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MULTI-SKILLING SCHEME for construction industry

An Alternative Upgrading Pathway For the Construction Workforce

BCA will be introducing a new Multi-skilling Scheme to provide an alternative pathway for the industry to upgrade their experienced workers.

The Multi-skilling Scheme complements the CoreTrade Scheme, which caters to workers specialised in key construction trades. It aims to build up a pool of workers who are competent in multiple construction trades to carry out more than one type of work tasks on-site. Employers will have greater flexibility in deploying multi-skilled workers on-site, hence reducing the downtime and improving their productivity.

Who can qualify to be a Multi-Skilled worker?

The Multi-skilling Scheme will commence registration of eligible construction workers from 1 Jul 2012 onwards. Workers will need to meet the following criteria to register:-

Minimum of 4 years of construction experience in Singapore(1); and

2 acceptable certifications

For first certification:

  1. Any SEC or SEC(K) certifications ; or

  2. Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certification, for Malaysian WPH.

For second certification:

  1. Any SEC(K) trade certification in a different trade from the first certification

Note(1) During registration, the employer will need to produce documents showing the WPH’s years of working experience in Singapore.

SEC(K) are available at BCA Academy and various BCA Approved Training and Testing Centre (ATTC). For the contact details of these ATTCs, please click here. For 2nd SEC(K) Express Course fees, please click here.

Continuing Education AND Training (CET) Requirements

Multi-skilled workers would be subjected to Continuing Education and Training (CET) requirements every 2 years, upon successful registration. If the CET requirement is not met within 60 days of deadline for renewal of registration, the Multi-Skilling registration would be considered as lapsed and the worker will need to re-register.

How to Apply?

Application for registration under the Multi-skilling Scheme may be submitted to BCA online at http://www.bca.gov.sg starting from 1 July 2012.

Industry Briefings on the Multi-Skilling Scheme

Briefings on the Multi-Skilling scheme will be conducted in Mar 2012. Registration details of the briefings can be found at http://www.bca.gov.sg/coretrade/others/replyform.pdf.

Please call 6730 4500 or email: bca_multiskill@bca.gov.sg  for enquiries regarding the multi-skilling scheme.

SEC(K) Trade Skills Recognised Under 2nd Certificate of the Multi-Skilling Scheme

1

Aluminium Formwork

31

Marine Driven Piling Operation

2

Asphalt Concrete Paving

32

Marine Sand Compaction Piling Operation

3

Bored Micro-Piling Operation

33

Metal Scaffold Erection

4

Bored Piling Operation 

34

Mobile Crane Operation

5

Bricklaying

35

Painting

6

Cladding Installation

36

Pipefitting

7

Construction Plant Operation  (Bulldozer Operation)

37

Plastering

8

Construction Plant Operation  (Excavator Loader Operation)

38

Plumbing & Pipefitting

9

Construction Plant Operation  (Track Shovel Operation)

39

Precast Concrete Component Erection

10

Crawler Crane Operation

40

Precast Kerb and Drain Laying

11

Crawler Drill Operation 

41

Prestressing

12

Curtain Wall Installation

42

Soil Drilling & instrumentation

13

Deep Cement Mixing Operation

43

Steel Reinforcement Work

14

Doors & Windows Installation (Timber)

44

Structural Steel Fitting

15

Doors and Windows Installation (Aluminium)

45

Suspended Ceiling Installation (Acoustical)

16

Driven Piling Operation

46

Suspended Ceiling Installation (Fibrous Plaster)

17

Ducting Installation for Air-Conditioning and Ventilation

47

System Formwork Installation

18

Electrical Wiring Installation

48

Telescopic Handler Operation

19

Fire Sprinkler Installation

49

Thermal Insulation

20

Gas Pipefitting

50

Tiling

21

Glazing

51

Timber Flooring

22

Guniting

52

Timber Formwork

23

Hydraulic Excavator Operation

53

Tower Crane (Luffing Jib) Operation

24

Interior Drywall Installation

54

Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operation

25

Interlocking Blocks Pavement Construction

55

Trenchless Pipe Installation

26

Jack-in Piling Operation

56

Tunnel Boring Machine (Earth Pressure Method)

27

Jet Grout Piling Operation

57

Tunnel Boring Machine (Slurry Method)

28

Joinery

58

Underground Pipe-Jacking

29

Lift Installation

59

Waterproofing

30

Marine Dredging Plant Operation

60

Welding

Circular on Multi-skilling scheme

Please click here to download the circular on the Multi-Skilling scheme.

Flyer on Multi-Skilling Scheme

Multi-Skill Online Registration

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