Cynthia holds a Masters in Education (Training & Development) from the University of Sheffield and a B.Soc Sc (Hons) in Sociology from the National University of Singapore. She also possesses a Certificate IV in Training and Development (Australia), Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE). As a career guidance professional, she holds an Advanced Certificate in Career Facilitation and completed the Certificate in Hope Action Theory. 

She has been a Special Adult Educator (SAE) under the Adult Educator Professionalisation scheme since 2015.

Anderson Tan (Mr)

Honorary Executive Director | XPrienz Pte Ltd

Anderson Tan (Mr) is a Practising Management Consultant (PMC) equipped with a Master in Lifelong Learning, Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education and Master in Engineering. Having managed several then-WDA Approved Training Organisations, Anderson is knowledgeable in adult learning frameworks and is effective in analysing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating learning, employability and HRD solutions in organisations and with individuals.

Anderson’s expertise is in the area of Business-Training Consulting. This includes the development of Enterprise-wide Training Plans, organisation accreditation for WDA Approved Training Organisation, Curriculum Development (OJT and WSQ), as well as the revamping of their Human Resources Development (Strategic) system.

Anderson has also developed innovative IT systems to support personal branding, learning, and training management. He also has extensive and deep experience in bringing ATOs into the international markets through a novel investment structure and vehicle.