SSG Approved (SDF Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit & PSEA)
Course Reference Number: TGS-2019500351
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 Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE) (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). The training and assessment of commercial diver trainees are 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 SSDE commercial diver, the person must have completed Commercial Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (CSCUBA) Diver training and all the relevant units for the level of training and certification awarded as outlined in this standard. It is the responsibility of the employer/contractor who engages the occupational diver 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 SSDE diving to a maximum depth of 30m (99fsw).
CORE Competency Units
SPECIFIC Competency Units
Enhanced Units for Deck Decompression Chamber (Optional)
These (2) units are optional, however, divers shall be trained and certified in the DDC units for diving operations requiring a DDC onsite.
Minimum 6 candidates required for training to commence
Suitable for individuals 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; Underwater engineering and construction.
Note: All dives are to be No Decompression diving.
There will be individual assessments such as personal dive records, use and set up SSDE equipment, and many group work activities to encourage teamwork. Candidates are assessed by examinations and practical assessment. Upon successful completion and passed the diver training and competency assessment, the delegate will be awarded the KBA Training ‘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/053 (WEF 01 Jul 2022 – 31 Dec 2022)
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Deep dives gave me a really good insight on what to expect on a boat and also a good insight if things do not go so well and what to do.
Leslie did a great job leading the course. Allan Ross shared a lot thru experience. Daniel has got good interaction skills.
The course emphasized on safety and standardization which helps to reduce risk and injury.
I enjoyed the skills and knowledge that I learnt from the instructors. The course was very good for the real world industry.
Get the feel of using hard hat KM 37, KM 47 and KM 77.
Enjoyed the fun and laughter during the training.
I learn something new all the time and the deep dive is fun! The trainer (Daniel) is awesome!
I enjoyed using different equipment and simulation of job task.
With a few years of working in the industry, KBAT gives a greater depth of training for commercial diving.
I like the teamwork and interaction between instructor and course trainees.
I enjoyed the actual diving because it builds more confidence in the water.
The introduction to Hydraulic tools that are relevant in the industry is good.
The trainers were patient to teach us again when we did something wrongly.
A lot of hands-on activities and practical to help us to get familiar with using the equipment. The cutting task, vessel inspection / cleaning and construction dives were interesting.
Trainers were interactive and awesome.
I enjoyed most with the comraderies of my batch mates and working together in this course!