Fundamental Course on Vector Management and Control

Course Dates:

Registration Period:

21 hours / 3 days

9am to 5pm

Mode of Training:
Classroom and Practical

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective
To train personnel on the vector management and control

Course Outline
A. Introduction to Vectors & Overall Vector Situation in Singapore

  • Definition of Vector
  • Important public health vectors
  • Understanding vector-borne diseases
  • Methods of disease transmission
B. General Morphology & Biology of Mosquitoes
  • aedes aegypti
  • aedes albopictus
  • anopheles malculatus
  • anopheles sundaicus
  • culex quinquefasciatus
  • culex gelidus
  • culex tritaeniorhynchus
C. Introduction to Commonly-Used Pesticides and Equipment
  • Commonly-used pesticides
  • Commonly-used vector control equipment
  • Safety on handling of pesticides
  • Personal protective equipment for vector control
  • D. Integrated Pest Management for Mosquito Control
  • Environmental Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Biological Control
  • Genetic Control
  • Mosquito Surveillance
  • Education
E. General Morphology & Control of Rodents
  • Species of rodents in Singapore
  • Rodent-borne diseases
  • Rodent Surveillance
  • Signs of Rodent Infestation
  • Rodent Control Techniques
F. General Morphology & Control of:
  • Flies
  • Cockroaches
  • Fleas
  • Hornets & Bees
G. Implementing a Vector Management Plan
  • Establishing a baseline survey
  • Resources required
  • Zoning Method
  • Management of PCO
  • Performance Evaluation
H. Field Practical Sessions
  • Practical sessions on identification of potential breeding habitats
  • Practical sessions on recognising signs of rodent infestation

Suitable for
Environmental control personnel

Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Environmental control personnel

Award / Certification / Accreditation
Participants upon achieving 75% attendance rate and passing all the prescribed assessments will be awarded the Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate).


 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

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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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