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TERMS AND CONDITIONS



IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS GRANTED BY THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY (BCA). BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE AND/OR USING THE ONLINE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THESE TERMS OR CONDITIONS, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE YOUR ACCESS OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES
DISCLAIMER
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
INDEMNITY
MISCELLANEOUS
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
PAYMENT
ONLINE SUBMISSION
OVER-THE-COUNTER SUBMISSION
WHAT IS INTER-BANK GIRO
SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS
REPLACEMENT, WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND
DEFERMENT, POSTPONEMENT AND PROGRAMME SWITCHING
TOP UP PAYMENT
REFUND PAYMENT
CANCELLATION
PROCESSING TIME FRAME
PURPOSE OF COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA

 
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES


Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, the copyright and all other intellectual property in the contents of this website, including, but not limited to, all design, text, sound recordings, images or links, are the property of the BCA. As such, they shall not be reproduced, transmitted, published, performed, broadcast, adapted, distributed, displayed, licensed, altered, hyperlinked or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner or by any means or stored in an information retrieval system without the prior written consent of the BCA. Save and except with the BCA's prior written consent, you may not insert a hyperlink to this website or any part thereof on any other website or "mirror" or frame this website, any part thereof, or any information or materials contained in this website on any other server, website or webpage.

All trade marks, service marks and logos used in this website are the property of the BCA and/or the respective third party proprietors identified in this website. No licence or right is granted and your access to this website and/or use of the online services should not be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use, reproduce or download any trade marks, service marks or logos appearing on the website without the prior written consent of the BCA or the relevant third party proprietor thereof. Save and except with the BCA's prior written consent, no such trade mark, service mark or logo may be used as a hyperlink or to mark any hyperlink to any the BCA member's site or any other site.

DISCLAIMER


The information and materials contained in or accessed through this website, including services, products, information, data, text, graphics, audio, video, links or other items, are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

The BCA does not warrant the truth, accuracy, adequacy, completeness or reasonableness of the information and materials contained in or accessed through this website and expressly disclaims liability for any errors in, or omissions from, such information and materials.

The information contained in this website may be modified, deleted or replaced from time to time and at any time, without notice in the absolute discretion of the BCA.

No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory (including but not limited to, warranties of title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, non-infringement of third-party intellectual property rights, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus and other malicious code), is given in conjunction with such information and materials, or this website in general.

No warranty is given that access to any information or materials on this website will be provided uninterrupted or free from errors or that any identified defect will be corrected; further, no warranty is given that this website or any information or materials are free from any virus or other malicious, destructive or corrupting code, agent, program or macros.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY


Under no circumstances shall the BCA be liable regardless of the form of action for any failure of performance, system, server or connection failure, error, omission, interruption, breach of security, computer virus, malicious code, delay in operation or transmission, transmission error or unavailability of access in connection with your accessing this website and/or using the online services even if the BCA had been advised as to the possibility.

In no event shall the BCA be liable to you or any other party for any damages, losses, expenses or costs whatsoever (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, loss of profits or loss of opportunity) arising in connection with your use of this website, or reliance on any information, materials or online services provided at this website, regardless of the form of action and even if the BCA had been advised as to the possibility of such damages.

For your convenience, the BCA may include hyperlinks to websites on the Internet that are owned or operated by third parties. Such linked websites are not under the control of the BCA and the BCA cannot accept responsibility for the contents of or the consequences of accessing any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Furthermore, the hyperlinks provided in this website shall not be considered or construed as an endorsement or verification of such linked websites or the contents therein. You agree that your access to and/or use of such linked websites is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of access and/or use contained therein.

This exclusion clause shall take effect to the fullest extent permitted by the Law.

INDEMNITY

You hereby agree to indemnify the BCA against all damages, losses, expenses and costs (including legal costs) suffered or incurred by the BCA in connection with or arising from
  1. your access of this website and/or use of the online services, or
  2. any other party's access of this website and/or use of the online services using your user id and/or login password, or.
  3. your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions of Access, or
  4. any other party's breach of any of these Terms and Conditions of Access where such party was able to access this website and/or use the online services by using your user id and/or login password.
MISCELLANEOUS

The BCA may terminate your access to this website and/or your use of the online services at any time without notice and without assigning any reason thereto.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION


Nothing herein shall be construed as a representation by the BCA that the information and materials contained in or accessed through this website is appropriate or available for use in geographic areas or jurisdictions other than Singapore. By accessing this website and/or using the online services, you agree that such access and/or use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Singapore and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.

In the event that the laws of the jurisdiction you are in do not permit or impose restrictions on the access to the contents of the website, you shall forthwith discontinue access or comply with such restrictions.

PAYMENT


All fees are to be paid at the time of application. Fees paid to BCA do not mean acceptance of applications. Applications shall be subjected to approval from BCA. Fees paid shall be refunded for those applications rejected by BCA.

ONLINE SUBMISSION


Applicant can submit his application via online submission.
Payment via online submission can be made by the following modes :-

         GIRO
         CREDIT CARD

*Credit Card validation is performed securely offline. Application will be rejected if credit card information is incomplete or incorrect or there is insufficient funds in the account.

OVER-THE-COUNTER SUBMISSION


Applicant can submit his application at the BCA Academy counter located at 200 Braddell Road, Singapore 579700
and pay his fee electronically. The forms of electronic payment that can be made are GIRO, Nets, Cash Card or Credit Card.

For enquiries on GIRO payment,please call 62489921/62489826.

Operation Hours :
0830 hours to 1230 hours; 1330 hourse to 1700 hours (Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays and eve of major Public Holidays)

WHAT IS INTER-BANK GIRO


Inter-bank GIRO (IBG) is a services that enables you to pay your fee electronically.

How to make payment through GIRO

1.

You need to have an existing approved Direct Debit Authorisation (DDA) for payment.

2.

Please indicate your GIRO account number on the application form. If your application is approved, GIRO deduction will take effect within 7 working days.

3.

If you do not have an existing DDA with BCA and wish to make payment for the next application you may download and complete the DDA form. The DDA form must be submitted to BCA two months before the next application.

4.

GIRO payment is effected when the applicant receives the notification letter.

SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS


For courses where subsidies and grants is applicable, eg. SDF Subsidy, refer to the respective course application form and under 'Terms and Conditions' for administrative details.

REPLACEMENT, WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND


For replacement, withdrawal and refund, refer to the respective course application form, and look under 'Terms and Conditions' for details.

DEFERMENT, POSTPONEMENT AND PROGRAMME SWITCHING


For deferment, postponement and programme switching, refer to the respective course application form, and look under 'Terms and Conditions' for details.

TOP UP PAYMENT


Where switching of training or testing programme has been approved by BCA, you may be required to top up payment if the new programme fees are higher.

REFUND PAYMENT


If a payment warrants a refund, BCA will arrange to refund the amount paid through cheque or interbank GIRO. The refund shall be made within 30 days upon approval of the refund request. No interest shall be imposed for the amount to be refunded. BCA will inform the applicant if a refund request is not valid.

CANCELLATION


BCA reserves the right to amend the details in the course brochure, revise the course fee without prior notice, to cancel, postpone or change the venue of the course in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.

PROCESSING TIME FRAME


All applications shall be processed within 1 working day. An applicant can view his application status online. Under normal circumstances when an applicant meets the application requirements, the applicant shall be notified of the result of his application within 3 weeks from the closing date of the programme.

PURPOSE OF COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA


The collection of personal data is required for course/test applications and administration purposes, and for dissemination of new courses and programmes information.