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Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health

Event Code: 46A17

Introduction
Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (Level A) is the first level of the four following qualifications under the WSQ WSH Professionals framework:
• Level A - Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health
• Level B - Advanced Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health
• Level C - Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health
• Level D - Graduate Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health

This Certificate is entry level course to the WSH profession.

 
Objective
The Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (CWSH) qualification will provide participants with basic competencies and a head start in WSH to become a WSH Representative.


Contents
This course consists of a total of 6 Competency Units (CU), of which 5 competency units are Core modules and 1 unit is Elective module. The details of the CUs are given below:

CORE UNITS
1. Identify Hazards and Maintain Risk Control Measures
2. Support WSH Legal Compliance and Incident Reporting
3. Participate in Implementing WSH Management Process
4. Check and report outcome of WSH inspection
5. Communicate and Relate Effectively at the Workplace (ES WSQ)

ELECTIVE UNIT
1. Work in a Team (ES WSQ) 


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Assumed Skills and Knowledge:
• ES Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Level 4 or Secondary 2 education; AND
• Completed a ES WSH module or any safety course; AND
• Preferably hold a WSH-related appointment


 ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
a) Participants will be assessed individually for each Competency Unit (CU).
b) Assessment for each CU will be competency-based and may consist of: Work Assignments, Case Studies, Role-Plays, Written Tests and Interview Sessions.
c) Participants must achieve at least 75% physical attendance to be eligible for all the assessments.
d) Participants who obtained SOAs for all required CUs will be awarded a WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health.


DETAIL
 
4th Intake: Starting 26 Feb 2020
Duration: 5 - 6 months
Frequency: 2 to 3 evenings on weekdays
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fees (incl of GST): S$3,100 (without Funding) / S$924* (with SDF Funding) /
S$492.52 (with Enhance Funding for SME) / S$492.52# (With Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Self sponsored applicant)
 
 

*Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available for this course. Prior to the registration, company is required to enroll their staff (Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident) through SSG's SkillsConnect system at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg. Eligible applicants pay the remaining fee (after deducting SDF Funding) and GST.

#Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
- Eligible for Singaporean aged 40 and above only
- Individual applicant shall submit completed application form, last 3 months' pay slips, and payment together with NRIC for verification at BCA Academy.

Funded portion of the course fee shall be paid to BCA in any of the following circumstances:
1) SSG does not approve the funding application.
2) SSG revokes the funding for whatever reason.
3) The participant does not fulfil minimum 75% attendance and/or fail any of the assessment components (e.g. written test, assignment, case study, etc) in any competency unit.
4) The participant breaches any of the terms and conditions of the course or funding grant.


This course is conducted in English.
(Registration is opened. Course commencement is subjected to minimum class size)


REGISTRATION
Placement will subject to meeting entry requirements and on first-come-first-serve basis. Those who are not placed in this run will be kept in the waiting list and will be considered for subsequent runs.


WITHDRAWAL
If the notice of withdrawal is received by BCA Academy 14 working days or more before the course/semester commencement date, 90% of the fee paid will be refunded. If the notice of withdrawal is received by BCA Academy between 4 to 13 working days before the course/semester commencement date, 75% of the fee will be refunded. If the notice of withdrawal is received by BCA Academy less than 4 working days before the course/semester commencement date, no refund will be given.


REPLACEMENT
Replacement of participants is allowed if the substitute meets all the entry requirements and the request is made at least 14 working days before the course/semester commencement date. No replacement is allowed for participants.


DEFERMENT
If the application for deferment is received by BCA Academy 14 working days or more before the course/semester commencement date, an administration fee of 10% of the original course/semester fee is chargeable. If the application is received by BCA Academy less than 14 working days but more than 3 working days before the course/semester commencement date, an administration fee of 25% of the fee is chargeable. No deferment is allowed if the notice is received by BCA Academy less than 4 working days before the course/semester commencement date. Under the circumstance, the case will be treated as a withdrawal unless the registered participant decides to proceed with the original course. Deferred participant returning to attend the course must meet the course requirements of the intake they are joining.


USE OF INFORMATION
“Information” means information relating to the participants and its sponsoring company in connection with, arising from or relating to this application and application for funding including but not limited to personal data and test results.

BCA, BCA Academy, BCA’s employees and agents will access and use the Information for the purpose of processing this application and conducting the course and related matters thereto.

BCA, BCA Academy, BCA’s employees and agents will disclose to other Government agencies and/or the Government any Information, where necessary.
 
 
 
Download Brochure Here


TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting and signing this application form, the company and individual applicant agree to the following:
a.  The company and individual applicant has read and understood the terms of the brochure (if available) and the application form.
b.  The company and individual applicant warrant that the particulars given in the application form are accurate.
c.  The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) can disclose to other government agencies any information relating to this application.
d.  Payment for the course must be made before the course commencement date.
e.  Any Direct Debit and Direct Credit Authorisation for GIRO applications previously signed and passed to BCA will apply to payments made under this course.
f.   BCA Academy reserves the right to accept or reject the application for whatever reason.
g.  BCA Academy shall at its discretion allocate a space to the registered applicant, based on availability.
h.  BCA Academy reserves the right to amend any details relating to the course, revise the course fees without prior notice, cancel or postpone the course.
i.   Request for withdrawal or replacement must be made in writing. Requests are subject to approval by BCA Academy:
-    Written request for replacement must reach BCA Academy at least 3 working days before the course commencement date. There will be no additional charges for suitable replacement.
-    Written request for withdrawal that reaches BCA Academy
•    At least 2 weeks before the course commencement date: 10% administration fee is payable.
•    Less than 2 weeks but more than 3 working days before the course commencement date: 25% administration fee is payable.
•    3 working days or less before the course commencement date: There will be no refund of course fee.
j.   Request for postponement of participation in the course must be made in writing.
-    Written request for postponement that reaches BCA Academy
•    At least 2 weeks before the course commencement date: 10% administration fee is payable.
•    Less than 2 weeks but more than 3 working days before the course commencement date: 25% administration fee is payable.
•    3 working days or less before the course commencement date: There will be no postponement granted. There will also be no refund of course fees even if the applicant is not able to attend the course.
k.  The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points indicated for any course offered by BCA Academy is subject to change and final approval by the relevant professional accreditation bodies.
l.   Funding and subsidies offered by BCA / BCA Academy or third party organisations for the courses are subject to approval. The company must make the application for funding and subsidies. Neither BCA nor BCA Academy is to be held liable and the company agrees to pay BCA the applicable funding amount if funding and subsidies are either granted at a reduced amount, not granted at all or if funding is revoked, for whatever reason.
m. All information, materials, services, intellectual property and other property and rights provided by BCA and BCA Academy during the course are provided on an “as is” basis. BCA and BCA Academy makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to any matter, and all such warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly disclaimed.
n.  The materials supplied to the company and individual applicant for the course (“Materials”) are for their personal reference only and the company and individual applicant is not supposed to otherwise use the Materials. The company and individual applicant shall defend and indemnify BCA and BCA Academy and its officers, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, damage, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) imposed upon BCA and BCA Academy in connection with any claim arising out of the company and individual applicant’s use of the Materials.

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