Foundation Certificate in Real Estate Management & Maintenance

1. Course Objectives
The Foundation Certificate in Real Estate Management and Maintenance provides integrated social-administrative-technical skills and will cover basic knowledge in the core areas of Real Estate and Building Maintenance, Communications, Service Culture and Work Ethics& Information Technology.

It has been designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide formalised certifiable training to upskill and enhance employability of the REMM workforce
  • Facilitate extension of technical/non-technical skills to multi-task in the REMM industry
  • Serve as an entry level/bridging course for those seeking to enter/cross over to the industry

Graduates from the course can assume roles as a Property Assistant providing administrative/technical support to Property Managers in commercial and residential buildings.

2. Course Structure

M1: Introduction to Buildings & Building Maintenance

  • Building Life Cycle and Parties Involved
  • Introduction to Building Materials & Technology
  • Introduction to Building Maintenance
  • Building Defects & Repair
  • Custodial Checking & Using a Checklist
  • Workplace Health & Safety in Maintenance Work

M2: Communication, Service Culture and Work Ethics

  • Grooming, Deportment and Etiquette
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Customer Service & Service Culture
  • Writing Skills & Common Business Correspondences
  • Support Skills in Meetings
  • Work Ethics & Work Life Quality

M3: IT in the RE Mgt & Maintenance Industry (Basic)

  • Introduction to IT in REMMI
  • Info Comm Technology (ICT) in Business
  • Word Processing, Spreadsheet & Presentations
  • Internet Application

The course may be taken on a modular basis to suit individual learner's flexibility; the course must be completed however within a time limit of two years from the start of the first module.

Please click here for a list of course lecturers.

3. Entry Requirements

3.1 Applicants are expected to have 'O' Levels (Credits in English and Mathematics). Applicants holding 'N' Levels/NITEC/NTC/ITE/CITI Certificates with ESS Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 may also be eligible upon passing a written English test administered by RECC.

3.2 Applicants not meeting the above qualifications may be required to take bridging courses

3.3 Applicants with approved higher-level qualifications working in the industry or associated industries may be exempted in the relevant modules

4. Progression to Certificate in Real Estate Management & Maintenance

Graduates may progress to the Certificate in Real Estate Management & Maintenance and beyond is available via the SRP-REMMI Lifelong Learning Roadmap.

5. Course Duration

126 hours

6. Course Fees & Funding Support

$3,591 nett

Funding support is available, please contact us to find out more details.

7. Course Schedule & Other Enquiries

The 9th intake of the Foundation Certificate in Real Estate Management & Maintenance will be conducted on a full-time basis from 5 Mar - 29 Mar 2018. For further details, please call 65634176 or e-mail:


3. Course Accreditation
Several UK and Australian Universities have validated the course for exemptions and articulation into their built environment degree programmes.