Skills Framework for Environmental Services

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Environmental Services Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the National Environment Agency (NEA), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Environmental Services provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Environmental Services sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training Providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Environmental Services contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Environmental Services, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SFw for Environmental Services.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Five (5) tracks have been identified (i) Cleaning Operations, (ii) Waste Collection, (iii) Materials Recovery, (iv) Treatment and Disposal and (v) Environment, Health and Safety, which encompass 24 job roles.

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for the Environmental Services sector. [PDF / Word]


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 24 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the five tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Environmental Services

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Cleaning Operations

  • General Cleaner [PDF / Word]

  • Multi-Skilled Cleaner/Team Leader [PDF / Word]

  • Cleaning Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Cleaning Operations Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Cleaning Operations Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Waste Collection

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Attendant [PDF / Word]

  • Mechanical Operator/Waste and Recyclables Collection Truck Driver [PDF / Word]

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Weighbridge Operator [PDF / Word]

  • Weighbridge Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Materials Recovery 

  • Waste Recycling Sorter [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Machine Operator [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Supervisor/Waste Recovery Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Executive/Waste Recovery Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Manager/Waste Recovery Managerv[PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Treatment and Disposal 

  • Waste Treatment Worker/Waste Disposal Worker [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Supervisor/Waste Disposal Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Executive/Waste Disposal Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Plant Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Environment, Health and Safety

  • Environment, Health and Safety Specialist [PDF / Word]

  • Environment, Health and Safety Manager [PDF / Word]

 

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Environmental Services

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Environmental Services.[PDF / Word]

Click here to view the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Environmental Services.

Business Management

  • Business Continuity Management [PDF / Word]

  • Data and Statistical Analytics [PDF / Word]

  • Financial Management [PDF / Word]

  • Risk Management and Administration [PDF / Word]

  • Strategy Planning [PDF / Word]

Cleaning Operations

  • Cleaning Chemical Handling [PDF / Word]

  • Food Shop Hygiene Maintenance [PDF / Word]

  • Furniture and Furnishing Maintenance [PDF / Word]

  • Horizontal Surface Maintenance [PDF / Word]

  • Public Hygiene Maintenance [PDF / Word]

  • Vertical Surface Maintenance [PDF / Word]

  • Washroom Maintenance [PDF / Word]

Environmental Management System Management

  • Environmental Management System Framework Development and Implementation [PDF / Word]

  • Environmental Management System Policies, Standards, Procedures and Practices Management [PDF / Word]

Equipment Maintenance

  • Equipment and Inventory Management [PDF / Word]

People Development

Productivity

  • Process Improvement and Optimisation [PDF / Word]

  • Process Quality Management [PDF / Word]

Stakeholder and Customer Management

Technology Management

  • Automation Research and Implementation [PDF / Word]

  • Internet of Things Management [PDF / Word]

  • Knowledge Management [PDF / Word]

  • Robotics and Automation Application [PDF / Word]

Transportation Management

  • Transport Management System Administration [PDF / Word]

  • Transport Route and Schedule Planning [PDF / Word]

Waste Management Operations

  • Hazardous Materials Management [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Collection Management [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Disposal Management [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Material Loading and Unloading Administration [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Sorting Management [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Management [PDF / Word]

Workplace Safety and Health

  • Emergency Response Management [PDF / Word]

  • Incident and Accident Investigation [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Culture Development [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Performance Management [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Policy Development [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Practices Implementation [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health System Management [PDF / Word]


(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Environmental Services

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Environmental Services. [PDF /  Word]


(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Environmental Services sector.


(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service personnel

For in-service employees who work in the Environmental Services sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

These are programmes for in-service personnel to broaden or deepen specific skills and knowledge for the various job roles in the sector. 

Cleaning Operations

Waste Collection

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Attendant [PDF / Word]

  • Mechanical Operator/Waste and Recyclables Collection Truck Driver [PDF / Word]

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Weighbridge Operator [PDF / Word

  • Weighbridge Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Waste and Recyclables Collection Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Materials Recovery

  • Waste Recycling Sorter [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Machine Operator [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Supervisor/Waste Recovery Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Executive/Waste Recovery Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Recycling Manager/Waste Recovery Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Treatment and Disposal 

  • Waste Treatment Worker/Waste Disposal Worker [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Supervisor/Waste Disposal Supervisor [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Executive/Waste Disposal Executive [PDF / Word]

  • Waste Treatment Plant Manager [PDF / Word]

  • Operations Director/General Manager [PDF / Word]

Environment, Health and Safety

  • Environment, Health and Safety Specialist [PDF / Word]

  • Environment, Health and Safety Manager [PDF / Word]

 

(c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click [PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before refering to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

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    SKILLS FRAMEWORK WORKSHOP


    We encourage enterprises that are keen to learn how Skills Framework can enhance their Human Resource practices to sign up for the Skills Framework Workshop.

     

    HOW you will benefit

    • Understand the intent and purpose of the Skills Framework
    • Comprehend the components of the Skills Framework
    • Enhance HR practices in the areas of talent attraction, performance and career management, learning and development through the Skills Framework
    • Adopt the Skills Framework to improve people strategy and business outcomes

     

    WHO should attend

    • HR practitioners who: 
      • Develop strategic HR policies and processes
      • Develop in-house workplace learning tools and platforms
      • Review strategic alignment between corporate vision and human capabilities
    • Line managers and leaders who develop and deploy performance support tools

     

    Click HERE to register your interest for the workshop.

     

    SKILLS FRAMEWORK CLINIC


    We encourage enterprises who require further help to apply Skills Framework to sign up for the Skills Framework Clinic.

     

    HOW you will benefit

    • Come with ready problem statements, questions or challenges concerning applying Skills Framework in your enterprise
    • Receive advice on how Skills Framework can be implemented as solutions to attract, empower and develop talent 

     

    WHO should attend

    • HR practitioners who: 
      • Have attended the Skills Framework workshop or are familiar with the Skills Framework
      • Require additional support to better integrate applications of Skills Framework with human resources systems and processes

     

    Click HERE to register your interest for the clinic.