WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health (Level C)

ABOUT THIS COURSE  |   ASSUMED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE  |   FUNDING INCENTIVES  |
 

COURSE OUTLINE  |  MODE OF ASSESSMENT  |   CERTIFICATION   |   APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

What is this course about?

 

This course aims to train personnel to be competent Workplace, Safety and Health (WSH) Officers under the WSH Qualifications framework. The competency-based course covers comprehensively the planning, implementation, control and auditing of WSH systems.
 

This qualification is one of the pre-requisites to be registered as a WSH Officer under the Workplace Safety and Health Act.
 


 

Suitable for


Personnel who are engaged in WSH job functions.

 


 

 

Minimum entry requirements

 

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

 

Track 1
• A recognised1 Technology/Science-related diploma  / Engineering degree; AND
• At least 2 years of WSH relevant working experience
 
OR

Track 2
• Possess ES Workplace Literacy (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) Level  6 or GCE “O” Level English grade C6; AND
• Possess ES Workplace Numeracy Level  6 or GCE “O” Level Maths grade C6, or Mathematics bridging course2; AND
• Possess GCE “O” Level Science (Physics) grade C6, or Physics bridging course2; AND
• Possess WSH skills and knowledge equivalent to that of Advanced Certificate in WSH; AND
• At least 2 years of post-qualification3 working experience as WSH Supervisor, Coordinator or similar occupational role

OR

Track 3 (New Track - with effect from 28 August 2016)
• Possess ES Workplace Literacy (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) Level  6 or GCE “O” Level English grade C6; AND
• Possess ES Workplace Numeracy Level  6 or GCE “O” Level Maths grade C6, or Mathematics bridging course2; AND
• Possess GCE “O” Level Science (Physics) grade C6, or Physics bridging course2; AND
• Possess WSH skills and knowledge equivalent to that of Advanced Certificate in WSH; AND
At least 5 years of WSH-related working experience, 2 years of which should be recent working experience, for example as a WSH Supervisor / Coordinator

Notes:
1. 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)
2. Maths and Physics bridging courses refer to new bridging courses.
3. “Post-qualification working experience” refers to 2 years of work experience after completing ACWSH or equivalent
 
To be eligible for the course, applicants must be able to provide the above documents for verification.


  

Course Outline

1.   Establish WSH Policy and Advise on WSH Legal Compliance Issues
2.   Identify WSH Hazards and Assess WSH Risks
3.   Recommend WSH Control Measures
4.   Manage WSH Risks
5.   Develop a WSH Culture 
6.   Design and Implement Behavioural Safety Programme
7.   Establish and Review Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan
8.   Establish and Manage WSH Incident Investigation and Analysis Process
9.   Establish  Measurement and Monitoring of WSH Performance
10. Manage Internal WSH Management System Audit
11. Lead Workplace communication and Engagement
12. Compose Technical Report
13. Plan, Prepare and Deliver Presentations
14. Establish Environmental Management System
15. Develop a WSH Management System
16. Manage WSH in Construction Industry

Participants are required to undertake continuous assessments (written and practical), assignments and end-of-course written test (closed-book).


 
Mode of Assessment 

 

Continuous assessments (written and practical), assignments and end-of-course written test (closed-book).

 



Funding Incentive

 

Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Funding


Eligibility Criteria:
- Singaporean or Permanent Residents (Company or Self Sponsored)
- Sponsoring companies must be registered or incorporated in Singapore and must fully sponsored the course fee
- Achieve at least 75% attendance
- Complete and pass all required assessments
- 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 portion of the course fee ($3,718.40 +7% GST)
 

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
 
SkillsFuture 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.

This is applicable to courses commencing on and after 1st October 2015.

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

 

UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme)

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: http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg


 

Certification

 

Participants will be awarded the WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health if they fulfil the 75% attendance rate as well as pass all assessments required by the course.

 


 

 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 of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or “Employment”/ “S” Pass for foreign applicants
2. Copies of your academic certificate/result slip/ transcript (GCE ‘O’ Certificate, Diploma, Degree, WPLN SOA, Certificates in bridging course)
3. Copies of certificates of training in WSH or other related areas attended
4. Letter from current employer with designation, job description and duration of employment
5. Completed CV including current and all past jobs with designation, name of employer, duration of employment and job description

Note: Applications without ALL 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.

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


 

Enquiries

 

General Administration PACE
Email: [email protected]

Address:  Singapore Polytechnic
PACE
500 Dover Road
Block T1A, Level 1, Room T1A12
Singapore 139651


Office Hours:
8.30am – 5.30pm (Mon - Fri)

 

Counter Service:
8.30am – 8.30pm (Mon - Fri)
8.30am –12.30 pm (Sat)


The Office is closed on Sunday and Public Holiday.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

 

Date of Course:
02 November 2016 to 19 January 2018

Registration Closing Date:
02 October 2016 

Please note that online registration closes once the class reaches the maximum no. of applications.

COURSE DETAILS


Schedule:

- Wednesday & Friday Evening (Occasional Tuesday/Thursday)

 

Time: 6.00pm to 10.00pm

 

Duration: 328 Hours

 

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

 

COURSE FEE

 

Course Fee: $5,312.00
(Inclusive of GST: $5,683.84)


WDA Funding*: $3,718.40


Nett Course Fee after WDA Funding (Inclusive of GST): $1593.60 + $111.53 = $1,705.13
 
Nett Course Fee after Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (inclusive of GST):
$531.20 + $111.53 = $642.73
 


Please see Funding Incentives for more information


Payment is NOT required at point of application.  Fee is only payable upon acceptance into the course.

 

HOW TO APPLY


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 to make payment (NETS or cheque)

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions