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Environmental Control Officers (Specified Construction Sites)

Topic:Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 06 Dec 2023
  • Registration Period:

    28 Jul 2023 to 11 Sep 2023
  • Time:

    06:30 PM to 09:30 PM,
    6.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    SP Campus
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Registration may close for specific course runs once the class size is full. You may register your interest and we will inform you when a course run is open for registration. 

*Mode of training subjected to changes

This course aims to support NEA’s Environmental Control Officers Scheme that advocates good environmental practices within specified construction sites (SCS).

Please note the 'Notification on Changes to Environmental Control Officer (ECO) Licences' Circular (12 Nov 2019) issued by National Environment Agency (NEA).

Course Objective

This course aims to train participants who are construction site supervisors on the environmental health control work. This course is in-line with the primary aim of the Environmental Control Officers (Specified Construction Sites) [ECO {SCS)] scheme where supervisors are to take a more pro-active role to ensure that construction sites are kept free of environmental health problems.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

• Prepare and submit a Site Environmental Control Programme and Site Environmental Control Reports to the Occupier of the construction site
• Identify environmental issues and recommend measures to rectify the irregularities
• Prepare and submit a Site Environmental Control Report to the Occupier of the construction site
• Assist the authorities to investigate environmental issues
• Organise campaigns, training courses and other activities to develop and sustain the interest of workers in maintaining good environmental health standards

Topics to be covered

1. Introduction to ECO Scheme and Environmental Laws
2. Introduction to ECO (SCS) Scheme (Assignment on draft a SECP and SECR)
3. Introduction to Public Health Diseases
4. Vector Control
5. Food Safety
6. Effective Procurement of Cleaning and Pest Control Services
7. Air Pollution Control
8. Noise Pollution Control
9. Water Pollution and Earth Control
10. Waste Management in CS

Mode of Assessment

There will be a 2-hour e-Exam (100 multiple choice questions) 2 weeks after the end of the course.

Participants are required to meet the 75% attendance requirement to be able to sit for the examination,

Passing Mark 70%.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

1. A degree from local universities or any other institutes which is acceptable to the Director-General of Public Health; or
2. A diploma from local polytechnics or other universities institutes which is acceptable to the Director-General of Public Health, and with 2 years of relevant working experience1; or         
3. WPLN L7 in reading, listening, speaking, writing and numeracy; or                         
4. WPLN L6 in reading, listening, speaking, writing and numeracy with 2 years of relevant working experience1.

1Environmental engineering, estate management e.g. WSH, environmental health i.e., cleaning services, pest control and waste management or any other work, which in the opinion of the DGPH, is relevant to the work to be performed by an ECO (SCS). Applicants must attach a supporting Company Letter/Testimonial which specify the applicant’s name, designation, job description, employment start date and total years of service. Applicants without the required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Attending and passing ECO course will NOT automatically lead to the successful registration as an ECO with National Environment Agency (NEA).  

Graduates are strongly encouraged to register for an ECO licence within 5 years after passing the ECO course.

For ECO Licence registration requirements, and information on the role of the ECO, please refer to here.  ECO licence applications may be submitted via the GoBusiness platform:

Please NOTE the ‘Notification on Changes to Environmental Control Officer (ECO) Licences’ Circular (12 Nov 2019) by NEA.

Course participants must complete this course with at least 75% attendance rate.

Suitable for

Managers / Executives / Technical Officers

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $930.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $837.00 $22.32 $115.32
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $651.00 $22.32 $301.32
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $651.00 $22.32 $301.32
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $837.00 $22.32 $115.32
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $74.40 $1,004.40

*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.

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
2. Please upload the following documents during your registration.
2a. Copy of NRIC or Work Pass (Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit); and
2b. Copy of Degree / Local Polytechnic Diploma with company letter / WPLN Level 7 / WPLN 6 with company letter.
3. Only successful applicants will be notified via email to make payment & receive the Declaration Form to be completed. There is no need to attach any Declaration Form during registration.

1. Applications without the required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected.
2. PACE regrets that we will not be able to inform individual applicants of the incomplete documentation.
3. PACE reserves the right to withdraw applicants without having Minimum Entry Requirement from the course.
4. No deferment of ECO exam is allowed.

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