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Shipyard Safety Assessor Course - Hot Work Certification

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Shipyard Safety Assessor Course - Hot Work Certification

What's In It For Me

  • Learn both the theory and practical aspects of being a Shipyard Safety Assessor
  • Understand the Workplace Safety and Health Act and related legislation
  • Master Gas-Cutting and Arc-Welding techniques

Course Overview

At the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of how to act as safety assessors for the purpose of hot-work certification in shipyards.

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors and managers working in shipyards. (Registration for this course can only be made via counter, sales or mail-in)

Course Duration

34 hours (6 days), including:

  • 2 hours of Gas Cutting practical session in a shipyard (date and timing are subject to changes, based on the confirmation from the shipyard)
  • 2 hours of written assessment

Note: Trainee has to complete 45 sessions of practical upon successful completion of the course, within 3 months from the date of exam results release.

Course Outline

Theory Module:

  • Role of a Shipyard Safety Assessor for Hot Work Certification
  • WSH Act and Related Legislations
  • Accident Prevention Principles
  • Chemistry of Fires and Explosions
  • Gas Meters
  • Safety Practices during Cleaning and Repairs of Tankers
  • Operations and Inspections of Tankers and Other Vessels
  • Gas-Free Inspections & Hot-Work Certification
  • Permit-to-Work Systems
  • Occupational Health

Practical Module (Compulsory):

  • Gas-Cutting and Arc-Welding
  • Use, Calibration and Maintenance of Gas Meters
  • Hot-work Certification

Mode of Assessment

Written Assessment:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Short questions

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of Successful Completion endorsed by NTUC LearningHub will be issued.


Applicants must have a Technical Diploma from an approved technical college
(i) ESS WPLN 6 OR O Level English Grade 6 & O Level Maths Grade 6 
(ii) WSH Skills & Knowledge equivalent to Advanced Certificate in WSH OR 4 years of relevant working experience in operations and coordination of safety work.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

  • Lectures
  • Discussion on case studies
  • Practical sessions
  • Ship inspection sessions

Funding Information

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the exam with a pass or competent result.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $2,000 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying to fund for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  •  Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click here

Course reference code in SkillsConnect:

  • English: CRS-N-0025378

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  • NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply. 

Additional Note

  •  SDU Points: 34




Individual Pricing w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$2803.74 S$3000.00
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old S$1648.74 S$1845.00
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old S$280.37 S$476.63
WTS Funding (95%) S$140.19 S$336.45
Corporate Pricing    
Non-SME w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$2803.74 S$3000.00
After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies (50%)* S$1648.74 S$1845.00
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old  S280.37  S$476.63
WTS Funding (95%) S$140.19 S$336.45
Original Course Fee S$2803.74 S$3000.00
After Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)** S$280.37 S$476.63
WTS Funding (95%) S$140.19 S$336.45
*Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.    
** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.    

Note: SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR 

  SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY

Please note that prices are subject to changes