Ship Security Officer

Course Details

Course Dates:
15 to 16 March 2021

Registration Period:

28 Dec 2020 to 26 Feb 2021

2 days

8.30am to 5.30pm

What is this course about?
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

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

Certificate of Proficiency STCW Code Table A-VI/5

Certificate of Attendance for those who do not meet the entry requirements.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
(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 herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.


Register Here
Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

The online registration will be closed once the max class size has reached.

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.


For course specific details:
Capt Roch Brandon, Course Coordinator
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