This is a competency-based training programme designed for human resource managers as well as for corporate internal trainers (instructors, team leaders, supervisors) who need to provide structured and effective training and assessment to their target groups. Participants will learn and experience a series of highly interactive virtual sessions, full of learning activities and practice opportunities. Indeed this preparation for an individual to become a training facilitator or a trainer within the organization.

Other interested participants may include subject matter experts wishing to acquire the skills of designing and delivering virtual training sessions for profit or as part of their work activities. It is also an opportunity to join the global consulting, learning and training community. The skills acquired here would enable some of these individuals to become training consultants and facilitators as an alternative, or future vocation.
The desire for self-employment and entrepreneurship is never more pressing than now. It is driven by the need for increased financial security, fear of redundancy or simply because of a lack of job opportunities. The changing world of work and the uncertainty of the business environment brought about by the global health crisis, have heighten the need to prepare for economic sustainability through self-reliance. The growing numbers of unemployed graduates and retrenched workers are testimony of the tough times now, and which will continue into the near future. An early acceptance of the risk of unemployment will be the first step. As the saying goes .. When the going is tough, the tough gets going.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE – 40 hours online
Module 1 - Apply adult learning principles – Creating a supportive learning environment
Module 2 - Design and develop learning activities
Module 3 - Plan and organise instructional session
Module 4 - Facilitation Techniques
Module 5 - Developing Virtual Facilitation Skills
Module 6 - Assess your learners

This programme will be beneficial for corporate training staff requiring skills to conduct training sessions including virtual training facilitation. Other individuals would include those wishing to acquire virtual training skills to capitalize on their special knowledge and expertise for additional income and self-enterprise.


PROGRAMME OUTLINE – 12 hours online
1. Before it happens
2. Understanding business
3. Getting organized
4. Finance and planning
5. Marketing, selling and servicing customers
6. Accounting and business control
7. Financial intelligence for business
8. Basic business documentation and templates

This programme is the first of a series to prepare then individual for an alternative lifestyle with self- employment and entrepreneurship. It offers the unemployed person as well as the gainfully employed one to prepare for a life outside employment, and perhaps financial success beyond a job.


The course will be facilitated by a team led by Mr. John Blake. Having taught or presented in over 20 countries delivering to more than 10,000 participants, John is making a difference at all levels of learning with his expertise and skills in language, hospitality and professional writing background. John uses creative delivery approaches, and contextualizing assessments for specific industry needs that makes a difference for the transformation of learners. He has taught and written resources in VET at Universities, conferences, schools, TAFEs, RTOs, prisons, hotels and resorts, in Australia and elsewhere.

Ms. SookLing Teh, FCMA CGMA, is an accredited Master Trainer with many years in competency-based training practices. Among the courses she has been delivering include Digital Literacy Program, Certificate in Vocational Education and Training, and Certificate IV in Training and Education Australia.

The course will be facilitated by a team led by Mr. Kenny Tay, FCCA, FCMA, who is a business and financial skills training professional for many years for industrial organizations including Philip Morris, Toshiba, Sumitomo and Western digital. Among the bank clients Kenny had worked with include all major regional banks in SE Asia such as HSBC, UOB and Bangkok Bank, FMCG businesses and government linked companies as well as professional bodies including the Asian Banking School, the ACCA and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Kenny is the Principal Training Facilitator at Finet Associates as well as the CEO of Australia New Zealand Institute. He is also the author of three books — Corporate and Business Lending, A Critical Financial Review and Financial Intelligence. He has facilitated entrepreneurial development for redundant executives during times of economic contraction and decline.



Financial intelligence is the individual’s ability to understand actions, decisions and events that link to the outcome of the business organisation. This includes the ability to recognize the financial impact or actions and value of things that occur daily at the factory, shop floor or corporate offices. This creates financial sensitivity and initiate business acumen in the process. It also facilitates financial communication among department managers and project executives who will have to control expenditure, cut wastage and increase output. Financial intelligence is not about accounting knowledge – it is being intelligent about financial numbers. Corporations now need to engage their executives more than ever, to be cost-efficient and financially conscious about their work and contribution. It is timely to empower them so that they can add value to the employer organization besides performing their work activities.
In an age of corporate expansion where business and operational activities are frequently dispersed away from the centre or headquarters, there is an increasing need for skills to manage business results and work activities independently, albeit with advice and support from the headquarters. As the ‘person-on- the- spot’, the branch manager has to respond quickly and to manage the branch budget, business opportunities, work load, and problems arising time and again. The branch manager has much responsibilities and has to work in coordination with colleagues, customers and staff to ensure successful achievement of results. In this context the branch manager is the CEO of the branch and plays the role that prepares he or she to be the future corporate CEO of a much larger organization. This is an important beginning in the journey to the top of the organization for the branch executives.
PROGRAMME OUTLINE – 24 hours online
Module 1 – The Business and its financing
Module 2 – Business profitability and corporate return on investment
Module 3 – Financial risks and asset management
Module 4 – Business costing and pricing
Module 5 – Prudent financial policies and practices
Module 6 – Financial planning and budgetary control
Module 7 – Investment evaluation and decisions
Module 8 – Capital markets and corporate finance

This programme is beneficial for corporate executives and staff without financial skills and knowledge and who have to manage financial impact of their departmental activities and decisions. It is as relevant to market investors and entrepreneurs who make commercial judgement and financial decisions.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE – 12 hours online
1. Leader of the team
2. Business and entrepreneurship
3. Managing resources
4. The Risk Manager
5. The Change Agent for improvement
6. Personal effectiveness

This short programme is a stepping stone to senior management role for the middle level executive. It begins with branch management skills for all executives in various departments, especially those having direct branch responsibilities in the financial services sector, and the retailing and distribution industries. Executives in customer services operations, sales and distribution and administration officers are the key beneficiaries of this programme which prepares them for career advancement.


Each of the courses will be facilitated by a team of subject matter experts and professional managers led by Mr. Kenny Tay, FCCA, FCMA, who is also a financial skills training facilitator who has had many years of experience in business and managerial roles for organizations. Other members of the team include professional leaders who have led teams, build