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Environmental Control Officers (Specified Premises)

Topic:Others, Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    19 Feb 2024 to 08 Mar 2024
  • Registration Period:

    10 Nov 2023 to 31 Dec 2023
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 06:30 PM,
    Mon, Tue & Fri (F2F) / Date of Exam: Fri 8 Mar 2024
  • Mode of Training:

    Blended - Face to face and E-learning (14 hrs)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

From Aug 2022 onwards, the Environmental Sanitation (ES) regime, which mandates baseline environmental sanitation standards, will be expanded to specified shopping malls.

The ES regime builds on existing hygiene and sanitation measures already practised by the various sectors and premises; and aims to move towards a co-regulatory approach where all stakeholders take accountability and ownership of the environmental sanitation standards within their respective premises.

This course aims to prepare participants to take on the role of an Environmental Control Officer (Specified Premises) [ECO(SP)] to assist premises managers (PM) in complying with the ES regime.

Course Objective

The course aims to train premise executive on the development and monitoring of the implementation of an Environmental Sanitation (ES) programme for specified premises. The primary aim of the Environmental Control Officers Specified Premises (ECO SP) scheme is for the premise manager to take a more pro-active role to ensure that the premise is kept free of environmental health problems.

Course Outline

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

• Prepare and submit a Environmental Sanitation Programme and Reports to the Premise Manager/Owner of the specified premises.
• Identify environmental issues and recommend measures to rectify the irregularities
• 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 ES Regime
2. Introduction to Public Health Diseases
3. Vector Control
4. Food Safety
5. Effective Procurement of Cleaning and Pest Control Services
6. Cleaning and Disinfection
7. Littering and Smoking
8. Indoor Air Quality
9. Environmental Hygiene and Water Efficiency
10. Waste Management
11. Maintenance of Centralised Kitchen Exhaust System

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 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.

Environmental engineering, estate management i.e., facility management and environmental health i.e., cleaning, pest control and waste management are considered relevant to the work to be performed by an ECO (SP). 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 Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment 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).

For ECO (SP) licence registration requirements, and information on the duties of the ECO (SP), please refer to link: register with NEA

Suitable for

Managers / Executives / Technical Officers

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $738.00 $22.14 $104.14
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $574.00 $22.14 $268.14
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $574.00 $22.14 $268.14
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $738.00 $22.14 $104.14
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $73.80 $893.80

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.
  2.1. Copy of NRIC or Employment Pass; and
  2.2. Copy of Degree / Diploma with company letter
  2.3. Copy of WPLN Level 7 / WPLN 6 with company letter.

Only successful applicants will be notified via email to make payment and will 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. Singapore Polytechnic 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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