Safe Management Officers (SMO) Course for Construction

Updated on 17 June 2021

[Added on 17 June 2021]
What is Safe Management Officers (SMO)s Course for Construction (Virtual Classes)? How different is this course from the previous SMO course that was launched in 2020?

The course is specially curated for the construction sector, to equip Safe Management Officers (SMO)s and Safe Distancing Officers (SDO)s with the knowledge and skills to implement and coordinate a system of Safe Management Measures (SMM)s suitable for the sector.

The content of the course is the same as the previous SMO course (previous course code: 45028). The key revision is in the delivery mode of the course. From 1 July 2021, the course (course code: 45032) will be revised to be conducted in asynchronous format where recorded video lectures, reference materials and short quizzes will be delivered to participants via the BCA Academy Learning Management System. Participants shall log in and learn the training content at their own time and pace, and to complete the course within 3 days. They will also need to complete end-of-course assessment online.

The course fee is $40.00 (incl. 7% GST) per participant, and course fee subsidy is not available. To download brochure for more details, please visit www.bcaa.edu.sg.

[Added on 17 June 2021]
Why is the delivery mode of the course revised?

The course delivery is revised to provide participants with greater flexibility and direct access to the SMO training. In the virtual mode delivery, participants would be able to commence the course at their own time and pace from course start date and to complete it in 3 days. Within this 3-day timeframe, participants can also log in again to access the course materials to strengthen/revise learning accordingly. 

[Updated on 2 June]
ho should attend this course? 

All SMOs and SDOs who are involved in Construction Projects and Supply Works are required to attend and pass the course, in order to meet the COVID-Safe Worksite criteria for resumption of works. Please refer to the training requirement for different work categories.

[Updated on 2 June] 
Do personnel involved in renovation projects need to attend the SMOs Course for Construction? 

The SMOs Course for Construction does not apply to renovation companies. There is no need to attend the course.

[Updated on 17 June 2021]
What is the course fee? Is funding available?

The course fee for the virtual class (course code: 45032) is $40.00 (incl. 7% GST) per participant. Course fee subsidy is not available.

If you are keen to utilise the course fee funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs, or SkillsFuture - SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy, or Workfare Training Support Scheme - Individuals, you may still apply for the previous course (course code: 45028). However, the course fee subsidy will expire on 30 June 2021.

From 1 July 2021, the SMO course will only be conducted in the virtual format (course code: 45032).

[Updated on 17 June 2021]
Will there be any assessment at the end of the course? What is the format of the assessment?

Yes. At the end of the course, participants will be assessed via multiple-choice questions format in the BCA Academy Learning Management System. Upon successful completion and passing the course, participant should take a screenshot of the assessment result for reference. An e-Certificate of Successful Completion will be issued within a month upon completion of the course and full payment.

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What is the format of the assessment?

The assessment will consist of scenario-based objective type questions. Participants will be allowed to attempt the assessment multiple times until they pass the course, without any additional fees.

[Updated on 17 June 2021]
How can I register for the course?

To register for the course, please apply at the BCA Academy Online StoreFront (OSF) at www.bcaa.edu.sg/OSF. For easy reference, the course code is 45032.

To download brochure for more details, please visit www.bcaa.edu.sg

[Updated on 22 June]
How do I create a BCA Academy Online StoreFront (OSF)? What if I have forgotten my password for OSF? How can I reactivate my OSF account? 

An OSF account can be created at www.bcaa.edu.sg/OSF. Password reset/user name retrieval can also be submitted via the OSF system. For expired/suspended accounts, you may register at https://go.gov.sg/SMO-Request. However, due to a surge in such requests, we seek your understanding and patience while we process your requests.

online storefront

Password requirement – Minimum of 6 characters containing at least 1 upper case character; at least 1 lowercase character; and at least 1 special character. 

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