WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health (Level C)

Course Details
Schedule:

Time: 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Days: 2 or 3 times weeknight

Duration: 328 Hours (inclusive of e-blended learning)

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic


What is this course about?

This course aims to train personnel to be competent Workplace, Safety and Health (WSH) Officers under the WSH Qualifications framework. The competency-based course covers comprehensively the planning, implementation, control and auditing of WSH systems.
This qualification is one of the pre-requisites to be registered as a WSH Officer under the Workplace Safety and Health Act.


Suitable for

Personnel who are engaged in WSH job functions.


Minimum Entry Requirement

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Track 1
• A recognised1 Technology/Science-related diploma / Engineering degree; AND
• At least 2 years of WSH relevant working experience

OR

Track 2
• Possess ES Workplace Literacy (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) Level 6 or GCE 'O' Level English grade C6; AND
• Possess ES Workplace Numeracy Level 6 or GCE'O' Level Maths grade C6, or Mathematics bridging course2; AND
• Possess GCE 'O' Level Science (Physics) grade C6, or Physics bridging course2; AND
• Possess WSH skills and knowledge equivalent to that of Advanced Certificate in WSH; AND
• At least 2 years of post-qualification3 working experience as WSH Supervisor, Coordinator or similar occupational role

OR

Track 3 (New Track - with effect from 28 August 2016)
• Possess ES Workplace Literacy (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) Level 6 or GCE 'O' Level English grade C6; AND
• Possess ES Workplace Numeracy Level 6 or GCE 'O' Level Maths grade C6, or Mathematics bridging course2; AND
• Possess GCE 'O' Level Science (Physics) grade C6, or Physics bridging course2; AND
• Possess WSH skills and knowledge equivalent to that of Advanced Certificate in WSH; AND
• At least 5 years of WSH-related working experience, 2 years of which should be recent working experience, for example as a WSH Supervisor / Coordinator

Notes:
1. Recognised Engineering degree refers to any qualification listed in the Professional Engineers (Approved Qualification) Notification. / All Technology/Science-related diplomas from local polytechnics (Singapore Poly, Ngee Ann Poly, Nanyang Poly, Republic Poly, Temasek Poly)
2. Maths and Physics bridging courses refer to new bridging courses.
3. "Post-qualification working experience" refers to 2 years of work experience after completing ACWSH or equivalent

To be eligible for the course, applicants must be able to provide the above documents for verification.


Course Outline

  1. Establish WSH Policy and Advise on WSH Legal Compliance Issues (CC1)
  2. Identify WSH Hazards and Assess WSH Risks (CC2)
  3. Recommend WSH Control Measures (CC3)
  4. Manage WSH Risk (CC4)
  5. Develop a WSH Culture (CC5)
  6. Design and Implement Behavioural Safety Programme (CC6)
  7. Establish and Review Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (CC7)
  8. Establish & Manage WSH Incident Investigation & Analysis Process (CC8)
  9. Establish Measurement and Monitoring of WSH Performance (CC9)
  10. Manage Internal WSH Management System Audit (CC10)
  11. Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement (CC11)
  12. Compose Technical Report (OHP WSQ) (CC12)
  13. Develop a WSH Management System (CC13)
  14. Manage WSH in Construction Industry (CE1)
  15. Plan, Prepare and Deliver Presentations? (CE2)
  16. Recommend WSH Control Measures (CE3)

Participants are required to undertake continuous assessments (written and practical), assignments and end-of-course written test (closed-book).


Mode of Assessment

Continuous assessments (written and practical), assignments and end-of-course written test (closed-book).


Certification

Participants will be awarded the WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health if they fulfil the 75% attendance rate as well as pass all assessments required by the course.

 

Course Fee

 

Course Fee: $5,312.00

GST: $371.84

 


1. SSG Baseline Funding (50%)

Grant Amount: $2,656.00

Nett Course Fee after SkillsFuture Funding: $2,656.00 + $371.84 (GST) = $3,027.84

 

2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

Grant Amount: $4,780.80

Nett Course Fee after MCES Funding: $531.20 + $371.84 (GST) = $903.04

 

3. Workfare Training Support (WTS) Funding (95%)

Grant Amount: $5,046.40

Nett Course Fee after WTS Funding: $265.60 + $371.84 (GST) = $637.44

 

4. Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Funding (90%)

Grant Amount: $4,780.80

Nett Course Fee after SME Funding: $531.20 + $371.84 (GST) = $903.04



Please see Funding Incentives for more information.

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

Payment is NOT required at point of application. Fee is only payable upon acceptance into the course.


Funding Incentives

 

SSG Baseline Funding


Eligibility Criteria:
- Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
- Achieve at least 75% attendance
- Complete and pass all required assessments
- Complete post-training surveys conducted between 3-6 months after course end

 

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

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.

This is applicable to courses commencing on and after 1st October 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Singapore Citizens 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

 

Workfare Training Support (WTS) Funding

With effect from 1 July 2013, if you are a Singapore citizen aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities), have a monthly income of not more than $2,000, you can enjoy 95% subsidy of your course fee for a wider range of courses covering all Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses, Academic Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), as well as Certifiable Skills Training courses accredited or supported by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). You may also be eligible for a training allowance* if you sign up for any WTS qualifying courses on your own without the support of your employer and successfully complete it. In addition, you may receive cash awards* for completing training.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Singapore Citizen aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities) and have a monthly income of not more than $2,000.00 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

 

Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Funding

Eligibility Criteria:
- Singapore Citizens and PRs from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
- Sponsoring companies must be registered or incorporated in Singapore and must fully sponsored the course fee
- 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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UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme)

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 UTAP@e2i.com.sg Website: http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Important Dates

Course Preview Date:
TBC

Start Time:
TBC

Venue:
TBC

To give you an idea on how the lessons are conducted, we have organised a Course Preview on TBC. This will be a chance for you to learn our learning approach, assessment requirements and clarify any of your queries.

 

Intake 6

Date of Course:
21 May 2019 to 07 Jul 2020

Registration End Date:
24 Apr 2019

 

Intake 7

Date of Course:
22 Jul 2019 to 25 Sep 2020

Registration Period:
07 May 2019 to 23 Jun 2019

 

Intake 8

Date of Course:
11 Nov 2019 to 29 Jan 2021

Registration Period:
06 Aug 2019 to 13 Oct 2019

 

Kindly take note that your registration will be placed under "Waitlist". Please proceed to click on "Waitlist" button for registration.
The online registration will be closed once the maximum number has reached.
All participant enrolled to this programme must complete as scheduled.

 


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 of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or 'Employment' / 'S' Pass for foreign applicants
2. Copies of your academic certificate/result slip/ transcript (GCE 'O' Certificate, Diploma, Degree, WPLN SOA, Certificates in bridging course)
3. Copies of certificates of training in WSH or other related areas attended
4. Letter from current employer with designation, job description and duration of employment
5. Completed CV including current and all past jobs with designation, name of employer, duration of employment and job description

 

Note: Applications without ALL 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.

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


Enquiries

General Administration PACE
Email: pace@sp.edu.sg

Address: Singapore Polytechnic
PACE
500 Dover Road
Block T1A, Level 1, Room T1A12
Singapore 139651


Office Hours:
8.30am - 5.30pm (Mon - Fri)  

Counter Service:
8.30am - 7.00pm (Mon - Fri)

 

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