Preparatory Course for COC Class 1 Deck Officer (Orals and Shiphandling)

Course Details
25 sessions

8am to 5pm

Mondays to Saturday

What is this course about?
The aim of the course is to prepare the candidate for COC Class 1 Simulator and Orals examination.

Suitable for
Candidates who had accumulated the required sea time for COC Class 1 Orals and Ship handling simulation examinations after obtaining their COC Class 2 Certificate and require proper guidance and a refresh approach when sitting for their examination.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge
To prepare and provide guidance to candidates to become “thinking Master”. Candidates are to demonstrate their skills and ability to attain higher management skills so as to guide them during routine and critical decision making. As the company's representative on board, a Master should command the vessel in accordance with national and international rules and regulations and with company's policies and procedures.

Course Outline
Module 1 -Ship Handling Simulator.
Module 2 -Oral Assessment support.

Mode of Assessment

Certificate of Attendance will be issued ONLY if the course participant has achieved at least 75% attendance.

Course Fee
Fees Payable:

$2407.50 (Inclusive GST)

Funding Incentives

<>SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

<>Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email Website:

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.
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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Important Dates

Date of course:
01 - 28 Feb 2019
Registration Period:
15 Nov - 25 Dec 2018 

Date of course:
01 - 26 Apr 2019
Registration Period:
10 Feb - 02 Mar 2019

Date of course:
03 - 28 Jun 2019
Registration Period:
10 Apr - 04 May 2019

Date of course:
01 - 28 Aug 2019
Registration Period:
10 Jun - 01 Jul 2019


Date of course:
01 - 29 Oct 2019
Registration Period:
10 Jul - 01 Sep 2019 


Date of course:
02 - 27 Dec 2019
Registration Period:
10 Oct - 03 Nov 2019


*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

A - Online Registration
[1] Fill up the electronic form. For international student, please ensure your Name, date of birth, gender and nationality are key in correctly as appear in your travel document to facilitate visa/student pass application.
[2] Once completed, click on the Submit button
[3] You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration
[4] Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.

B - International Student
Students should be prepared to stay in Singapore for at least 3 months.

C - Visa / Student Pass Application for International Student
Singapore Polytechnic will be applying the student pass for you via Student Pass On-Line Application Registration (SOLAR) system administered by the Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA). For candidates from countries which require a visa to enter Singapore (details can be found at the ICA web site at, we will also be applying the visa cum student pass for you via the SOLAR system.

Singapore Polytechnic does not sponsor family member. Please refer to ICA website for application procedure.

Please note that your enrolment to the course is conditional upon ICA approving your application for an entry visa AND student pass.
All completion of formalities is strictly by appointment only. Student is to make an e-appointment via ICA website at before going down to ICA. Please refer to the ICA website for more details:

D - Insurance
Candidates are required to carry an overseas travel and medical insurance during their stay in Singapore.

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. 


For course specific details:
Capt. Samuel Jebakumar R Nambinarayanan,
Course Coordinator

Capt. S S Virdi,
Course Coordinator

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