WSQ Manage Hazardous Substances



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.


Funding Incentives 


Course Fee: $680.00 (excl GST)
GST: $47.60


SkillsFuture Subsidies

Funding Type Funded amount Amount Payable (with GST)
Singaporeans and PRs $340.00 $387.60
Singapore Citizens 40 years old and above $612.00 $115.60
Workfare Training Support (WTS) letter holders / Singapore Citizens 35 years old and above + earning <$2,000 $646.00 $81.60
Singapore Citizens & PRs from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) $612.00 $115.60

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 amount to 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.



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


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. Copies of certificates of training in WSH or other related areas attended

4. Declaration Form

4. Letter from current employer with designation, duration of employment and job description relating to WSH

5. Completed CV including current and all past jobs with designation, name of employer, duration of employment and job description

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.

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


General Administration PACE


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

Counter Service:
8.30am – 8.00pm (Mon - Fri)

*Counter Services will be closed by 8pm on Mon-Fri, with effect from 01 Jan 2017 .


Terms and Conditions


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Date of Course:
15 Jan to 8 Feb 2018

Registration Closing Date:
10 Dec 2017



Duration: 40 hours

Day: Selected Weekdays

Part time: (15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 Jan, 5 & 8 Feb 2018)

Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic




Course Fee: $680.00

Please see Funding Incentives for more information


Payment is only  required at point of enrolment.




Please read the application procedure before proceeding to fill in the online application form.


1) Online application only.


2) Please note and prepare the softcopy of the required supporting documents before you begin the online registration. All required documents MUST BE uploaded during the online application. Download Declaration Form here


Please refer to "Additional Notes"for the supporting documents needed.


3) The ORIGINAL documents will be required for verification purposes during the enrolment exercise.


4) Only successful applicants will be notified via email to come down for enrolment and make necessary payments via NETS or Cheque

(for both Individual or Company-Sponsored applicants).



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