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Class 1 Boiler Attendant Course

Topic:Maritime, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    19 Feb 2024 to 23 Feb 2024
  • Registration Period:

    23 Jan 2024 to 07 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    08:00 AM to 08:00 AM,
    Monday - Friday Classes Lessons: 8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday - Thursday) Assessment: 8.30am to 12.30pm (Friday)
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:


This programme consists of 2 parts:
1. Training course with examination and 
2. Certificate of Competency (recognised by the Ministry of Manpower)

Lesson Breakdown for Course Dates with,

Saturday Classes Only - Total of 24hrs to be conducted online via MS Teams + Total of 12hrs practical/assessmentin SP (Official schedule will be given when class is confirmed)

*Assessment will be held on the last day from 8.30am - 12.30pm

Monday - Friday Classes - Full day lesson from 8.30am - 5.30pm (Monday - Thursday) & Assessment from 8.30am - 12.30pm (Friday)


Course Objective

Through the training course, participants will learn the safety aspects of boiler operation, the correct operational practices in all kinds of boiler operation and their maintenance. Participants will subsequently sit through an examination at the end of the course if they meet the minimum entry requirements for examination.

Upon passing the examination, participants will be eligible to apply and obtain a Class 1 Boiler Attendant Certificate of Competency which is recognised by the Ministry of Manpower.

Course Outline

The training course content is aimed at holders of the Class 2 Boiler Attendants in further escalating their knowledge base and safety awareness. 

1. Review various boiler designs, principles of steam generation plant and feed water loop.
2. Boiler mountings.
3. Boiler water chemistry.
4. Boiler combustion and automation.
5. Boiler safe operation and control.
6. Boiler inspection, testing and WSH Legislation.
7. Boiler inspections and causes of likely damages to be found during the inspection.
8. Demonstration and hands-on practical in Boiler House and Simulator.
9. Examination comprising of 4 tests: MCQ test, Simulator test, Oral test and Practical tests.

Should you wish to take only the examination without going through the training course, please click here to register.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements for training course:
1. The applicant must be at least 21 years old and able to communicate and understand Basic English language.
2. Complete a MOM declaration form on the day of examination. Please click here to download the declaration form. Please upload the completed form during the online registration prior to the training course and bring the original completed form on the day of the training course

Minimum Entry Requirements for examination:
1. The applicant must have at least 18 months of experience as a boiler attendant in charge of steam boiler after obtaining the Class 2 Boiler Attendant Certificate of Competency
2. Share with SP a copy of the Class 2 Boiler attendant Certificate of Competency
3. Complete a MOM declaration form on the day of examination. Please click here to download the declaration form.

Certification / Accreditation


• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Upon successful completion of the examinations at SP, the candidate may apply for Certificate of Competency via this link | SP004

Suitable for

Technical personnel who have operated steam plants and wishing to obtain the Class 1 Boiler Attendant Certificate of Competency.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of prevailing GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $724.50 $19.32 $99.82
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $563.50 $19.32 $260.82
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $563.50 $19.32 $260.82
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $724.50 $19.32 $99.82
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $64.40 $869.40

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

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

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