WSQ Graduate Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (Level D)


What is this course about?

This course aims to train personnel to be competent Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Auditor under the WSH Qualifications framework.

The competency-based course covers topics like WSH management system, legal requirements, audit programme, culture assessment, apply risks assessment methodologies.


Suitable for

Personnel who are engaged in WSH job functions and are likely to be in a professional auditing and advisory role or current WSH officers who aspire to become WSH Auditors.


Minimum entry requirements

 Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Track 1
• A recognised WSH degree qualification for WSHO registration with MOM (refer to Note.1) ;   AND
• At least 2 years of post WSH qualification working experience as a WSH officer or similar occupational role (refer to Note.3)


 Track 2
• Technology/Science-related / Engineering diploma/degree (refer to Note.2) ;  AND
• WSQ Specialist Diploma in WSH qualification (Level C);  AND
• At least 2 years of post WSH qualification working experience as a WSH officer or similar occupational role (refer to Note.3)


Track 3
• GCE “O” Level English & Mathematics grade B4 or ES Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Level  7;  AND
• WSQ Specialist Diploma in WSH qualification (Level C);  AND
• At least 2 years of post WSH qualification working experience as a WSH officer or similar occupational role (refer to Note.3)

1. A recognised WSH degree for WSHO registration with MOM includes:

• Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Degree conferred by the University of Newcastle Australia
• Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety) conferred by the Curtin University of Technology (Australia) – Singapore Campus
• Bachelor of Science in Human Factor in Safety conferred by the SIM University (UniSIM)
• Master of Science in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology conferred by National University of Singapore

2. Recognised Engineering degree refers to any qualification listed in the Professional Engineers (Approved Qualification) Notification. / All Technology/Science-related diplomas from local polytechnics (Singapore Poly, Ngee Ann Poly, Nanyang Poly, Republic Poly, Temasek Poly)

3. “Post-qualification working experience” refers to 2 years of work experience after awarded SDWSH or equivalent

Course Outline

1. Conduct WSH Management System Audit
2. Advise on WSH Legal Requirements and Good Practices
3. Manage WSH Audit Programme
4. Recommend Continual Improvement to WSH Management System
5. Apply Risks Assessment Methodologies in WSH Process
6. Conduct a WSH Culture Assessment

One elective which will be offered to participants (subject to changes):
- Apply WSH Operational Excellence

Note: Participants are required to undertake continuous assessments, assignments and written test.

Mode of Assessment


Continuous assessments and project.



Funding Incentive

1. WDA Funding

Eligibility Criteria:
a) Singaporean or Permanent Residents (Company or Self Sponsored)
b) Sponsoring companies must be registered and/or incorporated in Singapore and must fully sponsor the course fee
c) Participants must:
i.  achieve at least 75% attendance
ii.  Complete and certified competent through all required assessments
iii. Complete post-training surveys conducted between 3-6 months after course end

Participants who have been granted the WDA funding but fail to meet the above requirements would be liable for the subsidised course fee.

2. Enhanced Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme
With effect from 1 July 2013, if you are a Singapore citizen aged 35 years or over, have a monthly income of not more than $1,900, you can enjoy 95% subsidy of your course fee for a wider range of courses covering all Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses, Academic Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), as well as Certifiable Skills Training courses accredited or supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). You may also be eligible for a training allowance* if you sign up for any WTS qualifying courses on your own without the support of your employer and successfully complete it. In addition, you may receive cash awards* for completing training.

For more information, please visit or or contact the WTS Hotline at 1800-5368-333.

* Terms and conditions apply.  

3. Skills Future Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy

With effect from 1st October 2015, Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy scheme.
Eligibility Criteria:
- Singaporean aged 40 years and above at the point of enrolment
- Achieve at least 75% attendance in the course
- Complete and pass all required assessments
- Complete post-training surveys conducted between 3-6 months after course end
For more information, please visit

4. Absentee Payroll Funding

Companies can claim absentee payroll funding when they sponsor their employees for the academic CET programmes.
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5. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

For more information please refer to Programmes & Initiatives.


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:







This course is accredited under the WSQ Graduate Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health, for Continuing Professional Development Programme. Participants will gain 180 SDU points upon completion of the course. Course participants must complete this course with at least 75% attendance rate per module.

Additional Notes

Please ensure you have the following documents with you during online application as documents are to be uploaded to complete the application:

1. Photocopy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or “Employment”/ “S” Pass for foreign applicants

2. Copies of your academic certificate/result slip/ transcript (GEC ‘N’,‘O’ Certificate, Diploma, Degree, WPLN SOA)

3. Copies of certificates of training in WSH or other related areas attended

4. Letter from current employer with designation, duration of employment and job description relating to WSH

5. Completed CV including current and all past jobs with designation, name of employer, duration of employment and job description

6. Workplace Safety and Health Officer certification

IMPORTANT: Your supporting documents must be received by application end date. Applications without any of the above required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected.

Singapore Polytechnic regrets that we will not be able to inform individual applicants of the incomplete documentation nor disclose the reasons for selection/non-selection of applicants.

Note: PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.


General Administration PACE

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WSQ Courses Enquiries

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Office Hours:

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Thur)

8.30am - 5.30pm (Fri)

Counter Service:

8.30am - 8.30pm (Mon - Fri)

8.30am - 12.30pm (Sat)

The Office is closed on Sun and Public Holiday.


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Intake 6

Date of Course:

Start Date: 07 November 2016

End Date: TBC

Expiry Date: TBC

Registration Closing Date:
23 October 2016

Kindly take note that your registration will be placed under "Waitlist". Please proceed to click on "Waitlist" button for registration.

The online registration will be closed once the maximum number has reached.




Duration: 180 hours

Days: Mon, Wed & Fri

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic




Full Course Fee:
$3,960.00 (excl. GST)


1. WDA Funding (70%)


Grant Amount: $2772.00


Nett Course After Funding:



2. WTS


Grant Amount: $990.00


Nett Course Fee After Subsidy:

$198.00 + $83.16 (GST) = $281.16


3. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)


Grant Amount: $792.00


Nett Course Fee After Subsidy:



*Please see Funding Incentives for more information

Payment is only required at point of enrollment.



Please read the application procedure before proceeding to fill in the online application form.

1) Online application only.

2) Please note that supporting documents (refer to "Additional Notes")are to be uploaded during online application. 

3) The Original documents will be required for verification during the enrolment exercise.

4) Only successful applicants will be notified via email to come for enrolment and make payment (NETS or cheque)

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