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Trade Tests at SEC(K) level

BCA introduced trade tests at Skills Evaluation Certificate (K) or SEC(K) level in Feb 2000. The SEC(K) consist of a 1 hour written test and a 4 to 5 hours practical test component and only those who pass both components of the test will be awarded the SEC(K) certificate.

The written test component consists of multiple–choice questions in English with translations in Chinese, Tamil and Thai. It ensures that the worker possess essential trade knowledge such as the materials, tools and equipment used in the trade; work sequence; good practices to be adopted; and safety requirements.

The practical test component assesses the worker’s practical craft-skills competency. It ensures that the worker is able to meet quality standards for the trade through the timely completion of a practical test project based on the expected skills set of a skilled tradesman.

The syllabus and sample test papers for relevant trades are available at the Singapore’s offices of the Overseas Test Centres (OTCs).


New Integrated Syllabi for all formwork trades:

  1. With effect from 01 Jan 2016, all formwork trades training and test at the ATTCs and OTCs will be based on a new integrated syllabi which is enhanced with formwork safety components.

  2. Workers who attend the courses and pass the tests at the ATTCs and OTCs based on the integrated syllabi will be exempted from attending the Formwork Safety Course for Workers (FSCW) conducted by MOM’s Accredited Training Providers (ATPs) or Learning Service Providers (LSPs).

  3. The SEC(K) certificates issued to these workers will have “Enhanced” added to the trade names, for example:

    • Enhanced Aluminium Formwork
    • Enhanced System Formwork 
    • Enhanced Timber Formwork 

Click here for the video of the trade tests.


Registration Procedures For Overseas Testing

Test Registration With Prior Approval

Upon receipt of the Prior Approval (PA) and two copies of Form T1 (applicant's copy and BCA's copy) from the Construction Permit Section, the contractor/applicant company is required to complete and submit both copies of Form T1 and the original approved PA form to the respective S'pore offices of the selected OTCs.

To register for overseas testing, the Prior Approval (PA) is required to be valid for at least 2 months from the closing date for tests in that country. The OTC will record the number of test candidates registered for test and endorse both Form T1 and original PA form, and return the Applicant's Copy of Form T1 to the contractors.

The respective contractors/employers who register their test candidates for trade tests must bring and employ all those who have passed the SEC(K) tests, within 4 months after the test date.

Upon the foreign workers' arrival in Singapore, the employer must, within one week of workers' arrival, bring those who have passed the SEC(K) tests to BCA's Enrolment Unit for identity verification. Work Permit will only be issued to verified workers.

OTC Closing Dates: https://www.bca.gov.sg/academy/cop_Testcenters.aspx


Test Registration Without Prior Approval for Skills Evaluation Certificate (Knowledge) test at Higher Skill Level

The applicant (the Company) registering the workers for test at higher skill level under the man-year entitlement wavier route is required to submit to BCA a Request for Approval. The applicant may approach the OTC with whom he would like to apply for the candidate to take test in and via the OTC office in Singapore submit the Request for Approval document to BCA. In the Request for Approval, under the conditions of test registration, the applicant (the Company) is to undertake to bring in and employ all those new workers who have passed the tests within 5 months from the test dates. The applicant need not submit the Prior Approval and Form T1 but would be required to submit other documents for verification purposes. The format of the Request for Approval and details of the other documents to be submitted can be obtained from the OTC offices in Singapore.

Test candidates who have passed their tests are required to have their identities verified in person at 200 Braddell Road, within the 1st week, upon their arrival in Singapore. Failing which, their work permit applications may not be approved.


Registration Procedure for Tower Crane Operation Test (CSC) Overseas


Terms and Conditions For Acceptance of Trade Test Registration

BCA reserves the right to cancel, without notice the trade tests that have been scheduled and registered; and the acceptance of the registration of trade tests is subject to the following:-

  1. The relevant OTC and BCA will only respectively refund the test administration fee and the test fee collected;

  2. The test registration applicant and its agent shall accept the risks, loss and inconvenience whatsoever that may arise from registering his workers for the trade tests; and undertake to indemnify and keep harmless BCA against all proceedings, suits, actions, claims, demand, costs and expenses whatsoever which may be taken or made against BCA in respect of any loss, damage or whatsoever occasioned directly or indirectly from the cancellation of the tests.


ADDRESSES AND CONTACTS OF SINGAPORE'S OFFICES OF OTCs

India Overseas Test Centres:

TAC RESOURCES (INDIA) PTE LTD

Company Tiong Aik Construction Pte Ltd
Address No. 1 Jalan Berseh #03-01 New World Centre Singapore 209037
Telephone 6392 2988
Fax 6392 0988
Contact Person Mdm Toh Suat Ngoh /Rena Lim
Email suatngo@tiongaik.com.sg, renalim@tiongaik.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre 1) No.1/7, Subash Chandra Bose Nagar Main Road, Vengadamangalam Village, Chengelpet District, Chennai 600127

2) 2/171 Pandian Salai, Neelankarai, Chennai 600115
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

HYTECH GOODWILL TRAINING AND TESTING CENTRE

Company Hytech Builders Pte Ltd
Address Blk 165, Bukit Merah Central #05-3685/7 Singapore 150165
Telephone 6272 0802
Fax 6273 6569
Contact Person Mr Lau Loo Peng
Email loopeng@hytech.com.sg, training@hytech.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre #2/392A, Mambakkam Road, Medavakkam, Chennai 601302
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), CSOC

KOON SENG CONSTRUCTION (INDIA) PVT LTD

Company Koon Seng Construction (India) Pte Ltd
Address No.2 Sungei Kadut Loop, Singapore 729449
Telephone 6285 5504
Fax 6289 0639
Contact Person Mr Devaraj / Mr Ganesh Kumar
Email kscotc@singnet.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre No.9 Elcot Avenue, Sholinganallur Village, Chennai 600019
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), CSOC

TTJ TEST CENTRE (HYDERABAD)

Company TTJ Design And Engineering Pte Ltd
Address 57, Pioneer Road, S 628508
Telephone 6862 2126
Fax 6862 0284
Contact Person Mr Theva
Email theva.karan@ttj.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre House No. 8-56 & 8-56/1, Isnapur Cross Road, Isnapur Village, Patancheru Mandal, Medak District, Telangana 502 307, India
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), CSOC

ASV - QXY SKILLS TEST CENTRE (HYDERABAD)

Company QXY Resources Pte Ltd
Address 28A Penjuru Close, #01-04, (S)609129
Telephone 6515 0980; 62561689; 91005660 ; 96660332
Fax 6515 0981; 62561091
Contact Person Ms Christine Lum, Ms Elyn Tan
Email chrislum@singnet.com.sg, admin@qxyresources.com
Local Address of Test Centre No. 4, Indrakaran, Sangareddy Mandal, Medal District, Telangana State 502329, India
Type of Tests Available SEC(K)

HTTC OVERSEAS TESTING AND TRAINING SERVICES PVT LTD (KOLLATA)

Company Hi-Tek Construction Pte Ltd
Address No. 9 Tagore Lane #04-25 Singapore 787472
Telephone 6280 5383
Fax 6289 0664
Contact Person Mr Vincent Ng
Email vincent@hi-tek.com.sg, admin@hi-tek.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre 244, Badu Road, Opposite BSF Camp, C/o Amrit Export, Kolkata - 700128
Type of Tests Available SEC(K)

PRC Overseas Test Centres:

HANGZHOU TEST CENTRE

Company Zhejiang Construction Investment (S) Pte Ltd
Address 8 Jurong Town Hall Road, #25-05, The JTC Summit, Singapore 609434
Telephone 6848 7258/ 9873 9829
Fax 63162417
Contact Person Ms Kelly Thew
Email kelly@zhejiang.com.sg, info@zhejiang.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre Ren He Town East Industrial Park, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China
杭州市仁和镇东方工业园(四固坝路)
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

JINAN TEST CENTRE

Company Nanjing Minglu Construction Engineering Co. Ltd Singapore Branch
Address 11 Irving Place, #11-02, Tai Seng Point, Singapore 369551
Telephone 6702 1761 (Main)/ 6702 1792 (DID)
Fax 6702 1780
Contact Person Ms Jessie Liu Ye
Email jessieliu@vicoep.com
Local Address of Test Centre No. 6301 Industrial Second Road, Zhang Qiu District Jinan City
济南市章丘工业二路6301号
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

NANJING TEST CENTRE

Company China Construction (South Pacific) Dev Co Pte Ltd
Address 10 Hoe Chiang Road, #27-02, Keppel Towers Singapore 089315
Telephone 6225 2100
Fax 6225 2900
Contact Person Ms Gina Sng
Email ginasng@chinaconstruction.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre No. 58 Huangshan Road, Jianye District, Postal Code 210019, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China
中国江苏 南京市 建业区 黄山路58号 邮编号 210019
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

CHONGQING TEST CENTRE

Company China Construction (South Pacific) Dev Co Pte Ltd
Address 10 Hoe Chiang Road, #27-02, Keppel Towers Singapore 089315
Telephone 6225 2100
Fax 6225 2900
Contact Person Ms Gina Sng
Email ginasng@chinaconstruction.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre No. 11, The 2nd Village, Shangqiao, Shapingba District, Chongqing, People's Republic of China
重庆市沙坪坝区上桥2村11号
Type of Tests Available SEC(K)

SHENYANG TEST CENTRE

Company Zhejiang Construction Investment Pte Ltd
Address 8 Jurong Town Hall Road, #25-05, The JTC Summit, Singapore 609434
Telephone 6848 7258/ 9873 9829
Fax 6316 2417
Contact Person Ms Kelly
Email kelly@zhejiang.com.sg, info@zhejiang.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre No. 99 Wenxu Road, Huanggu District, Shenyang, People's Republic of China
沈阳市皇姑区文储路99号沈阳市公安局警察训练支队后身
Type of Tests Available SEC(K)

Thailand Overseas Test Centres:

CHIANGMAI TESTING CENTRE

Company Santarli Construction Pte Ltd
Address No. 531 Yishun Industrial Park A, Santarli Building, Singapore 768739
Telephone 6852 3388 / 6755 6676
Fax 6852 0055 / 6755 4566
Contact Person Ms Adeline Teo / Ms Jennie Chua
Email adelineteo@santarli.com
Local Address of Test Centre No 143 Village No. 2, Soi Baan Morn, Chiang Mai San Kamphaeng Road, San Klang Sub-District, San Khamphaeng District, Chiang Mai Province
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

PORNPEN TEST CENTRE (BANGKOK)

Company Singapore Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
Address 50 Changi South Street 1, Singapore 486126
Telephone 6235 5088 / 6546 5292
Fax 6733 3664
Contact Person Ms Alice Tiong
Email alicetiong@bbr.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre 124 Village No.10, Klongnokkratung Sub-District, Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom 73130, Bangkok, Thailand
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill

THAI PATTANA TEST CENTRE (UDON THANI)

Company LC & T Builder (1971) Pte Ltd
Address 17 Sungei Kadut Loop Singapore 729459
Telephone 6363 3422
Fax 6367 4429
Contact Person Ms Lim Li Ling
Email lim.liling@lct.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre 391 Mu. 2 Ban Nongtum, T. Banchan A. Muang, Udonthani
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Multi-Skill, CSOC

Bangladesh Overseas Test Centres:

FONDA TEST CENTRE

Company Fonda Construction Pte Ltd
Address 45 Sungei Kadut Loop, Singapore 729495
Telephone 6481 7255
Fax 6481 8180
Contact Person Mr Melvin Ong
Email Melvin@tree.com.sg, axisskill@gmail.com
Local Address of Test Centre Beroon, Jamgora, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

SANTARLI'S STL TEST CENTRE

Company Santarli Construction Pte Ltd
Address No. 531 Yishun Industrial Park A, Santarli Building, Singapore 768739
Telephone 6852 3388
Fax 6852 0055
Contact Person Ms Adeline Teo
Email adelineteo@santarli.com
Local Address of Test Centre Kudab, Mirer Bazar, Pubail Gazipur Sadar Gazipur, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

Singapore Engineering & Construction - South Point Skills Centre

Company Singapore Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
Address 50 Changi South Street 1, Singapore 486126
Telephone 6546 5292
Fax 6733 3664
Contact Person Mr Chiew Hock Meng / Ms Alice Tiong
Email alicetiong@bbr.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre Zirabo, Ghoshbag, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

COMFORTDELGRO-SETSCO TEST CENTRE

Company Setsco Services Pte Ltd
Address 18 Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore 508969
Telephone 6895 0619 / 9191 2110
Fax 6566 7718
Contact Person Mr Nah Hock San
Email nahhs@setsco.com
Local Address of Test Centre 522 Dhour Rajahari, Kamarparu, Turaj Dhaka-1230, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Multi-Skill, CSOC

LIAN BENG'S (BANGLADESH) TEST CENTRE

Company Lian Beng Construction (1988) Pte Ltd
Address 29 Harrison Road, Lian Beng Building, Singapore 369648
Telephone 6382 2345
Fax 6382 1140
Contact Person Ms Priscilla Lim
Email lbtc@lianbenggroup.com.sg, priscilla@charteredea.sg
Local Address of Test Centre 107 Ghoshbag, Zirabo, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Multi-Skill, CSOC

PROGRESSIVE TEST CENTRE

Company Progressive Builders Pte Ltd
Address 18 Boon Lay Way, #10-133 18@tradehub21, Singapore 609966
Telephone 6795 5055
Fax 6795 2022
Contact Person Ms Elina Tan; Ms Jane Wong
Email Elina.tan@progressive.com.sg,main@progressive.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre Old Banga Bandu Road, Tongabari, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Multi-Skill, CSOC

WELLTECH OVERSEAS TECHNICAL CENTRE

Company WellTech Construction Pte Ltd
Address 162 Race Course Road, Singapore 218603
Telephone 6299 2858 / 6713 9188
Fax 6299 2821
Contact Person Mdm Toh
Email tohpt@welltech.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre Bangabandhu Road, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Multi-Skill, CSOC

Myanmar Overseas Test Centres:

HTET OO- TEAMBUILD TRAINING AND TEST CENTRE (SA+M/S)

Company Teambuild Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
Address 32 Sungei Kadut Way, #02-01, Singapore 728787
Telephone 6362 0552
Fax 6362 4092
Contact Person Ms Yvonne Heng
Email yvonne@teambuild.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre No.24, Nawaday Road, Industrial Zone 3, Hlaing Tha Yar Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Skills Assessment, Multi-Skill, CSOC

KABAR - TIONG SENG TEST CENTRE

Company Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd
Address 510 Thomson Road #08-00, SLF Building Singapore 298135
Telephone 6347 2113 / 9617 1900
Fax 6356 0688
Contact Person Mr Andrew Khng
Email andrew.khng@tiongseng.com.sg, otc@tiongseng.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre No. 41, 6 Street, Yangon Industrial Zone, Mingalardon Garden City, Mingalardon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Type of Tests Available SEC(K), Multi-Skill

Sri Lanka Overseas Test Centres:

FONDA TEST CENTRE (SRI LANKA)

Company Fonda Global Engineering Pte Ltd
Address 45 Sungei Kadut Loop, Singapore 729495
Telephone 6481 7255
Fax 6481 8180
Contact Person Mr Melvin Ong
Email Melvin@tree.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre Katunayake Export Processing Zone, No. 10, Phase 01, EPZ, Katunayake
Type of Tests Available SEC(K)

JAYALATH CHIU TENG LANKA TESTING CENTRE

Company Chiu Teng Construction Co Pte Ltd
Address 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2, #10-50, Singapore 338729
Telephone 6250 9000
Fax 6250 1623
Contact Person Mr Cedric Ng
Email cedric.ng@ctcco.com.sg
Local Address of Test Centre CENTRE for Vocational training, Nugadola Estate, Attanagalla Road, Pasyala, Sri Lanka
Type of Tests Available SEC(K)

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