Environmental Control Officers (Specified Construction Sites)

Course Date:
19 Oct to 7 Dec 2022
Exam: 7 Dec 2022

Registration Period:
6 Sep to 18 Sep 2022

Duration:
50 hours

Time:
6:30pm to 9:30pm (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Mode of Training:
Lessons & Exam - Face-to-Face

*Mode of training subjected to changes

Venue:
Singapore Polytechnic


Course Introduction

This course aims to support NEA’s Environmental Control Officers Scheme that advocate good environmental practices within specified construction sites (SCS).


Course Objective

This course aims to train participants who are construction site supervisors on the environmental health control work. This course is in-line with the primary aim of the Environmental Control Officers (Specified Construction Sites) [ECO {SCS)] scheme where supervisors are to take a more pro-active role to ensure that construction sites are kept free of environmental health problems.


Course Outline

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

• Prepare and submit a Site Environmental Control Programme and Site Environmental Control Reports to the Occupier of the construction site
• Identify environmental issues and recommend measures to rectify the irregularities
• Prepare and submit a Site Environmental Control Report to the Occupier of the construction site
• Assist the authorities to investigate environmental issues
• Organise campaigns, training courses and other activities to develop and sustain the interest of workers in maintaining good environmental health standards

Topics to be covered

1. Introduction to ECO Scheme and Environmental Laws
2. Introduction to ECO (SCS) Scheme (Assignment on draft a SECP and SECR)
3. Introduction to Public Health Diseases
4. Vector Control
5. Food Safety
6. Effective Procurement of Cleaning and Pest Control Services
7. Air Pollution Control
8. Noise Pollution Control
9. Water Pollution and Earth Control
10. Waste Management in CS


Mode of Assessment

There will be a 2-hour e-Exam (100 multiple choice questions) 2 weeks after the end of the course.

Participants are required to meet the 75% attendance requirement to be able to sit for the examination,

Passing Mark 70%.

ECO Refresher Exam
(Applicable for ex-ECO student who has been awarded with a Certificate of Performance (COP))

For ex-ECO students who have attended the ECO Course more than 5 years ago, you are strongly encouraged to study the new course syllabus and obtain an updated Certificate of Performance (COP). You will be provided a set of course materials for self-study and will sit a 2-hr exam. The updated Certificate of Performance (COP) may be required for new ECO licence registration with National Environment Agency (NEA).

Passing Mark 70%.

Please note that Deferment of ECO exam is not allowed.

* From 1 April 2022, licence applicants must produce an ECO Certificate of Performance (COP) that is within 5 years from the date of licence application or renewal.


Suitable for

Managers / Executives / Technical Officers


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

1. A degree from local universities or any other institutes which is acceptable to the Director-General of Public Health; or
2. A diploma from local polytechnics or other universities institutes which is acceptable to the Director-General of Public Health, and with 2 years of relevant working experience1; or         
3. WPLN L7 in reading, listening, speaking, writing and numeracy; or                         
4. WPLN L6 in reading, listening, speaking, writing and numeracy with 2 years of relevant working experience1.

1Environmental engineering, estate management e.g. WSH, environmental health i.e., cleaning services, pest control and waste management or any other work, which in the opinion of the DGPH, is relevant to the work to be performed by an ECO(SCS).


Award / Certification / Accreditation

• 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

• Attending and passing ECO course will NOT automatically lead to the successful registration as an ECO with National Environment Agency (NEA).  

Graduates are strongly encouraged to register for an ECO licence within 5 years after passing the ECO course.

For ECO Licence registration requirements, and information on the role of the ECO, please refer to here.  ECO licence applications may be submitted via the GoBusiness platform: https://www.gobusiness.gov.sg/licences

Please NOTE the ‘Notification on Changes to Environmental Control Officer (ECO) Licences’ Circular (12 Nov 2019) by NEA.

Course participants must complete this course with at least 75% attendance rate.

Full Fees (before GST): $930.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $19.53
GST payable for others: $65.10

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$837.00$112.53
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$651.00$298.53
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$651.00$298.53
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$837.00$112.53
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$995.10

*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.


ECO (SCS) Course

Register Here
Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

 

*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.

ECO Refresher Exam

 $80 (excluding GST)

Register Here


[Applicable for ex-ECO student who has been awarded with a Certificate of Performance (COP)]

*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.

Course Date:
19 Oct to 7 Dec 2022
Exam: 7 Dec 2022

 

Registration Period:
6 Sep to 18 Sep 2022

Exam Date & Time:
3 Oct 2022 (2pm to 4pm)


Registration Period

(3 Oct):

23 Sep to 26 Sept 2022

 

 

Exam Date & Time:

10 Oct 2022 (9am to 11am)

10 Oct 2022 (2pm to 4pm)

12 Oct 2022 (9am to 11am)

12 Oct 2022 (2pm to 4pm)

14 Oct 2022 (9am to 11am)

14 Oct 2022 (2pm to 4pm)

 

Registration Period

(10 Oct to 14 Oct):

27 Sep to 2 Oct 2022

 

Application Procedure
1. All applications must be made via Online Registration
2. Please upload the following documents during your registration.
2a. Copy of NRIC or Work Pass (Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit); and
2b. Copy of Degree / Local Polytechnic Diploma with company letter / WPLN Level 7 / WPLN 6 with company letter.

The successful applicants will be notified via email to make payment

Note:
1. Applications without the required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected.
2. Singapore Polytechnic regrets that we will not be able to inform individual applicants of the incomplete documentation.
3. PACE reserves the right to withdraw applicants without having Minimum Entry Requirement from the course.
4. No deferment of ECO exam is allowed.

Application Procedure
1. Applicants are required to upload their COP (Certificate of Performance) during online registration.
2. Applicants will not be allowed to take the assessment if they failed to upload their COP and no refund if payment is made.
3. Applicants are advised to register at least 2 weeks ahead of the exam date to study for the exam.

Appeal and refund will not be entertained 

Terms and Conditions

* PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.