The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. The CPE is supported by a team of dedicated staff from SSG to regulate the sector, provide student services, consumer education and facilitate capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.
The Enhanced Registration Framework sets the minimum standards that all Private Education Institutions (PEIs) must meet through the mandatory registration requirements.
The EduTrust Certification Scheme is a quality assurance scheme administered by CPE for PEIs in Singapore. It aims to distinguish private schools that are able to consistently maintain a high standard of quality in the overall provision of education services and make continual improvements that lead to positive student outcomes.
PSB Academy is among the first few PEIs to be awarded the EduTrust Certification on 20th May 2010 and has successfully renewed for two consecutive 4-year terms till 13th May 2022.
For more details, please refer to CPE’s website at ssg.gov.sg
Under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), PSB Academy ensures that fees paid by students to the Academy are insured by a CPE-appointed service provider. This arrangement serves to protect the students’ fees in the event a PEI is unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. Furthermore, the FPS protects the student if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts.
The FPS is required for all local and international students taking courses in EduTrust-certified PEIs, and applies to all courses of more than one month or 50 hours. FPS insurance premiums are paid by PSB Academy, unless otherwise stated in the Student Contract as payable separately by the student.
For more information on FPS, please visit ssg.gov.sg
PSB Academy has a medical insurance scheme in place for all full-time students (in courses more than one month or 50 hours). The group hospital & surgical (H&S) insurance plan reimburses hospitalised students for expenses incurred in government/restructured hospitals, at an annual limit of up to S$20,000 per year. This coverage includes hospitalizations arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. This helps to alleviate the financial burden on the insured student. Hospital & surgical insurance premiums are paid by PSB Academy.
H&S Insurance Process
Full-time students may apply for outpatient insurance. The one-year insurance will be renewable every year, and provides you with an annual limit of S$500, including up to S$100 per visit for Accident & Emergency (A&E) claims. New international students will automatically be registered for this insurance in their first year of studies. Insured students can access the panel list of clinics through this link (https://www.aillance-axa.com.sg/) To make a claim, insured students can download the claim form below and submit the completed form to Student Affairs. Please refer to the information kit below for an overview on outpatient insurance, contact personnel and FAQ.