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Eligibility & Requirements

BCA Core Trade Eligibility & Requirements

Workers who are eligible for BCA Core Trade registration include locals as well as suitable longer-staying and experienced foreign workers who have been working in the construction industry in Singapore. CoreTrade personnel, through the registration process, are recognized for their skills and experience in their respective trades.

Registration Criteria

There are 2 key criteria that construction personnel have to meet before they can be registered as BCA Core Trade personnel:

  • Personnel are proficient in his trades

He must be skilled in his trade, to ensure that construction works are carried out in a proper manner, and high quality results are delivered.

A worker’s skills in his trade can be inferred from the trade skills certification that he has acquired, and if necessary, verified through a skills assessment.

  • Personnel are experienced in the industry

The more years of experience a worker has in the construction industry, the more familiar he is with his trade. Personnel who have worked in Construction Sector for more than 4 years are qualified to register as Tradesman while those who have worked for more than 6 years are qualified to register as Tradesman or Trades Foreman Personnel.

During application, a worker interested in becoming a BCA Core Trade personnel will be assessed based on his skill proficiencies and experience and also be required to undergo a skills assessment (for tradesman applicants)/ skills assessment + written test (for foreman applicants) to verify his competency in his trade with the written test be in multiple-choice format with translation in Chinese, Thai and Tamil.

bca coretrade requirement flow chart

Aesperon provides the Training Centre & Facilities and Management Provider for several BCA Core Trade courses.

 

Continuing Education and Training (CET)

(With effect from 1 Oct 2013)

To continuously upgrade the construction workforce to support improvement in productivity, quality and safety, all Core Trade personnel, who renew their Core Trade registration from 1 Oct 2013 onwards, are required to attend CET under their respective registered trade category.

CET will be a half-day course covering the latest codes and regulations, good practices, and demonstration of new methods, materials, tools and equipment relevant to the specific construction trades and/or areas of responsibility of the registered personnel.

BCA Core Trade Supervisor Registration Criteria & Skills qualifications

There are 2 Key criteria that construction personnel have to meet before they can be registered as BCA Core Trade Supervisors:

  • Personnel are Knowledgeable

He must be knowledgeable in the class of trades, to ensure that construction works are carried out in a proper manner, and high quality results are delivered. The Core Trade Supervisor is required to complete a 34 -hour course and a theory test his knowledge in the class of trade.

  • Personnel are Experienced

The more years of experience a supervisor has in the construction industry, the more familiar he is with his class of trade.

Personnel interested in becoming a BCA Core Trade Supervisor will be assessed based on his skill qualifications and experience during application. He will then be required to enroll in a training course, before sitting for an end-of-course test to verify his competency in his trade. The written test will be in multiple-choice format with translation in Chinese, Thai and Tamil.

bca coretrade requirement supervisor registration flow chart

BCA has appointed 22 ATTCs to conduct CET for the 17 Core Trade trade categories and Aesperon is also proud to provide the Training Centre & Facilities and Management Provider for several BCA CET CoreT rade courses.

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