Fundamental Course on Vector Management and Control

Course Date:

Registration Period:

21 hours / 3 days

9:00am to 5:00pm

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

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

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Environmental control personnel

Award / Certification / Accreditation

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

Full Fees (before GST): $650.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $13.65
GST payable for others: $45.50

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$585.00 $78.65
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$455.00$208.65
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$455.00$208.65
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$585.00 $78.65
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$695.50 

*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.

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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.