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DOES SIA accepts private diploma?

Postby lolitaa » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 1:10 am

Hi, can any SIA FA or friends of theirs help me with this. Do they accept private course which is related (Travel & tourism dip) to the travel industry.

I was about to sign up for a private diploma course i got rejected by SIA after passing all the interviews ( i even went for the medical c/up) (april recruitment), probably because they don't accept ite cert and I've only got 3 O level credits. I was heartbroken, so i thought i should go back with a private diploma, until i saw the recent recruitment emphasizing on diplomas from LOCAL POLY.

Please someone help me with this, I'm lost.

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Postby White_Belle » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:53 am

Hey lolitaa, i am in a dilemma too. As i am holding a Private diploma & also wondering will SIA consider applicants without a Local diploma. But again, don't be surprised! Things can turn out in a different way (only to few lucky ones). I've a girlfriend's friend who is working with SQ currently. She possess with an ITE cert only & she is really keen in this line. Moreover i heard she is pretty so she is given an opportunity to served with SIA.

Did you check with them what's the cause of your rejection? I don't believe it's mainly of qualification as u have gone so far or they wouldn't want to waste the time & manpower for the medical check up too.

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Postby higgledy » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 3:20 pm

hi there,

I am facing the same problem as both of you. Personally, I think it is unfair for them to reject people w/o the paper qualification. Having said that, has any1 went for the walk in interview even w/o the required certs? I actually wanted to go for the upcoming interview but am afraid that upon registration, they will not even let me in. Let me know if anyone will be going despite this problem!!

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 3:36 pm

higgledy wrote:hi there,

I am facing the same problem as both of you. Personally, I think it is unfair for them to reject people w/o the paper qualification. Having said that, has any1 went for the walk in interview even w/o the required certs? I actually wanted to go for the upcoming interview but am afraid that upon registration, they will not even let me in. Let me know if anyone will be going despite this problem!!



A flight attendant's job is quite demanding and often involves some quick thinking and decision making plus a good understanding of people and cultures and ability to retain a lot of information. Qualifications are the only indicators prospective employers have and therefore have to set certain standards. This helps them 'weed out' who they can and cannot train as the training for cabin crew is quite intense.

Since you do not have the required qualifications you are wasting your time attending the walk interview. Best thing to do is get back to the drawing board and study for the necessary certificates if you are in way serious about your intentions.


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Postby White_Belle » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 4:58 pm

higgledy wrote:hi there,

Having said that, has any1 went for the walk in interview even w/o the required certs?


I have a girl-friend who submitted her NAFA cert & she is allowed to go in for the interview.

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Postby lolitaa » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 6:29 pm

I think it depends, I tried the april interview at suntec thou. With only my ITE cert and 3 Os. Went all the way to the medical, so it is very subjective. It also depends on the luck, and work experience you have. For my case I think i'll try JAL this time and if i don't get in, get a private dip and try SIA the next time. You'll never noe. At least i know i tried, and a private dip will also help alot in the future.

But all i want to know now is, if there's anyone who knows of cabin crew or training cabin crew who got in with a private diploma?

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Postby higgledy » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:32 am

I would say that you are very lucky. I remember my roommate wanted to try its customer service agents & went for its walk in interview but turns out that she has got 5 credits but they insist minimum of 6 credits. Despite that she has other diploma, she was turned down. That's why I thought SIA would not accept overseas diploma, since they stated "diploma from a local polytechnic". I hold only 3 "O" level credits & diploma in TESOL from LTTC but guess it's not enough for SIA? But as you mentioned that you got in even with your 3 "O" levels & ITE certificate, then you must have the overall "package". Why don't you ever try calling them to find out? I've heard that people with diploma from MDIS & SIA-laselle are accepted though....DON'T GIVE UP!

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Postby Matt10 » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 5:05 pm

NAFA diplomas are the same as polytechnic diploma(read their website).

I think SIA accepts private diploma but maybe with good results or those with good modules? And one also have to show your O or N level certs during the applications. :D

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Postby lolitaa » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 9:28 pm

Hi white belle,

U said that a friend of your gf got in SIA with an ITE cert? Does she has any recommendations from someone flying in SIA, cause i heard that the cabin crew's recommendation helps alot. And when did she get in? The period she got in with an ITE cert may be a very long time ago, and that explains it all.

IF only they take in ite cert. :(

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Postby White_Belle » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:37 pm

lolitaa wrote:Hi white belle,

U said that a friend of your gf got in SIA with an ITE cert? Does she has any recommendations from someone flying in SIA, cause i heard that the cabin crew's recommendation helps alot. And when did she get in? The period she got in with an ITE cert may be a very long time ago, and that explains it all.

IF only they take in ite cert. :(


Yup but that's happening about few years back.. She actually wrote in a letter before there is any opening for recruitment. And what i heard is that, that time there is no walk in so all applicants have to apply thru email or hardcopy application. SIA called her up to attend the interview... Probably they are also looking for cabin crew urgently. That's what i heard from my friend.

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Postby lolitaa » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 1:08 pm

Im so envious of her. Does she know of any foreign language?

I so so want to go for the walk-in tmr, but i'm really paranoid since my last interview. :(

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Postby White_Belle » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 1:19 pm

i doubt she knows any other languages.. since u've have an experience in kind of interview.. it's sort of a benefit. At least u know what to answer & so on... Gd luck.. Be confident! Put away the past & look on to the future.. Update us on the outcome! :)

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Postby lolitaa » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 3:05 pm

Thanks white_belle. Thrue it was an experience, but terrible one infact. It seems like some nightmare, to me at least, because i know I'm not ACADEMICALLY qualified.

Anyway, aren't you going for the interview?

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Postby chai ching » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 3:20 pm

hey lolitaa,

i also do have the same dilema with you also. im also not that so academically qualified. im also still hesitating whether want to go down to have a try. but i know that i must be mentall prepare for it. so are you or will you be going to give it a try also?

you say that you are not that so academically qualified. then what qualifications do you hold?


lolitaa wrote:Thanks white_belle. Thrue it was an experience, but terrible one infact. It seems like some nightmare, to me at least, because i know I'm not ACADEMICALLY qualified.

Anyway, aren't you going for the interview?
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Postby White_Belle » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 3:20 pm

lolitaa wrote:Thanks white_belle. Thrue it was an experience, but terrible one infact. It seems like some nightmare, to me at least, because i know I'm not ACADEMICALLY qualified.

Anyway, aren't you going for the interview?


Sometimes truth can really hurts.. i can understand how u feel... when u want something so eagerly & almost get it & ultimately lost it. I guess at this moment, you've got to heal up your wound before strive for your goal.

I am not prepared so will not attend this coming weekend interview.. i shall wait for the next recruitment intake.


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