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Learning improves not just employment opportunities but the sense of possibility and empowerment. It educates people to take better care of themselves, to be more resilient and to find meaning in life.
The Hua Mei Training Academy (HMTA) is a dedicated provider of training in community-based eldercare, supporting the urgent need for capacity building in that service sector. In addition to professional courses, we offer education and training to the general public to empower optimising the benefits of longevity and support ageing in place.
HMTA channels the knowledge and skills acquired by the Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing and the International longevity Centre – Singapore to the wider community and other eldercare professionals to impact change and engender age-friendly values and practices.
HMTA’s training portfolio includes certification programmes, workshops and talks on ageing and aged care, health promotion and management, as well as dementia care. We conduct training for the eldercare industry at entry and professional levels. We also train seniors, volunteers and family caregivers and hold talks for the general public, commercial clients and special interest groups such as pre-retirees.
Our trainers are professionally qualified and experienced health practitioners and educators. Drawing on their fieldwork, they use practical, real life scenarios and cases.
In 2008, HMTA was appointed as the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre for the Community and Social Service (Senior Services) Sub-Sector by the then Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), which has since re-launched as SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).The CET agenda is to raise the standards and competencies of the sector through a structured competency-based training roadmap.
HMTA was registered by the Council for Private Education under the Enhanced Registration Framework in 2011 and received a six-year licence for its operations. The regulatory body, now renamed the Committee for Private Education, awarded HMTA another six-year licence in 2017.
HMTA adopts a 'practitioner-to-practitioner' approach to equip entry- and advanced- level eldercare professionals with the necessary skills to provide effective person-centred care.
Talks and workshops for the public are to raise awareness of issues in ageing, and to impart knowledge on building health and social relationships into the later years.
The Academy has built a wide portfolio of training programmes for professionals, volunteers, families and individuals seeking to provide care to older persons and to engage in ageing successfully.
HMTA is a licensed training provider under the Council of Private Education.