WSQ Source for Supplies and Production for Textile and Fashion Industry

­­Strategic sourcing enhances efficiency and value, ultimately impacting the profitability of any organization. In this essential course, you’ll learn how to develop and implement a sourcing strategy. Conducted in multifaceted approach, you will acquire key skills such as sourcing tactics for various materials, supplier selection, vendor management, negotiation, effective communication and comprehension of import/export regulation and agreement between countries.


  • Identify sources of supplies in local and overseas market
  • Carry out sourcing of supplies through the appropriate means
  • Evaluate factory (fabric mill and garment factory), products and services against required quality standards and established code of conduct
  • Learn how to negotiate effectively, arrange and document
  • Complete sourcing operations

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 5 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basic OR
  • Pass Entrance Test

English Language Requirement –

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450

ALL students are required to have basic computing skills i.e. turn on the laptop, use the mouse, drag and drop files, use online search engine for research; and be a competent user of Microsoft Office.

Graduation Requirements

Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.

Certificate Issuance

Upon succcessful completion of the course, trainee will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Who Should Attend

  • Assistant Merchandisers and Merchandisers
  • Marketing Executives and Managers
  • Product Development Executives
  • Sourcing Executives and Managers
  • Assistant Designers and Designers
  • Assistant and Assistant Buyers
  • Assistant Quality Coordinators

Key Learning Areas

  • Overview of the Global Apparel and Textile Industry
  • Fundamentals of Sourcing
  • Sourcing Strategies and Tactics
  • Macro and Micro Vendor Evaluation
  • Code of Conduct and Compliance Issues
  • Internet Sourcing
  • Negotiation Tactics
  • Quota and Tariff Identification
  • ELC and Freight Computation

Course Duration

E-Learning Hours 12 hours
Training Hours 12 hours
Assessment Hours 2 hours
Total Hours 26 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 930.00 S$ 930.00 S$ 930.00 S$ 930.00 S$ 930.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 651.00) (S$ 651.00) (S$ 651.00) (S$ 651.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 279.00 S$ 279.00 S$ 279.00 S$ 279.00 S$ 930.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 19.53 S$ 19.53 S$ 19.53 S$ 19.53 S$ 65.10
Course Fee including GST S$ 298.53 S$ 298.53 S$ 298.53 S$ 298.53 S$ 995.10
Less: WTS (S$ 232.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 186.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 66.03 S$ 112.53 S$ 298.53 S$ 298.53 # S$ 995.10

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
Course fee after SSG grant x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable