Alternative Pathways for Licensed Electrical Workers – Licensed Electrical Technician Preparatory Course

Course Date:

Registration Period:

141 hours (theoretical foundation and practical sessions in SP only)
66 hours (practical application in SIPG only)

6.30pm to 10:00pm, weekday classes
8.30am to 5.30pm, Wed
8.30am to 12.30pm, Sat half day
8.30am to 5.30pm, Sat full day

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective

The Licensed Electrical Technician Preparatory Course will equip participants with the necessary theoretical foundation and practical application skills to carry out the work of a Licensed Electrical Technician.

Course Outline

Theoretical Foundation and Practical Sessions (conducted by Singapore Polytechnic)

Module 1: Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis

1.1 Basic Circuit Theory
1.2 AC Theory
1.3 Three Phase AC Circuits
1.4 Written Assessment

Module 2: Distribution System and Protection

2.1 Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution System
2.2 Fault calculation
2.3 Circuit Switching and Switchgears
2.4 Protection
2.5 Distribution Transformers
2.6 Cables and Wiring Systems
2.7 Substation Earthing and System Earthing
2.8 Testing and Commissioning
2.9 Written Assessment

Module 3: Electrical System Design

3.1 Electricity Distribution System & Related Regulations
3.2 Characteristics and Selection of Protective Devices
3.3 Design of Residential Electrical Installation
3.4 Design of Industrial and Commercial Electrical Installation
3.5 Standby Generators
3.6 Inspection and Testing
3.7 Temporary Electrical installation
3.8 Earthing System
3.9 Grid-connected PV System
3.10 EV Charging System
3.11 Written Assessment

Module 4: Electrical Machines and Control

4.1 Single-phase and Three Phase Transformers
4.2 Induction and DC Motors
4.3 Synchronous Motors & Generators
4.4 Semiconductor Devices for Motor Control
4.5 DC & AC Drives
4.6 Motor Starters
4.7 Written Assessment

Practical Application will be conducted by Singapore Institute of Power  and Gas (SIPG) in SIPG’s venue:

Module 5: Safety and Connection Process
Module 6: Commercial and Industrial Low Voltage Installation
Module 7: Testing Methods
Module 8: HV Switching Operations and Procedures

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please click here.

Suitable for

Those who wants to carry out the work of a Licensed Electrical Technician

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants must be practicing Licensed Electricians with at least 5 years of relevant practical work experience.

Applicants only need to attend SIPG’s Practical Course if they possess:

• Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and
• At least 1 year of relevant practical work experience

The course is optional for applicants with:

• Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and
• At least 2 years of relevant practical work experience

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Participants who have successfully completed all theoretical and practical modules will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement jointly issued by Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and SIPG.


Full Fees (before GST): $11,460.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $240.66
GST payable for others: $802.20

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$10,314.00$1,386.66
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$8,022.00$3,678.66
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$8,022.00$3,678.66
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$10,314.00$1,386.66
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$12,262.20

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

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.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

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) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.