SSG Approved (SDF Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit & PSEA)
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020501191
Funding Validity Period: Till 09 Jun 2025
Course Training Duration: 8 days (24 hours of practical, 40 hours of theory including assessment)
Mode of Training: Full-Time
This course specifies the competencies required for training and certification of Inland/Inshore diving supervisors for commercial diving operations using Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE). The course outlines the competency and training requirements for Inland/Inshore Level 4 diving supervisor qualification: SSDE Diving Supervisor (also named as Inland/Inshore Diving Supervisor) (Maximum depth 30msw) and describe the competency requirements to train dive supervisors to safely and competently plan and supervise Inland/Inshore diving operations involving SSDE.
This Standard is prepared by the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC) in consultation with the Commercial Diving Association (Singapore). It should be understood by the user of this standard that the requirements contained herein are the minimum acceptable levels. All the training and assessment of commercial diver trainees shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation, 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.
This Standard is the second part (Part 2) of the standards relevant to the training and certification of commercial divers, where the requirements of authorities and industry demand a prescribed standard of training and competence to ensure an adequate degree of safety and performance during diving operations. With this standard, it provides the authorities, training providers and trainees a summary of the minimum competencies required by Inland/Inshore SSDE Diving Supervisors, and details the minimum content of a training course for imparting these competencies to a trainee occupational dive supervisor.
This competency standard outlines the minimum requirements for commercial diving supervisors to work safely and competently, and to be trained/certified as a SSDE Diving Supervisor. It is intended to provide understanding, describes the theory requirements, practical application of diving knowledge, techniques required to supervise dives while using SSDE to a maximum depth of 30msw (metres of sea water).
CORE Competency Units
SPECIFIC Competency Units
A minimum of 4 candidates are required to start the training.
Suitable for individuals who are already qualified as SSDE Diver and aspires to further their commercial diving career in Singapore
(A shortlist but not limited to these positions)
The supervisor has an overall responsibility of the above diving operations and is responsible for the dive team. He/she will be in-charged during diving operations and is responsible of the dive teams safety and health.
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 to a maximum depth of 30m.
Note: All dives are to be No Decompression diving.
There will be many group work activities such as conduct a job specific dive briefing/ tool box talk meeting, preparation of dive plan, develop emergency response procedure, develop a dive plan, planning and implementing the dive, supervise correct actions during emergency etc.
Candidates are assessed throughout the training period and by a multiple-choice examination on the final day of the course. Upon successful completion and passed the diving supervisor training and course assessments, the delegate will be awarded with KBA Training ‘Certificate of Completion— Inland/Inshore Diving Supervisor’ and the CDAS 'Inland/Inshore' Diving Supervisor Card.
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 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/055 (WEF 01 Jul 2022 – 31 Dec 2022)
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Eye-opener course. Learned many things about diving safety and safe practices.
It's an eye opening course. It allows me to know more about the SS511.
I enjoyed how the instructor deliver the lessons through his own experience. Keep up the good work!
I enjoyed the theory lesson as I'm weak in most subject and after the lesson I gained knowledge and know how. I would like to give a big "Thank You" to all the trainers with their dedication providing us with life's knowledge and always making us aware and to keep thinking.
I enjoyed the practical lessons. The course is very in depth with regards to commercial diving in Singapore.
Good to refresh on most topics and very informative.
Good content. Competent instructor.
Easy to understand. Loud and clear.
The trainer put in a lot of effort to explain the course, it would be good if we had training simulator in the course.
The case studies were very informative, this is a very good course for Inland/Inshore diving to learn from.
I believed all Supervisor in Singapore should sit for this course because we learn about SS511 and legal compliance.
Instructor is very interactive with the trainees.
The physical (practical) components were very engaging.
Good planning on the course structure, I enjoy the practical session, better knowledge absorption.
Extremely knowledgeable trainer (Daniel) equipped with good experience to impart the knowledge catered to each individual capabilities.