Industrial Audiometry

Course Date:
TBC

Registration Period:
TBC

Duration:
18 hours / 6 days

Time:
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Mode of Training:
Classroom

Venue:
Singapore Polytechnic

 


 

Course Objective

Under the Factories (Medical Examinations) Regulations, this course trains individuals to carry out pre-employment and periodic audiometric examinations on persons who are exposed to excessive noise in the workplace.

 


 

Course Outline

• Salient regulations on noise
• Basic ear anatomy, physiology and pathology
• Types of hearing loss
• Noise and its health effects
• Technique on obtaining an occupational noise exposure history
• Introduction to audiometric equipment and testing environment
• Audiogram, frequency & Intensity concepts
• Audiometric testing method
• Audiogram interpretation
• Diagnostic criteria for noise induced deafness
• Types of Hearing protection devices and their limitations
• Use, maintenance and care of personal hearing protectors
• Counselling on hearing protection and prevention of Noise induced deafness for persons exposed to excessive noise


Suitable for

Individuals who need to carry out pre-employment and periodic audiometric examinations.


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

A minimum of ESS Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 or equivalent


Mode of Assessment

There will be a compulsory written test and one skill-based assessment method which participants need to perform at the end of the course.


 

Award / Certification / Accreditation

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


Profile of Trainer

Our trainers are clinical audiologists by profession and have worked with renowned medical institutions. In their career as clinical audiologists, they perform diagnostic audiological testing, hearing aid fitting and dispensing. They are actively involved in raising awareness about hearing loss via community talks and roadshows. As part of their audiology services, they also provide industrial hearing screening for staff of participating companies.

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
$288.90
(incl. GST)
$108.90
(incl. GST)
$108.90
(incl. GST)
$63.90
(incl. GST)
$963
(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)

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.
NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.
*Terms and conditions apply. Participants must be paid-up NTUC Members with no arrears in membership fees before course commencement and throughout the whole course duration.
*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes GST, registration fees, misc. fees etc.


 

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:

Classroom

  • 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

E-Learning
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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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up


Application Procedure

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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