Certificate of Competency 3 e-learning

Course Date:

Registration Period:

The access period for the course is 2 years, starting from the date of registration. Minimum period to advance to Phase II is 4 months.

Mode of Training:

Course Introduction
This program is designed for local and international deck personnel aspiring to become Junior Deck Officers. By doing this course, the trainee can reduce in-campus time to 8 weeks preparatory course. (Otherwise the trainee will have to complete 15 weeks in-campus course).

On successful completion of the CoC3 on-line, Phase 1 (e-learning) course , the trainees will need to enroll for 8 weeks CoC3 online course, Phase 2 (in-campus) course.

The e-Learning program allows the trainees to work at their own pace right from the comfort of their home.

Course Outline
Once you have enrolled, you will receive an email notifying you of your login details. Use your login details to log into the site. Click on the ‘myLearning’ tab in the home page to access your courses.

Course covers the following Modules, as required by STCW regulation:

  1. General Ship Knowledge
  2. Navigation
  3. Coastal Navigation
  4. Meteorology
  5. Mathematics
  6. Science

Mode of Assessment
On-line assessment
Each course has a ‘Practice Test’ in the assessment section. On completion of the course, you can take this sample test to refresh your learning, and to prepare for your final assessment. This will help you assess your understanding of the course. On submission of the test, you will receive a complete feedback for the same. This test does not have any pass percentage.

To complete the program successfully, the trainee has to take a scheduled test for each course. You have to score at least 70% in order to pass a test. Each test consists of ‘multiple choice questions’, each question has to be answered within two minutes.

During the course, whenever an assessment is conducted, you will be notified about the assessment statistics via email.

You have a maximum of three attempts to pass the final tests, failing which you have to re-apply for the test through your e-mentor, by paying an examination fee of $150 SGD.

Suitable for
For trainees appearing for Class 3 Deck Officers Certificate of Competency in Singapore.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
A trainee must fulfill all the following requirements:

  1. A basic high school qualification with a proficiency in English language
  2. Sea-time must be completed on the ships of more than 3000 GT engaged in International voyages
  3. Must have completed at least 18 months of sea time in Deck department ( as A/B, O/S or Deck cadet only)
(Trainees are to obtain the ‘Letter of Eligibility’ (LOE) from ‘Maritime and Port Authority Singapore’ (MPA) before they enroll for the CoC3 online course, Phase 2 (in-campus) course . This is an on-line application which may be submitted via MPA Singapore website, www.mpa.gov.sg/eservices )

Award / Certification / Accreditation
On successful completing the program, a program completion certificate will be issued jointly by SMA and TMS. Certificates will not be issued for individual courses.

Course Fee Payable:

$3,210 (Inclusive GST)

Funding Incentives

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 6:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.


For course specific details:
For course specific details:
Mr. Chew Cheah Boon, Course Coordinator cbchew@sp.edu.sg

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