Singapore Institute of Retail Studies

The Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) is a Continuing Education & Training (CET) institute of Nanyang Polytechnic. Established in January 2006 as the first CET Institute in Singapore, SIRS’ excellent performance and track record has since won the conferment of the National CET Institute status, the pinnacle status for CET centres.


As a leader in retail & service training with more than 15 years of experience, SIRS has trained more than 170,000 retail professionals and job seekers. With a proven track record, SIRS has become a trusted partner and educator for many companies. We are an enabler and aggregator of solutions that help enterprises improve business performance through training, consultancy, applied research, study missions and placement services - all at one stop.

We count among our clientele a wide range of enterprises, comprising both MNCs and SMEs. Some of our long time partners include Aldo, Amore Pacific, AsiaMalls, BHG, CapitaLand, Changi Airport Group, Charles and Keith, Club 21, Courts, Dairy Farm Singapore, Eu Yan Sang, Full House Home Furnishing, H&M, Koufu, L'Oreal, Pet Lovers Centre, Robinsons, Starhub, Sentosa Development Corporation, Sephora, Shangri La Group, Shell, Sheng Siong, Shilla, Singapore Petroleum Company, Singtel, Sony Electronics Singapore, Takashimaya and many more.


Located conveniently at the Lifelong Learning Institute next to Paya Lebar MRT, our campus is equipped with training labs, simulated rooms, and well-furnished classrooms to provide you with practical training in a conducive learning environment. Training may also be conducted at the client’s premises or any well-appointed facilities.


Since April 2016, SIRS was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore as the Anchor Provider for the Retail Industry. SIRS is also the Programme Manager for various national programmes, including the Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs), Work-Study Programmes, Work-Study Certificate (Bootcamp for Digital Marketing & Branding), Redeployment PCP and the SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme.

SIRS provides a quality, market-driven and comprehensive spectrum of Retail programmes and solutions to support and prepare both enterprises and the workforce for the evolving challenges in the marketplace. These programmes include the Workforce Skills Qualifications suite, Executive Programmes, Masterclasses, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences. SIRS also aligns its solutions to the Retail Sectoral Manpower Plan and the Retail Industry Transformation Map to best aid companies in their drive to grow via innovation and internationalisation, improve productivity with technology, and build a future-ready and productive workforce.

To best support our learners and corporate clients, SIRS’ Career Services Centre provides complimentary career advisory and placement services to assist job-seeking participants in gaining employment in the industry, and simultaneously support retailers’ recruitment needs.

Enterprise-Centric Solutions @ SIRS

We help companies succeed in people development and business excellence. Our retail consultants, who come with great depth of trade expertise, collaborate with clients to bring about highly-tailored solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities for the dynamic retail industry.

Contact Us

 Telephone  Phone: +65 6222 7477 
 Whatsapp: +65 9223 2979
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 Address  11 Eunos Road 8, Lifelong Learning Institute, #08-02/03 (via Lift Lobby A), Singapore 408601
 Operating Hours  Monday to Thursday: 08:30am - 06:00pm 
 Friday: 08:30am - 05:30pm
 Weekend and Public Holidays: Closed