Fundamental Course on Vector Management and Control

Course Dates:
22 to 24 May 2019 /
Date of assessment: 27 May 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Registration Period:
3 to 15 May 2019

21 hours / 3 days

9am to 5pm

Mode of Training:
Classroom and Practical

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective
To train personnel on the vector management and control

Course Outline
A. Introduction to Vectors & Overall Vector Situation in Singapore

  • Definition of Vector
  • Important public health vectors
  • Understanding vector-borne diseases
  • Methods of disease transmission
B. General Morphology & Biology of Mosquitoes
  • aedes aegypti
  • aedes albopictus
  • anopheles malculatus
  • anopheles sundaicus
  • culex quinquefasciatus
  • culex gelidus
  • culex tritaeniorhynchus
C. Introduction to Commonly-Used Pesticides and Equipment
  • Commonly-used pesticides
  • Commonly-used vector control equipment
  • Safety on handling of pesticides
  • Personal protective equipment for vector control
  • D. Integrated Pest Management for Mosquito Control
  • Environmental Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Biological Control
  • Genetic Control
  • Mosquito Surveillance
  • Education
E. General Morphology & Control of Rodents
  • Species of rodents in Singapore
  • Rodent-borne diseases
  • Rodent Surveillance
  • Signs of Rodent Infestation
  • Rodent Control Techniques
F. General Morphology & Control of:
  • Flies
  • Cockroaches
  • Fleas
  • Hornets & Bees
G. Implementing a Vector Management Plan
  • Establishing a baseline survey
  • Resources required
  • Zoning Method
  • Management of PCO
  • Performance Evaluation
H. Field Practical Sessions
  • Practical sessions on identification of potential breeding habitats
  • Practical sessions on recognising signs of rodent infestation

Suitable for
Environmental control personnel

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Environmental control personnel

Award / Certification / Accreditation
Participants upon achieving 75% attendance rate and passing all the prescribed assessments will be awarded the Certificate of Performance.


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Approved

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

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.

3. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email Website:

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 -
All other Courses -
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.
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Terms and Conditions

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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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