Advanced Training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code

Course Date:

Registration Period:

36 hours / 5 days

8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Mon to Fri)

Mode of Training:

Microsoft TEAMS

Synchronous teaching, on-line (28 hours)

8 hours of practical session to be conducted in Singapore Polytechnic (Tanker Simulator)

Course Objective

The use of gas, such as LNG, and other low-flashpoint fuels as ships’ fuel has increased in recent years and poses additional safety challenges. To manage such challenges, the IMO adopted the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) in 2015 and added related aspects to STCW convention

This training course allows seafarers to comply with Regulation V/3 of the STCW Convention, ‘Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, ratings and other personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code.’

The course is designed for the seafarers responsible for fuels and fuels on board ships subject to the IGF Code. The course content complies with Section A-V/3, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code

Course Outline

Day 10830-1230Familiarity with physical and chemical properties of fuels aboard ships subject to the IGF Code
 Lunch Break
1330-1730Operate controls of fuel related to propulsion plant and engineering systems and services and safety devices on ships subject to the IGF Code
Day 20830-1230Plan and monitor safe bunkering, stowage and securing of the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code
 Lunch break
1330-1730Knowledge of safe procedures and checklists for taking fuel tanks in and out of service
Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels from ships subject to the IGF Code
Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements
Day 30830-1230Ability to safely perform and monitor all operations related to the fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF Code
Design and characteristics of ships subject to the IGF Code
Knowledge of ship design, systems and equipment found on ships subject to the IGF Code
 Lunch break
1330-1730Knowledge of fuel system theory and characteristics, including types of fuel system pumps and their safe operation on board ships subject to the IGF Code
Proficiency in the use of the IGF Code and related documents
Day 40830-1030Take precautions to prevent hazards
1030-1230Take precautions to prevent hazards
 Lunch break
1330-1730Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures on board a ship subject to the IGF Code
Knowledge of the prevention, control and fire-fighting and extinguishing systems on board ships subject to the IGF Code
Day 50830-1230LNG Fuel Layout and detailed operations


Suitable for

2nd Engineer (Special Limit), 
Chief Engineer (Special Limit), 
Chief Mate (Special Limit), 
Master (Special Limit) SL, 
2nd/3rd/4th Mate, 
Ship Captain/Chief Mate, 
3rd/4th/5th Engineer, 
Chief Engineer / 2nd Engineer

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

 Holder of the following certificates:
1. Advanced Fire Fighting Course

2. Basic Training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code

Any equivalent certificate may be accepted.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate
• Certificate of Performance
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessments and meet at least 75% attendance rate

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

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

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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