Class 1 & 2 (Deck Officer) Certificate of Competency Preparatory course

Course Date:

Registration Period:

621 hours


Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (Online Synchronous) and Practical Training

Singapore Polytechnic and Online

Course Introduction

This Class 1 & 2 (Deck Officer) Certificate of Competency preparatory programme is offered by the Singapore Maritime Academy of the Singapore Polytechnic. This course is designed for junior officers with experience as nautical officers in the maritime industry who wish to have the opportunity to enhance and deepen their skills and stay relevant in the maritime industry.

Course Objective

This course aims to provide participants with knowledge of intermediate to advanced operational skills in ship navigation and ship operation as well as maritime management knowledge to equip participants with holistic skillsets necessary to apply across the maritime industry

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to :

To meet the mandatory requirements, under Chapter II and Section A-II/2 of STCW Regulation as amended (including 2010 Manila Amendments), for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the function ‘Navigation at Management Level’, as applicable to ships of 500GT or more, necessary to support the execution of tasks, duties and responsibilities as Captains or Chief Officers. The learning outcomes to accomplish this is in relation to:- planning a voyage and conducting navigation- use of publications- ships routeing- ship reporting systems- tidal predictions at standard and secondary ports- determining position and the accuracy of resultant position fix by any means- establishing watch-keeping arrangements and effective bridge teamwork procedures- operational features and limitations of modern systems of navigation, including Radar, ARPA AIS and ECDIS.- co-ordinate SAR procedures- maintain safe navigation through the use of information from navigation equipment and systems to assist command decision making- maintain the safety of navigation through the use of ECDIS and associated navigation systems to assist command decision making 

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

- Manoeuvre and Handle a Ship in all Conditions
- Respond to Navigational Emergencies

Topics to be covered

1. Navigation Part A
2. Navigation Part B
3. Principles of Ship handling and Simulation
4. Marine Plant and Propulsion
5. Cargo work
6. Maritime Law and Personnel Management
7. Meteorology
8. Compass
9. Ship stability
10. Ship Construction
11. Assessment

Please click here for module synopsis

Suitable for

Captains and Chief Mates

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

The entry requirement for the Certificate of Competency Class 1 & 2 (Deck Officer) requires a minimum of having a Certificate of Competency in Class 3 (Deck Officer)

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $10,384.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $218.06
GST payable for others: $724.36

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$9,345.60$1,256.46
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$7,268.80$3,333.26
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$7,268.80$3,333.26
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$9,345.60$1,256.46
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$11,110.88

*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 a 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.