Skills Framework for Sea Transport

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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 Sea Transport Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Sea Transport provides useful information on:

  • Sector and employment opportunities;

  • 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 Sea Transport 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 sector needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Sea Transport contains information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Sea Transport, including information on trends and employment opportunities in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SFw for Sea Transport.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Two (2) pathways have been identified (i) Port, and (ii) Shipping and Maritime Services, which encompass 48 job roles.

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for Sea Transport. [PDF/Word


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps cover a total of 48 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the two pathways (‘Port’ and ‘Shipping and Maritime Services’).

(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Sea Transport

Click on the respective job roles in the designated track to download the Skills Maps by Occupation/Job Role.

Port

Port Equipment Engineer

Port Operations Manager

  • Equipment Specialist [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Equipment Specialist [PDF/Word]

  • Port Operations Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Port Operations Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Head, Port Operations [PDF/Word]

Special Limit Seafarers

  • 2nd Engineer (Special Limit) [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Engineer (Special Limit) [PDF/Word]

  • Chief Mate (Special Limit) [PDF/Word]

  • Master (Special Limit) [PDF/Word]

Port Limit Seafarers

Harbour Pilot

Shipping and Maritime Services

Foreign-going Seafarers

Marine Surveyor (Class)

  • Marine Surveyor (Class) [PDF/Word]

  • Principal Marine Surveyor (Class)/Senior Marine Surveyor (Class) [PDF/Word]

Technical Superintendent

  • Technical Superintendent/Senior Technical Superintendent [PDF/Word]

  • Technical Manager [PDF/Word]

Marine Superintendent

  • Marine Superintendent/Senior Marine Superintendent [PDF/Word]

  • Marine Manager [PDF/Word]

Operations Manager

Ship Agency Manager

  • Shipping Clerk (Documentation) [PDF/Word]

  • Boarding Officer/Ship Agent (Operations) [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Agency Manager [PDF/Word]

Post Fixture Executive

Ship Charterer

Chartering Broker

  • Assistant Chartering Broker [PDF/Word]

  • Chartering Broker [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Chartering Broker [PDF/Word]

Sales and Purchase Broker

  • Assistant Sales and Purchase Broker [PDF/Word]

  • Sales and Purchase Broker [PDF/Word]

  • Senior Sales and Purchase Broker [PDF/Word]

Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer/Fleet Director [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 Sea Transport

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

Click to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SF for Sea Transport. [PDF/Word]

Click below to view the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SF for Sea Transport.

Business Finance

Business Development

Cargo Operations

  • Bulk Cargo Operations [PDF/Word]

  • Cargo Loading and Unloading [PDF/Word]

  • Container Operations [PDF/Word]

  • Documentation and Administration [PDF/Word]

  • Lashing [PDF/Word]

  • Mobile Equipment – Heavy Duty Prime Mover and Trailer Operation [PDF/Word]

  • Mobile Equipment – Prime Mover Defensive Driving [PDF/Word]

  • Rigging and Signalling [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Operations [PDF/Word]

  • Single Stack Medium Forklift Operations [PDF/Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health for Crane Operations [PDF/Word]

Customer Experience

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Business Continuity Management [PDF/Word]

  • Crisis Communication [PDF/Word]

  • Crisis Management [PDF/Word]

  • Risk Compliance and Governance [PDF/Word]

  • Risk Control and Response Planning [PDF/Word]

Fleet Management

Human Resource

Marine Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering Watch [PDF/Word]

  • Maintenance and Repair [PDF/Word]

  • Propulsion, Plant and Machinery [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Seaworthiness and Pollution Prevention [PDF/Word]

Marine Surveying

  • Hull Inspections [PDF/Word]

  • Marine Incident and Accident Investigations [PDF/Word]

  • Marine Survey Reporting [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Propulsion Inspections [PDF/Word]

Pilotage

Port Equipment

  • Condition-based Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Port Equipment Maintenance [PDF/Word]

Port Operations

Ship Broking and Chartering

Ship Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting [PDF/Word]

  • Personal Survival Techniques [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Medical Care [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Security [PDF/Word]

  • Survival Craft and Rescue Boats [PDF/Word]

Ship Handling and Seamanship

  • Chartwork [PDF/Word]

  • Steering and Helmsmanship [PDF/Word]

  • Ship Mooring, Anchoring and Securing Operations [PDF/Word]

Ship Navigation

  • Navigation and Position Determination [PDF/Word]

  • Navigation and Position Determination (Special Limit) [PDF/Word]

  • Navigation Watch [PDF/Word]

  • Navigation Watch (Special Limit) [PDF/Word]

  • Search and Rescue Operations [PDF/Word]

Shipboard Operations

  • Cargo Handling and Stowage [PDF/Word]

Shipboard Safety Management Systems

  • Ship Safety Management System Audit [PDF/Word]

Strategic Planning

  • Innovation [PDF/Word]

  • Organisational Strategy and Policy Realisation [PDF/Word]

  • Resource Management [PDF/Word]

Workplace Safety and Health


(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Sea Transport

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

Click to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Sea Transport. [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 Sea Transport sector.


(a) View the Training Programmes for aspiring talents

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 employees

 

For in-service employees who work in the  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.

 

Port

Shipping and Maritime Services

  • Marine Surveyor (Class) [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Marine Surveyor (Class)/Senior Marine Surveyor (Class) [PDF/Word]
  • 3rd/4th/5th Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Engineer/2nd Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Superintendent/Senior Technical Superintendent [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Manager [PDF/Word]
  • 2nd/3rd/4th Mate [PDF/Word]
  • Ship Captain/Chief Mate [PDF/Word]
  • Marine Superintendent/Senior Marine Superintendent [PDF/Word]
  • Marine Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Ship Operator [PDF/Word]
  • Operations Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Operations Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Shipping Clerk (Documentation) [PDF/Word]
  • Boarding Officer/Ship Agent (Operations) [PDF/Word]
  • Ship Agency Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Post Fixture Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Post Fixture Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Charterer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Charterer [PDF/Word]
  • Chartering Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Chartering Broker [PDF/Word]
  • Chartering Broker [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Chartering Broker [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Sales and Purchase Broker [PDF/Word]
  • Sales and Purchase Broker [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Sales and Purchase Broker [PDF/Word]
  • Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer/Fleet Director [PDF/Word]

 

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

 

Skills Framework Templates

 

 

This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

Step 1: Select template(s)



Step 2: Select Occupation(s)/Job Role(s)

Step 3: Click HERE to Download

    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.