Train-the-Trainer (T3) Programme

As a WSH trainer, you must complete at least 10 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities every year and a one-day ethics workshop.

Programme Overview

The Train-the-Trainer (T3) Programme is a mandatory programme for WSH trainers that conduct courses with:

  • ISO 29990/29993 - certified Learning Service Providers (LSP); and
  • SkillsFuture Singapore’s Approved Training Organisations (ATO).

It supplements the basic training you received for your WSH trainer registration and aims to enhance your knowledge and skills to conduct effective training, by using various tools, methodologies and techniques to engage your trainees.You shall also attend a one-day ethics workshop which focuses on applying ethical principles and values in training scenarios.

Programme Requirements

Under the T3 Programme, you are required to attend:

Requirement Notes

At least 10 hours of CPD activities every year.

You must meet this requirement to maintain your registration as a WSH trainer. Audit checks will be conducted for this requirement.

If you have excess training hours, you may carry forward up to 5 excess hours for next year’s requirement.

A one-day ethics workshop by the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO). 

The ethics workshop gets trainers to reflect on ethical principles and values, and apply these in training scenarios.  

Audit Checks

You must keep proof of attendance to facilitate audit checks by:

  • Ministry of Manpower (MOM);
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council officers; or
  • Certification Bodies accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council.

The CPD requirement is prorated for new trainers who join the profession midway during the year and trainers who return from overseas postings. Please refer to the table below to understand the calculation for the audit check:

For example... 

You must prove that... 

If your audit is conducted on 30 November 2017 and you have more than a year of trainer experience

You have attended 10 hours of training between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017 

If your audit is conducted on 30 November 2017 and you have 8 months of trainer experience

You have attended 7 hours of CPD activities (8/12 x 10 = 6.67 ≈ 7 hours). 

If your audit is conducted on 31 December 2017 and you returned to conduct training in Singapore on 1 August 2017

You have attended 4 hours of CPD activities (5/12 months x 10hrs ≈ 4 hrs). This is based on the period of 5 months from August 2017 to December 2017.  

Note: Non-compliance of the CPD requirement may result in a suspension for trainers or training providers.

How to Apply

You may apply directly to the following organisations to attend the CPD courses:

Organisations 

Notes 

Institute of Adult Learning

As a member of the Adult Education Network, you are eligible for free or subsidised courses. 

Singapore Institution of Safety Officers

As a WSH Officer, you can receive Safety Development Units (SDUs) points to renew your WSH Officer registration. 

Singapore University of Social Sciences 

SUSS offers course fee concessions for selected applicants. Please refer to their tuition fees for more information. 

You may approach the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) to apply for the one-day ethics workshop.