Full program description

WSQ Specialist Diploma in Occupational Hygiene

What's In It For Me

  • Equip one with the knowledge and competencies of an Occupational Hygiene Officer
  • Able to have a broad appreciation of the Occupational Hygiene matters at the workplace
  • For individuals who would like to upgrade themselves

Course Overview

The WSQ Specialist Diploma in Occupational Hygiene is a competency-based training programme that aims to equip individuals with the competencies of an Occupational Hygiene (OH) officer.

SDU Points

32 Points

Who Should Attend

  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) professionals such as WSH Coordinators, Officers, and Auditors
  • Occupational Health Professionals such as nurses and physicians
  • 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.,
  • Professionals who would like to gain knowledge and a broad appreciation of the Occupational Hygiene matters at the workplace

Course Duration

276 (Training hrs) / 27.5 (Assessment/Exam hrs)

Full-Time/Part-Time

Course Outline

Core Modules (complete ALL 8 Modules)

  • Interpret Basic Workplace Health Practices
  • Monitor Noise and Vibration
  • Control Noise and Vibration
  • Measure Exposure and Assess the Risks due to Hazardous Substances
  • Evaluate Health Effects due to Hazardous Substances
  • Manage Hazardous Substances
  • Evaluate Ergonomics – Related Hazards
  • Compose Technical Report

Elective Modules - Group 1 (complete 2 Modules)

  • Assess and Control Thermal Stressors
  • Assess Confined Space for Safe Entry and Work

Elective Modules - Group 2 (complete 1 Module)

  • Solve Problem and Make Decision at Managerial  Level

Individuals may seek credit exemptions for the following elective modules by submitting documentary evidence: 

(Group 1)

  • Manage Radioactive Materials and Irradiating Apparatus
  • Control Hazards in Handling Laser Devices 
  • Manage Asbestos and Other Fibres Risks (Not offered in NTUC LearningHub)
  • Manage Skin Exposure Risks (Not offered in NTUC LearningHub)
  • Manage Indoor Air Quality (Not offered in NTUC LearningHub)
  • Evaluate and Control Biological Hazards

(Group 2)

  • Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement

Mode of Assessment

Individuals will be assessed for each unit through various methodologies such as written questioning, written assignment, case studies, practicals and oral questioning etc.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Pre-requisites

The minimum criteria for admission for the WSQ Specialist Diploma in Occupational Hygiene are:

(i) ES WPLN Level 6, OR Grade C6 in GCE 'O' Level for English and Mathematics; AND

(ii) Grade C6 in GCE 'O' Level Science (Chemistry and Physics)

^^ Trainees with Specialist Diploma in WSH can be exempted from the Maths and Physics GCE 'O' Level requirements for the Occupational Hygiene Courses

Preference will be given to candidates who have at least 2 years of working experience in any industry. 

Credit Exemption

Selected units under the OH Professionals WSQ framework have been closely referenced to existing Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and National Environmental Agency (NEA) courses.

Individuals who have undertaken the MOM/NEA accredited courses will need to submit documentary evidence to seek exemption for corresponding units in the OH Professionals WSQ framework.

Recognition Arrangement

Selected units under the OH Professionals WSQ framework have been closely referenced to existing Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and National Environmental Agency (NEA) courses.

Individuals who have undertaken the MOM/NEA accredited courses will need to submit documentary evidence to seek exemption for corresponding units in the OH Professionals WSQ framework.

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.
  • Online applications are not applicable for companies applying funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $1,900 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding 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-Q-0022942-MF

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. 

Price

Individual Pricing w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$9,500.00 S$10,165.00
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old S$4,750.00 S$5,415.00
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old S$3,500.00 S$4,165.00
WTS Funding (95%) S$475.00 S$1,140.00
Corporate Pricing
Non-SME w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$9,500.00 S$10,165.00
After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies (50%)* S$4,750.00 S$5,415.00
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old  S$3,500.00   S$4,165.00
WTS Funding (95%) S$475.00 S$1,140.00
SME w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$9,500.00 S$10,165.00
After Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)** S$3,500.00 S$4,165.00
WTS Funding (95%) S$475.00 S$1,140.00
*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

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