No rules in place for such courses: Case

SINGAPORE - It is an industry worth millions of dollars, with the Government promoting skills upgrading and lifelong learning. However, there is currently no legislation in place for training courses in wedding planning, according to the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case).

Its executive director, Mr Seah Seng Choon, said that not everyone who organises such courses is qualified.

He advised people interested in becoming a wedding planner to attend courses accredited by reputable agencies or government bodies and to make sure that they have refund and cancellation terms in case classes are cancelled or postponed.

Case has seen a drop in the number of complaints about such courses, with 49 cases filed and assisted in 2010 and 33 last year. From January to March this year, Case received five complaints.

The Small Claims Tribunal at the Subordinate Courts has also seen a drop in the number of cases filed against general educational service providers, from 138 in 2010 to 36 in 2012.

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