Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations

Course Details
60 hours (8 days)

8.30am to 5.30pm

Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Maritime Academy, ISC Level-2, e-Navigation Center

For Course Specific details:

Capt Satinder Singh Virdi
Course Coordinator
Phone: 68790423

Course Objective

To provide training at an advanced level for management level officers such as Masters, Chief Engineer Officers, Chief Mates, Second Engineer Officers and any person onboard oil tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging, care in transit and/or handling of the oil cargo.

The course meets the requirements under 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW convention Chapter V, Regulation V, as applicable for oil tanksers.

Course Outline

The training will include (amongst others):  
Performing and monitoring all oil tanker cargo operations
Familiarity with physical and chemical properties of oil cargoes
Taking precaution to prevent hazards from oil cargo, applying occupational health and safety precautions
Responding to emergencies on oil tankers
Precautions to prevent the environmental pollution from oil tankers
Monitoring and controlling compliance with legislative requirements
Compliance with MARPOL Annex I regulations 

Suitable for

CoC3 / CoC5 holders 
Any personnel wishing to understand and broaden their knowledge regarding handling of oil cargo operations

Minimum Entry Requirements

The participant should:
1. be at least 18 years of age;
2. have satisfactorily completed an approved Basic Tanker Training Course, OR have had at least 3 months sea service on board any type of tanker;
3. have a good working knowledge of the English Language (spoken or written).


For candidates who meets minimum entry criteria, STCW Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. 
For candidates who do not meet minimum entry criteria, Certificate of Attendance will be issued.


The possession of an Advanced Tanker Safety Certificate (appropriate for the type of tanker the participant is likely to serve on) is one of the requirements for the issue of an appropriate Dangerous Cargo Endorsement (s) under the Singapore Merchant Shipping (Deck Officers) and (Marine Engineer Officers) Regulations.

Course Fee
S$ 1,700 (before gst)

S$ 1,819 (after gst)

Funding Incentives

1.MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to for information.

2.SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

With effect from 19 May 2017, individuals who opted to use their SFC are required to submit their SFC claim under the pay-to-Training Provider (TP) mode. SSG will disburse SFC payments directly to TPs after the claim has been approved. TPs will collect nett fees from individuals, after deducting the SFC claim amount

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to 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
* Unless otherwise stated in the course webpage

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.

* PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.



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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions


Important Dates

Course Dates:

2 September 2019 to 11 September 2019

Registration Period:
02 May 2019 to 16 August 2019

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

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
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

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.

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