WSQ Manage Hazardous Substances

Course Details
Duration: 40 hours
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

Time: 06:30pm to 10:30pm


The SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC) have jointly developed the Occupational Hygiene (OH) Professionals Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Framework, in consultation with WSH Manpower, Skills and Training Council (MSTC). The key purpose of the framework is support the National Workplace Health (WH) strategy which aims to assist stakeholders in taking proactive measures to improve their management of WH hazards and raise WH standards. The OH Professionals WSQ Framework also aims to train and develop competent and motivated OH Professionals who can assist employers, occupiers and other stakeholders in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of WH risks at the workplace

What is this module about?

This unit covers mainly the competencies in identifying the sources of hazardous substances and implementing control measures to manage the associated risks. A candidate who successfully completed this unit is recognised as having completed the necessary training as required by the Ministry of Manpower and will be awarded the HS license.

Suitable for

The target audience of this Modular course may include:

- Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) professionals such as WSH Coordinators, Officers, and Auditors
- Occupational Hygiene (OH) professionals such as OH Technicians etc.
- Occupational health professionals such as occupational health nurse and physicians
- Other professionals in OH-related fields such as ergonomics, human factors, occupational psychology, biosafety, noise monitoring and control, acoustics, engineering, analytical chemistry, facility management, or human resources etc., who would like to gain more knowledge and a broad appreciation of the occupational hygiene matters at the workplace

Minimum Entry Requirement

Applicants are expected to possess the following:
1. ES - WPL (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) Level 6 OR GCE "O" Levels in English (Grades 1-6) AND
2. ES - WPN Level 6 OR GCE "O" Levels in Mathematics (Grades 1-6) OR ‘Bridging Module in Mathematics’ AND
3. GCE "O" Levels in Chemistry (Grades 1-6) OR ‘Bridging Module in Chemistry’ AND
4. At least 2 years of working experience in any industry
Note: Participants who are certified competent for SDWSH Level C are immediately exempted for English and Math.

Mode of Assessment

Assessment will be conducted during training and at the end of training through various assessment strategies.


Participants will be awarded the Statement of Attainment in Manage Hazardous Substances if they meet 75% attendance rate as well as passing all assessments required by the course.

Modular Certification

Selected units under the Specialist Diploma in Occupational Hygiene have been closely referenced to existing MOM and NEA courses. Upon successful completion of these units, the candidate will be competent in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities as shown below:

Competency Units


Courses Accredited by MOM/NEA


Occupational Roles/ Competent Persons


Unit Title


Monitor Noise and Vibration


Noise Monitoring Course


Noise Monitoring Officer


Control Noise and Vibration


Industrial Noise Control Course


Noise Control Officer


Manage Indoor Air Quality


Management of
Indoor Air Quality




Manage Hazardous Substances


Management of
Hazardous Substances


Competent person for management of hazardous substances


Participants have to meet minimum 75% attendance and attain competency in the module. If the 75% attendance and/or competency criteria are not met, participants will have to pay the subsidy amountto Singapore Polytechnic.

SkillsFuture Credit

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 and must be applied via SkillsFuture Credit Portal within 30 days prior to course commencement date.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)(incl. GST)(incl. GST)(incl. GST)

Course Fee

Full Course Fee: $680.00 (w/o gst)

Funding Incentives 

1. Baseline Funding

Eligibility Criteria:
a) Singaporean or Permanent Residents (Company or Self Sponsored) aged 21 years old and above
b) Sponsoring companies must be registered and/or incorporated in Singapore and must fully sponsor the course fee
c) Participants must:
i. achieve at least 75% attendance
ii. Complete and certified competent through all required assessments
iii. Complete post-training surveys conducted between 3-6 months after course end

Participants who have been granted the SSG funding but fail to meet the above requirements would be liable for the subsidised course fee.

2. Skills Future Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

With effect from 1st October 2015, Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy scheme.
Eligibility Criteria:
- Singaporean aged 40 years and above at the point of enrolment
- Achieve at least 75% attendance in the course
- Complete and pass all required assessments
- Complete post-training surveys conducted between 3-6 months after course end
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3. Absentee Payroll Funding

Companies can claim absentee payroll funding when they sponsor their employees for the academic CET programmes.

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Terms and Conditions


Important Dates

Date of Course:
Intake 17
16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28 Apr, 11 (Written Questionnaire) & 15 May 2020 (Oral Questionnaire)

Registration Ends:
31 Mar 2020

Intake 18
06,07,09,10,13,14,16, 17, 24 (Written Questionnaire) and 27 Jul 2020 (Oral Questionnaire)

Registration Ends:
19 Jun 2020

Intake 19
14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25 Sept, 05 (Written Questionnaire) and 09 Oct 2020 (Oral Questionnaire)

Registration Ends:
28 Aug 2020

Additional Notes


Please ensure you have the following documents with you during online application as documents are to be uploaded to complete the application:


1. Photocopy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or 'Employment' / 'S' Pass for foreign applicants


2. Copies of your academic certificate/result slip/ transcript (GCE 'N','O' Certificate, Diploma, Degree, WPLN SOA)


3. Letter of employment / CV


4. Declaration Form


IMPORTANT: Applications without ALL of the above required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected. Singapore Polytechnic regrets that we will not be able to inform individual applicants of the incomplete documentation nor disclose the reasons for selection/non-selection of applicants.


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