The Environmental Public Health Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament to mandate baseline environment sanitation standards for high-risk premises such as eldercare facilities. These standards include cleaning frequencies, cleaning and disinfection protocols, pest management, etc. The program must be developed and implemented by Premise Managers and Environmental Control Coordinators (ECC), who will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to carry out their roles and tasks to comply with the regulatory requirements as mandated by legislation.
This course is aligned with the Learning Objectives and Performance Statement provided by NEA to train ECCs to implement a sanitization program that complies with the Environmental Sanitisation Regime (ESR) at their premises. The teaching materials and course structure has been reviewed by NEA, and NEA has endorsed this course to be mandatory training such that the participant can apply to NEA to be licensed as an ECC only upon completion of the course and passing the assessment. The ECC license is renewable every three years. An ECC may choose to attend the course and take the assessment or take the assessment only for subsequent renewal of license.
By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
1. understand the importance of the Environmental Sanitation Regime, the roles of key stakeholders i.e. the premise managers and environmental control coordinators, and an overview of pest management, cleaning and disinfection, and indoor air quality;
2. draft and oversee the implementation of an Environmental Sanitation Programme in their appointment as Environmental Control Coordinators for the premise.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant can apply to NEA to be licensed as an Environmental Control Coordinator (ECC) for a premise.
Entry requirement for the ECC course:
|Minimum Entry Requirements|
Pass in ‘N’ level English
Attending and passing the ECC course will not automatically lead to a successful registration as an ECC with the National Environment Agency (NEA). The minimum requirements to apply for ECC Certificate of Registration with NEA (besides passing the ECC course assessment) is Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5 for Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing or pass in ‘N’ level English. For applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, NEA may consider other qualifications and relevant working experience. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to apply for ECC Certificate of Registration should seek clarifications from NEA before signing up for ECC course.
NEA contact information:
- For local full time diploma, ‘O’ level certs (with ‘Pass’ grade in English) will suffice, if not we can also accept the diploma certs and transcripts.
- For NITEC, ‘N’ level certs (with ‘Pass’ grade in English) will suffice, if not we can also accept the NITEC cert and transcript.
- For ITE Skills Certificate, to submit at least WPL level 5 statement of attainment (SOA) or ‘N’ level cert (with ‘Pass’ grade in English). If learner has at least a NITEC then the submission can be in accordance to point 2.
Participants must complete the 1 day (8 hours) of e-learning modules before attending the 1 day (8 hours) of face to face online session on another day.
A minimum of 75% attendance will be required for you to complete the programme and receive your certificate.
Staff who are appointed as the Environmental Control Coordinators at eldercare facilities.
Course Fees: $500.00 (excluding GST)
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organizations.
Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System (LMS 2.0).
Go to the following URL: https://lms.wizlearn.com/AIC