WSQ Advanced Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health – Level B

Overview 

The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (ACWSH) qualification is designed for individuals who are keen to join the Workplace Safety and Health profession as a WSH Coordinator. The ACWSH is one of the four qualifications under the WSH Professionals WSQ framework and is a recognizedqualification for registration as a WSH Coordinator under the Workplace Safety and Health Act

Key Features

  • Advocate a practice-oriented training approach which focus on relating theories to workplace job requirements
  • Emphasise the core domain knowledge on Risk Management
  • Emphasise the teaching of WSH legislation and its application at the workplace with more case studies and lessons learnt

Target Audience

 These units will be relevant to WSH Coordinator, SHE Coordinator, HSE Coordinator, EHS Coordinator, Safety Coordinator or WSH Supervisor.

Course Entry Requirements 

Level Course Entry Requirements Assumed Skills and Knowledge (ASK)
  Nil ES Workplace Literacy and Numeracy

Level 5 or GCE “N” Level English grade 5

& Mathematics grade 5; AND

• Possess WSH skills and knowledge

equivalent to that of Certificate in WSH

with at least 1 year of WSH relevant

working experience

 Recommended Learning Hours (RLH): 200Hours

 

Sno Competency Unit Title Training Hours Assessment Hours Total Hours
8 Compulsory Core Units – Sequence of Coverage
1 Administer WSH Policy 9 3 12
2 Identify WSH Hazards and Implement Control Measures 21 3 24
3 Coordinate WSH Management System with Legal Compliance 21 3 24
4 Investigate and Report WSH Incidents 21 3 24
5 Coordinate Implementation of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans 9 3 12
6 Measure, Monitor and Report WSH Performance 9 3 12
7 Promote WSH Culture Development 9 3 12
8 Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace (ES WSQ 24
Elective Units Group 1:At least One Elective Unit from the following listed in Group 1
1 Supervise WSH in Construction Industry (Also known as Building Construction Supervisor Safety Course – BCSS) 29 3 32
2 Supervise WSH in Tunneling Construction * (Also known as Building Construction Safety Supervisor (Tunneling) Course) 21 3 24
3 Supervise WSH in Manufacturing Industry (Also known as Basic industrial Safety and Health Course for Supervisors- BISH) 29 3 32
4 Supervise WSH in Marine Industry (Also known as Shipyard Supervisor Safety Course – SSSC) 29 3 32
5 Supervise Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (Also known as Oil/Petrochemical Industry Safety Course for Supervisors – OPISC) 29 3 32
6 Supervise WSH in Service Industry 29 3 32
Elective Units Group 2: At least One Elective Unit from the following listed in Group 2
1 Foster Initiative and Enterprise in Teams (ES WSQ) 24
2 Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Supervisory Level (ES WSQ) 24
3 Facilitate Effective Work Teams (ES WSQ) 24

 To attain the Advanced Certificate in WSH, learners are required to complete the following competency units and be certified ‘COMPETENT.

 

Level Qualification Requirements Job Title
Core Elective
B Advance Certificate in WSH

(ACWSH)

8 2 WSH

Coordinator

 Upon successfully completing the training programme, the learner will be awarded aStatement of Attainment (SOA) for the specific competency unit.

The number of attempts a candidate is allowed to be assessed isTWO. If still certified “NOT YET COMPETENT”, the candidate must be recoursed for the Module

 Recommended Class Size and Trainer-Learner Ratio

 The maximum Trainer-Learner Ratio is 1: 25.

Recommended Assessor-to-Candidate Ratio (Mandatory Section) 

S.No

 

Assessment Strategy

 

Assessor-to-Candidate

Ratio

1 Individual Project Assignment 1:1
2 Role Play 1:5
3 Case Study 1:25
4 Oral Question Interview 1:1
5 Written Test 1:25
6 Practical Performance 1:3

Assessment Methods

No Competency Unit Title Total Assessment Hours Role Play Case Study Written Test Individual Work Assignment Practical Performance with Oral Test
Compulsory Core Units
1 Administer WSH Policy  

3 hours

45 Mins 45 Mins 90 Mins

(Open Book)

2 Identify WSH Hazards and Implement

Control Measures

 

3 hours

60 Mins 90 Mins

(Closed Book)

15 Mins 15 Mins
3 Coordinate WSH Management System with

Legal Compliance

 

3 hours

 

 

75 Mins 75 Mins

(Closed Book)

15 Mins 15 Mins
4 Investigate and Report WSH Incidents 3 hours
45 Mins 120 Mins

(Open Book)

15 Mins
5 Coordinate Implementation of Emergency

Preparedness and Response Plans

 

 

3 hours

 

45 Mins 60 Mins 60 Mins

(Open Book)

15 Mins
6 Measure, Monitor and Report WSH

Performance

 

3 hours

 

90 Mins 75 Mins

(Open Book)

15 Mins
7 Promote WSH Culture Development  

3 hours

75 Mins 90 Mins

(Open Book)

15 Mins

 

8 Facilitate Effective Communication and

Engagement at the Workplace (ES WSQ)

 

2 hours

 

35 Mins 30 Mins 40 Mins 15 Mins
Elective Units – Group 1 (To choose at least one)
1 Supervise WSH in Construction Industry 3 hours
45 Mins 90 Mins

(Closed Book)

45 Mins
2 Supervise WSH in Marine Industry 3 hours
45 Mins 90 Mins

(Closed Book)

45 Mins
3 Supervise WSH in Process Plant 3 hours
90 Mins 90 Mins
Elective Units – Group 2 (To choose at least one)
1 Solve Problems and Make Decisions at

Supervisory Level (ES WSQ)

2 hours 15 Mins

 

45 Mins 60 Mins 30 Mins