Class 3 (Deck Officer) Certificate of Competency Preparatory course

Course Date:

Registration Period:

486.5 hours

8:00am to 5:30pm

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

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

The Class 3 (Deck Officer) Certificate of Competency preparatory programme is offered by the Singapore Maritime Academy of the Singapore Polytechnic. This course is designed for cadets, ratings and uncertified junior 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 operational skills in ship handling and 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:
- Maintain a safe navigational watch
- Respond to emergencies
- Manoeuvre the ship
- Control the operation of the ship and care for persons onboard at the operational level
- Monitor compliance with legislative requirements 

Topics to be covered

1. Ship Operations
2. Maritime Communication
3. Practical Navigation
4. Coastal Navigation
5. Cargo work & ISM
6. Meteorology
7. Stability & Construction
8. Mathematics
9. Applied Science
10. Assessment

Suitable for

Second Deck Officers / Third Deck Officers

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

The entry requirement for the Certificate of Competency Class 3 (Deck Officer) require a minimum requirement either of the following:
1. Enrolled in Diploma in Nautical Studies, or
2. Holders of ‘Letter of Eligibility’ issued by ‘Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’ for COC3 certification.

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): $9,500
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $199.50
GST payable for others: $665.00

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$8,550.00$1,149.50
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$6,650.00$3,049.50
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$6,650.00$3,049.50
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$8,550.00$1,149.50
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$10,165.00

*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

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Register Here

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.