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Consolidated Core Trade Courses And Guide

27 May 2015

Core Trade Courses And Guide Consolidated

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Confused about the number and variety of Core Trade courses offered? Here’s an comprehensive course list and short guide on how to get you started with Core Trade registration for your workers.

This list is to show what are some of the Core Trade qualifications, Skills Assessment/ SEC(K) and familiarization courses Building and Construction Authority has introduced to improve overall industry working standards.

This development of a core group of construction personnel will support the industry’s role in shaping our built environment, improving Singapore’s growth and enhancing the quality of life.

Core Trade courses will allow one to move from a basic skilled worker, to a certified Core Trade tradesman specializing in specific skills, progress to become a Core Trade trade-foreman and eventually a Core Trade Supervisor.

Construction tradesman is a worker who is skilled and engaged in a particular trade. Construction foreman is one who supervises and co-ordinates a group of tradesmen in a particular trade.

Usually workers started out as a Construction tradesman/foremen and they can be registered under 6 main trades. These core trades are separated into 2 categories, as shown below.

Types Of Core Trade And Their Focus Areas

Type Of TradeFocus
Non-Structural Based
Waterproofing WorksLaying of materials to waterproof any types of basement, foundation, roofing, wet area or walls in the interior/exterior of a building
Electrical WorksInstallation of any wiring, cable, conduit, trunking, isolators, switch socket outlets,power switches or any other fittings for transmission of electricity for lighting, heating, cooling or other similar uses in a building
Tiling and Stone Laying WorksLaying of tiles, marble or stone furnishings to the interior/exterior walls or floors of a building
Plumbing and Piping WorksInstallation of any gas, water and sanitary piping, or any other associated fittings for conveyance of gas water distribution, soil and waste water disposal in a building
Structural Based
Structural Steel Works Fabrication, fitting, welding and erection of steel members or components to form a fundamental part of any structural system of a building
Reinforced Concrete WorksInstallation of formwork and steel reinforcement for reinforced concrete works, and installation of pre-cast concrete components

The Core Trade courses offered are also broadly categorized and conducted accordingly under the type of industry and operations the contractors registered/builders licensed.

Registration Class Categorization On Respective Core Trade Courses

Construction Plant Operation Mechanical & ElectricalArchitecturalStructural Trades
1. Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operations
2. Tower Crane (Luffing Jib) Operations
3. Mobile Crane Operations
4. Crawler Crane Operations
5. Hydraulic Excavator Operations
6. Telescopic Handler Operations
7. Bulldozer Operations
8. Track Shovel Operations
9. Excavator Loader Operations
10. Bored Piling Operations
11. Driven Piling Operations
12. Jack-In Piling Operations
13. Bored Micro-Piling Operation
14. Jet Grout Piling Operation
15. Underground Pipe-Jacking
16. Tunnel Boring Machine (Earth Pressure
Method)
17. Tunnel Boring Machine (Slurry Method)
18. Asphalt Concrete Paving
19. Crawler Drill Operation
1. Air-Conditioning Ducting Installation
2. Electrical Works
3. Fire Protection Works
4. Gas Pipefitting Works
5. Lift Installation
6. Plumbing and Piping Works
1. Cladding and Curtain Wall Installation
2. Doors and Windows Installation
3. Drywall Installation
4. Glazing Works
5. Joinery Works
6. Suspended Ceiling Installation
7. Tiling
8. Stone Laying and Floor Finishing
Works
9. Waterproofing Works
1. Reinforced Concrete Works
2. Structural Steel Works

To help the construction workforce upgrade their skills, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has roped in industry firms and trade associations to set up BCA-Approved Training and Testing Centres (ATTCs). A total of 18 ATTCs have been in operation since 2011 and another five ATTCs were launched in October 2012. In addition, five more ATTCs commenced operations in early 2013.

ATTCs offer associated training and skill assessments for trades under Core Trade and the new Multi-Skilling Schemes. They also facilitate the customisation of training courses to meet the industry’s needs. In addition to day courses, evening and weekend courses are also available for selection. Special requests can be made for these courses to be conducted in the workers’ native language.


Below are a short description of each registration class on their scope and key skills area they accessed on.
Construction Plant Operations

1. Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in tower crane (saddle jib) operation

2. Tower Crane (Luffing Jib) Operations -  Equip existing tower crane operators with the technical knowledge and skills to operate the luffing jib tower crane

3. Mobile Crane Operations - Equip participants with the knowledge and skills for the safe operation of truck mounted mobile crane

4. Crawler Crane Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in crawler crane operation.

5. Hydraulic Excavator Operations - Equip both new and inexperienced workers with the knowledge and skills on the safe operation and basic maintenance of the hydraulic excavator

6. Telescopic Handler Operations - Equip both new and inexperienced workers with the knowledge and skills on the safe operation and basic maintenance of the telescopic handler.

7. Bulldozer Operations - Equip both new and inexperienced workers with the knowledge and skills on the safe operation and basic maintenance of the bulldozer.

8. Track Shovel Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in track shovel operations

9. Excavator Loader Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in excavator loader operations

10. Bored Piling Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in bored piling operations

11. Driven Piling Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in driven piling operations

12. Jack-In Piling Operations - Training in the knowledge and skills in jack-in piling operations

13. Bored Micro-Piling Operation - Training in the knowledge and skills in bored micro-piling operations

14. Jet Grout Piling Operation - Training in the knowledge and skills in jet grout piling operations

15. Underground Pipe-Jacking - Underground Pipe-Jacking Installation and knowledge

16. Tunnel Boring Machine (Earth Pressure Method) - Equip with technical knowledge and skills to operate the tunnel boring machine using earth pressure method

17. Tunnel Boring Machine (Slurry Method) - Equip with technical knowledge and skills to operate the tunnel boring machine using slurry pressure method

18. Asphalt Concrete Paving - Equip participants with road construction, evaluation and maintenance of asphalt, concrete and interlocking blocks

19. Crawler Drill Operation - Training in the knowledge and skills in crawler drilling operations


Mechanical & Electrical

1. Air-Conditioning Ducting Installation - Designed to train practicing duct installers and new entrants to meet the needs of the industry

2. Electrical Works - Designed to train practicing electricians and new entrants to meet the needs of the industry

3. Fire Protection Works - Training in the knowledge and skills in fire protection techniques and operations

4. Gas Pipefitting Works - Training in the knowledge and skills in pipe fitting techniques for gas and operations

5. Lift Installation - Equip with technical knowledge and skills to install lifts

6. Plumbing and Piping Works - Training in the knowledge and skills in pipe fitting techniques and plumbing operations


Architectural

1. Cladding and Curtain Wall Installation - Designed to train practicing curtain wall installers and new entrants to meet the needs of the industry

2. Doors and Windows Installation - Designed to train practicing doors and windows installers and new entrants to meet the needs of the industry

3. Drywall Installation - Designed to train participants how to install drywall

4. Glazing Works - Training in the knowledge and skills to do glass cuttings, removal and installations

5. Joinery Works - Training in the knowledge and skills to do wood fabrications and installations

6. Suspended Ceiling Installation - Training in the knowledge and skills to do suspended ceiling installations

7. Tiling - Training in the knowledge and skills to do tiling works

8. Stone Laying and Floor Finishing Works - Equip participants with the knowledge and skills for the proper floor
finishing works with stone laying

9. Waterproofing Works - Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to do waterproofing for various installations and structures


Structural Trades

1. Reinforced Concrete Works - Equip participants with knowledge and skills to do concrete reinforcement works in structures

2. Structural Steel Works - Equip participants with knowledge and skills to do steelworkers in structures

Core Trade Guide On Registration Of Courses

Approved testing and training centres (ATTC) that are approved by BCA are allowed to conduct training courses and offer test enrollment services to the industry for Skills Evaluation Certificate (Knowledge) (SEC(K)) and Core Trade Skills Assessment (SA).

To further help employers lower the cost of upgrading their workers, the Workforce Training and Upgrading (WTU) fund under the Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF) co-funds the courses and skill assessments, which lead up to the Core Trade and Multi-Skilling registrations. More information about Registration of Core Trade Courses - Registration Requirements.

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