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Ship Security Officer


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    13 Mar 2023 to 14 Mar 2023
  • Registration Period:

    09 Jan 2023 to 28 Feb 2023
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    2 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Face to Face (Classroom)
  • 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

The course aims to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO), as defined in section A/2.1.6 (and section A/12) of the ISPS Code and section A-VI/ 5 of the STCW Code as amended, and in particular the duties and responsibilities with respect to a security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a Ship Security Plan and for liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO).

Course Outline

The course will cover the following topics:

• Marine Security Policy
• Security Responsibilities
• Ship Security Assessment
• Security Equipment
• Ship Security Plan
• Identification, Recognition, and Response to security threats
• Ship Security Actions
• Emergency preparedness, drills and exercises
• Security Administration
• Security Training

Minimum Requirements

Senior Deck and Engineering Officers, serving on board foreign going vessels with min 12 months of sea-going service as a officer.

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 Proficiency STCW Code Table A-VI/5

Suitable for

Deck Officer Class 1, 2, Class 4 & 5(Home-Trade Master) with 12 months of approved sea-going service as a Deck Officer

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $500.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $450.00 $12.00 $62.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $350.00 $12.00 $162.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $350.00 $12.00 $162.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $450.00 $12.00 $62.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $40.00 $540.00

*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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