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Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    29 Aug 2022 to 02 Sep 2022
  • Registration Period:

    28 Jun 2022 to 08 Aug 2022
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    5 days, Tue to Sat
  • 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 new run.

Course Objective

This course provides the knowledge, skill and understanding of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS.

Course Outline

IMO Model Course 1.27(2012). The training will include (amongst others):

• The safe operation of ECDIS equipment;
• A thorough knowledge of the Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) & its use with navigation sensors;
• The interpretation and proper use of ECDIS related information and
• The knowledge of the capability & limitations of ECDIS as an aid to navigation.
• Many practical exercises, using a state-of-the-art Transas Marine NT PRO 5000 ECDIS simulator, are offered.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates intending to join the ECDIS course should:

1. Be not less than 18 years of age;
2. Hold a Certificate of Competency as a Navigating Officer (Deck Cadets who have satisfactorily completed an approved ENS course and preferably have participated in supervised Bridge watchkeeping duties for at least 6 months may be considered for the course);
3. Have adequate working knowledge of English (spoken & written) and
4. Have basic computer skills.

Certification / Accreditation

ECDIS Certificate STCW Code Section A-II/1 (para 2) and Section B-II/1 (para 12.1).

Suitable for

Our MPA Approved Generic ECDIS course has been designed for officers in charge of a navigational watch and for experienced nautical officers and other persons with navigational responsibilities.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,100.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee Payable (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $990.00 $26.40 $136.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $770.00 $26.40 $356.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $770.00 $26.40 $356.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents² $990.00 $26.40 $136.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $88.00 $1,188.00

*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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