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Electric Vehicle Technologies and Safety

Topic:Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    10 Jan 2023 to 13 Jan 2023
  • Registration Period:

    10 Oct 2022 to 05 Dec 2022
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    28 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is a new run.

Course Objective

Under Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore has set out our vision to achieve 100% cleaner-energy vehicles by 2040. To prepare the workforce's transition to Electric Vehicle use, LTA has launched a National Electric Vehicle (EV) Specialist Safety (NESS) certification in partnership with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). SP is proud to be one of the training providers appointed to equip technicians with the skills and knowledge to safely conduct electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle servicing in a high-voltage environment.

This industry-recognised course covers Electric Vehicle (EV) technologies, electrical principles, high voltage safety handling and awareness, as well as EV / HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) architecture design. It also covers motors and controllers, EV battery and battery management system, EV charging standards and modes, and EV maintenance. There will be a visit to workshop to explore EV / HEV systems and learn on high voltage safety.

The objective of the course is to equip the participants with knowledge and skills in the EV and HEV industries with baseline competencies on high voltage awareness and safety to perform basic maintenance and repair tasks for EVs.

Course Outline

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to: 
- Identify EVs and give examples of current EVs in the market
- Describe basic principles of electricity such as AC/DC, conductor and insulator, electrical quantities and units, Ohm’s law and power dissipation, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current law, resistor and capacitor
- Explain high voltage safety handling, such as using appropriate tools and equipment, isolation and safe charging procedures 
- Describe the effects of AC/DC on humans and identify voltage wiring and components
- Identify main differences between Hybrid EV and EV and explain their architecture design
- Identify and describe different charging standards, charging modes and charging types (AC/DC), voltage and speeds
- Perform isolation procedure before carrying out maintenance works on an EV
- Identify vehicle repair and maintenance requirements not related to high voltage components
- Identify the different battery types found in EVs and describe the construction and function of battery modules
- Explain basic evaluation of EV batteries and how to store and transport EV batteries
- Demonstrate how EV/HEV maintenance and EV charging are performed
- Understand future mobility of EV: Autonomous Vehicle

Topics to be covered

1. Electrical principles
2. Introduction of EVs and EV/HEV Architecture Design
3. Introduction to Battery Management
4. Introduction to high voltage system and components
5. High voltage safety handling and awareness
6. Understanding charging standards and modes
7. EV/HEV maintenance (on non-electrical components)
8. Future Mobility of EV: Autonomous Vehicle
9. EV/HEV workshop visit and EV charging demo

Minimum Requirements

GCE N level or equivalent.

Certification / Accreditation

Participants who attained at least 75% attendance and successfully completed the required assessments will be awarded 4 Statements of Attainment (SOA) and 1 National EV Specialist Safety (NESS) certificate

Suitable for

Technician / Maintenance Engineer / Mechanics and potential candidates in EV and HEV industries

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,510.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $1,359.00 $36.24 $187.24
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $1,057.00 $36.24 $489.24
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $1,057.00 $36.24 $489.24
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $1,359.00 $36.24 $187.24
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $120.80 $1,630.80

*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.

¹ Under 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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