SSG Approved (SDF Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit & PSEA)
Course Reference Number: TGS-2019500350
Funding Validity Period: Till 09 Jun 2025
Course Training Duration: 20 days (120 hrs of practical, 40 hrs of theory including assessment)
Mode of Training: Full-Time
This course will train you to the required competencies certification as a commercial diver for commercial diving operations using Commercial Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (CSCUBA) (No decompression; maximum depth 30m).
The training standard is prepared by the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC) in consultation with the Commercial Diving Association Singapore (CDAS). This standard is the minimum acceptable level of commercial diver training and certification required for such diving projects in Singapore. The training and assessment of commercial diver trainees is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislations, codes of practices, technical advisories, and guidelines e.g. Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), Code of Practice for Diving at Work (Singapore Standards SS511) and Technical Advisory (TA) for Inland/Inshore Commercial Diving Safety and Health.
To be certified as a CSCUBA commercial diver, the person must have completed all the relevant units for this level of training and certification awarded as outlined in this standard. It is the responsibility of the employer/contractor who engages the occupational divers to ensure the diving personnel are suitably trained and competent for the scope of work being carried out.
This training and certification of commercial divers are the requirements of authorities and industry demand a prescribed degree of training and competence to ensure an adequate degree of safety and performance during occupational diving operations. With this standard, it provides the authorities, clients, and contractors that certified commercial divers have attained the competencies to be employed as commercial divers.
This competency standard outlines the minimum requirements that must be achieved to ensure that occupational divers are trained/certified as competent commercial divers. This competency standard details the level of knowledge, theory requirements, and practical application of the diving techniques needed by divers while using Commercial SCUBA (CSCUBA) to a maximum depth of 30m (99fsw) with no decompression diving.
CORE Competency Units
SPECIFIC Competency Units
A minimum of 6 candidates are required to start the training.
Suitable for individual who aspires to start a commercial diver career.
The trainee must be in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive (refer to Singapore Standards SS511) issued, after examination, by a doctor experienced in underwater medicine and who is trained and qualified in Underwater Medicine, basic and advanced courses in diving medicine or courses of a similar standard.
Includes but not limited to Underwater inspection and photography; Environmental management; Scientific Diving; Aquaculture; Aquariums; Underwater film production; Police and emergency services rescue response.
Note: All dives are to be No Decompression diving.
There will be individual assessment such as personal dive record, correct use of CSCUBA diving equipment and many group work activities to encourage teamwork. Candidates are assessed by examinations, written reports and practical assessment.
Upon successful completion and passed the diver training and competency assessment, the delegate will be awarded with KBA Training Centre “Certificate of Completion”.
Note: This Standard does not apply to diving operations conducted within the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.
1. Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Grant - Up to 70% subsidy (eligibility criteria apply). Absentee Payroll (AP) approved.
*Final grant amount subject to SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) approval.
Eligibility: The general eligibility criteria are listed as follows:
NETT Fee payment. Company will pay KBAT the unfunded portion of the course fee. The training grant application submitted by the company is first routed to the training organisation for endorsement, before routing to SSG. Training organisation is responsible to submit the claim to SSG upon course completion. Upon approval of the claim, the course fee funding will be disbursed to the training organisation and Absentee Payroll funding, if applicable, will be disbursed to the company.
2. SkillsFuture Credit. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.gov.sg) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. Contact us for more information.
3. PSEA (Post-Secondary Education Account). All Singaporeans aged 30 and below can use their PSEA from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Click here for more information.
* Eligibility criteria apply to all above funding.
Upon successful completion of training, WSH Officer can apply for 20 SDU points as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program CPD/106/A1B/052 (WEF 01 Jul 2022 – 31 Dec 2022)
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This course instill safety awareness to everyone in the class. I feel that safety is paramount and nobody should neglect them.
The facilities and equipment are well maintained.
A big thank you to all the instructors, Allan, Leslie and Iqbal for making this course fun and exciting. Especially, for sharing their knowledge and past experiences.
Great facility. Great learning experience. Overall quite a good experience. Allan, Leslie and Iqbal have been great in terms of teaching.
I've enjoyed everything about the course. I would like to compliment both trainers for being professional throughout the whole course.
Enjoyed diving together with my coursemates. Training was lighthearted but effective at the same time. Allan, Leslie and Iqbal were great. They have good chemistry working together.
Instructors are strict and at the same time fun to work with.
The trainers are interactive and knowledgeable.
Very fun and interactive trainers.
I enjoyed most of it. Instructors were friendly and knowledgeable.
The instructors are very accommodating.
Mr. Leslie D'Cruz, the most professional, efficient, reliable, responsible comando ever.
I enjoyed the deep dive with good visibility. Practice theory test prior to the final exam were of good help!
I receive plenty of knowledge and more in depth about diving.
Knowing that you are diving safely and the experiences shared by both instructors and some experienced divers attending the same course.
I enjoyed the rescue drills, it's good for us in future if we are facing the situation. I get to meet old friends and share lots of our experiences to the newbies in the class.
Group activities and learning discussions in practical is good as it relates in a better view of understanding.
The trainers’ (Alan Hardy & Daniel Devadason) teaching style makes the course interesting!
From the start up to the present, I learned about my safety as a commercial diver.