Preparatory Course for COC Class 1 Deck Officer (Orals and Shiphandling)



What is this course about?

The aim of the course is to prepare the candidate for COC Class 1 Simulator and Orals examination.

Suitable for

Candidates who had accumulated the required sea time for COC Class 1 Orals and Ship handling simulation examinations after obtaining their COC Class 2 Certificate and require proper guidance and a refresh approach when sitting for their examination.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

To prepare and provide guidance to candidates to become “thinking Master”. Candidates are to demonstrate their skills and ability to attain higher management skills so as to guide them during routine and critical decision making. As the company's representative on board, a Master should command the vessel in accordance with national and international rules and regulations and with company's policies and procedures.

Funding Incentives

Skills Development Fund (SDF)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture

Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for

course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing

course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants.  Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 30 days before the course commencement date.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email [email protected] Website:

Course Outline

Module 1 -Ship Handling Simulator.
Module 2 -Oral Assessment support.


Mode of Assessment



Certificate of Attendance will be issued ONLY if the course participant has achieved at least 75% attendance.


Application Procedure

A - Online Registration
 [1] Fill up the electronic form.  For international student, please ensure your Name, date of birth, gender and nationality are key in correctly as appear in your travel document to facilitate visa/student pass application.
 [2] Once completed, click on the Submit button
 [3] You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration
 [4] Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.

B - International Student
 Students should be prepared to stay in Singapore for at least 3 months.

C - Visa / Student Pass Application for International Student
Singapore Polytechnic will be applying the student pass for you via Student Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system administered by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). For candidates from countries which require a visa to enter Singapore (details can be found at the ICA web site at, we will also be applying the visa cum student pass for you via the SOLAR system.

Singapore Polytechnic does not sponsor family member. Please refer to ICA website for application procedure.
Please note that your enrolment to the course is conditional upon ICA approving your application for an entry visa AND student pass.
All completion of formalities is strictly by appointment only. Student is to make an e-appointment via ICA website at before going down to ICA. Please refer to the ICA website for more details:

D - Insurance
Candidates are required to carry an overseas travel and medical insurance during their stay in Singapore.

Confirmed enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis, upon full payment of the course fee. Registration does not guarantee enrolment in the course.

Participants will receive a letter of confirmation via email if the course is confirmed and the registration accepted.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

E - Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make ePayment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) Cheques should be made payable to Singapore Polytechnic. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (CET Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

F - All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

G - Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

• 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
• Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
• On or after date of commencement - No refund

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

For clarification, please email us at [email protected].



Registration Closing Date:
4 weeks before course commencement


Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.


Application Procedure


Date of course:

02 - 27 November 2015
- Registration opens on 17/9/2015

01 - 26 February 2016 
- Registration opens on 01/12/2015

04 - 29 April 2016
- Registration opens on 04/02/2016

01 - 28 June 2016
- Registration opens on 08/04/2016

01 - 26 August 2016
- Registration opens on 04/06/2016

03 - 28 October 2016
- Registration opens on 04/08/2016




Duration: 25 sessions


Days: Mondays to Saturday (TBC)


Time: 8am to 5pm (TBC)


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, T1A64 and Integrated Simulation Centre (ISC)



S$1888.55 (with GST)


Please see Funding Incentives for more information


Minimum No. to start a class : 6 Candidates.

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

[email protected]

For course specific details:
Capt. Manuhar Durgude,
Course Coordinator
[email protected]

Terms and Conditions