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April 2012

Building and Construction Authority

Work Permit (Construction)


Increasing dependence on foreign workers not sustainable Manpower changes to regulate foreign worker number

Manpower Changes

Construction Sector

MYE Quota

Levy
April 2012

Regulating Foreign Worker Demand : MYE quota cuts

Work Permit (Construction)

Announced MYE Quota Cuts


Jul 2010: 5% Jul 2011: 10% Jul 2012: 15% Jul 2013: 15% Cumulative 45% by Jul 2013

April 2012

Regulating Foreign Worker Demand : Levy Increase

Work Permit (Construction)

Levy Rates ($)


800

700

$750 $650 $500


$450 $550

$600

600
500 400 300
$230 $450 $380 $300 $200 $180
$230 $180

$600
$550
$350 $400

$450
Within MYE quota
Basic Skilled Higher Skilled

$500
$300

$450
$280

$350
$200

$400 $280

$300

$250

$300
MYE-Waiver
Basic Skilled Higher Skilled Higher/Basic Skilled

200 100 0

$250

Current 01-Jul-11

01-Jul-11 01-Jan-12

01-Jan-12 01-Jul-12

01-Jul-12 01-Jul-13 01-Jan-13 01-Jan-13

01-Jul-13
April 2012

Regulating Foreign Worker Demand : MYE quota cuts

Work Permit (Construction)

Dependency Ratio Ceiling (DRC)


Quota based on firm level

MYE Quota
Man-year allocated based on project contract value

MYE Quota Cuts (Applies to new projects)


Jul 2010: 5% Jul 2011: 10% Jul 2012: 15% Jul 2013: 15%

Cumulative 45% by Jul 2013

Flexibility in the quota control MYE-waiver route retained


April 2012

MYE application procedures

Awarded contract

Apply to MOM for Man-Year Entitlement (MYE)

Apply Prior Approval (PA) for NTS/PRC workers via WPOnline


April 2012

Technology Improve Productivity & Technology Adoption Adoption Reduce workers


Prefab Staircase Scissor Lift

Buildability
Buildable designs

Constructability
Productive construction methods/technologies

Drywall

Reduces manpower needs

Provides level playing field

Self Climbing Scaffold

Design Stage

Construction Stage

Defraying Cost
CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY & CAPABILITY FUND (CPCF)
April 2012

Ensure Adequate Skills and level


Skills Evaluation Certification SEC (K)
Overseas Trade Test

Training in right skill sets


Deployable on arrival
April 2012

Enhancing quality of the workforce: Enhancing Quality of Workforce: Tiered Levy Retain experiences
Levy Rates ($)
800
Basic = Skilled Skills Evaluation Certificate (Knowledge)

700 600 500 400


$450 $380
$230 $300 $450

$750 $650
$500 $550

$600

$600
$400

$550
$350

$450
Within MYE quota
Basic Skilled Higher $300Skilled

$500 $350
$180

$450
$280

$300

$400 $280
$250

300
200 100 0 Current 01-Jul-11
$230 $180

$300
MYE-Waiver
Basic Skilled Higher Skilled Higher/Basic Skilled

$250

$200

$200

01-Jul-11 01-Jan-12

01-Jan-12 01-Jul-12

01-Jul-12 01-Jan-13

01-Jan-13 01-Jul-13

01-Jul-13
April 2012

Revision of the Maximum Period of Employment (POE) for Basic Skilled PRC or NTS WPHs
Categories of Workers Maximum Period of Employment

(a) Higher Skilled WPHs (b) Basic Skilled WPHs Except for the following:-

18 years 10 years

(i) Existing Basic Skilled WPHs who have To be granted either: worked for more than 8 years in Singapore as of One-time work permit renewal of 2 years; or 1 Jan 2012 Two-time work permit renewals of 1 year each. from the date of expiry of their existing Work Permit Example 1: A "Basic Skilled" WPH who has worked for 12 years and whose WP expires on/after 1 Jan 2012
on 1 June 2012 will be able to stay for 2 more years until 31 May 2014.

The total POE of the Basic Skilled WPH with the concessionary renewals should not exceed 18 years. (ii) Returning Basic Skilled WPHs who have worked for more than 8 years in Singapore and return between 1 Jan 2012 and 31 Dec 2013
Example 2: A "Basic Skilled" WPH who has worked for 12 years, left Singapore and return on 1 June 2013, will be able to stay for 2 more years until 31 May 2015.

To be granted either: One-time work permit application of 2 years; or Two-time work permit applications of 1 year each. The total POE of the Basic Skilled WPH with the concessionary renewals should not exceed 18 years.
April 2012

Important Note: From 1 Jan 2014 onwards, returning Basic Skilled workers who have already accumulated a POE of 10 years or more, will only be allowed to return if they upgrade themselves to be Higher Skilled workers.

Supporting Industrys Upgrading Efforts A. Upgrading pathways


Or Or

B. Facilitating training and testing


- Appointed a list of Approved Training and Testing Centres (ATTCs)

C. Defraying costs of workforce upgrading


- Workforce Training and Upgrading Scheme

April 2012

Higher- Value Adding Qualifications to be Higher Skilled


1. 2. 3. Certificate in Interior Finishing Coordination Certificate in Pavement Construction and Maintenance Certificate in Precast Concrete Construction Supervision Certificate in Waterproofing Supervision Certificate in Building Measurement 9. NBQ in Project Supervision

10. Higher NBQ in Project Supervision


11. Advanced NBQ in Project Supervision 12. NBQ in Supervision and Coordination of M&E Works 13. Higher NBQ in Supervision and Coordination of M&E Works

4. 5.

6.

Certificate in Geotechnical Instrumentation for Supervisors


Certificate in Levelling and Setting Out

14. Advanced NBQ in Supervision and Coordination of M&E Works


15. NBQ in Operation & Maintenance

7. 8.

Certificate Course for Structural Steel Supervisors 16. Higher NBQ in Operation & Maintenance

17. Advanced NBQ in Operation & Maintenance


Note: Registration is NOT required.

April 2012

Supporting Industrys Upgrading Efforts A. Upgrading pathways


Or Or

B. Facilitating training and testing

- Appointed a list of Approved Training and Testing Centres (ATTCs)

C. Defraying costs of workforce upgrading


- Workforce Training and Upgrading Scheme

April 2012

Acceptable qualifications for tradesmen Approved Training & Testing Centers (ATTCs) 18 ATTCs
Yun Onn Wing Tuck
Tiong Seng Peck brothers

Santarli

39 trades

Teambuild P-One

Ley Choon

Jackly Engineering Fonda Building Construction Deluge Setsco


Sigma Builder Teambuild Singapore Glass Association

OSK Engineering

Jason Parquet

Fonda

Positive

April 2012

Supporting Industrys Upgrading Efforts A. Upgrading pathways


Or Or

B. Facilitating training and testing

- Appointed a list of Approved Training and Testing Centres (ATTCs)

C. Defraying costs of workforce upgrading

- Workforce Training and Upgrading Scheme

April 2012

WTU
What is it ?

Co-funding up to 80% of the workforce training in:


CoreTrade Tradesman & Foreman Registration 1. Familiarisation Course More than 7,000 2. Skills Assessment Applications received CoreTrade Supervisor Registration NEW From > 1,000 companies 1. Training Course 2. End-of-course Test Other higher value-adding qualifications at supervisory levels

Co-funding up to 50% of the workforce training in:


Local PMET Courses
April 2012

WTU

Qualifying Criteria
Local Participant
1) At least 75% attendance 2) Sat for assessment

Foreign Participant
1) Possess at least 4 years of construction experience 2) At least 75% attendance 3) Sat for and pass assessment

April 2012

Building and Construction Authority


Manpower and Strategic Policy Division
April 2012

1st phase: 17 CoreTrade Trades


Current Trades
Construction Plant Operation Electrical Works Plumbing and Piping Works Reinforced Concrete Works

Additional Trades
Cladding and Curtain Wall Installation Glazing Works Drywall Installation

Structural Steel Works


Tiling, Stone Laying and Floor Finishing Works
(Formerly known as Tiling and Stone Laying Works)

Suspended Ceiling Installation


Doors and Windows Installation Joinery Works Air-Conditioning Ducting Installation Fire Protection Works

Waterproofing Works

Gas Pipefitting Works


Lift Installation

April 2012

48 Skills Qualifications
1 2 3 SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Ducting Installation for Air-Conditioning and Ventilation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Cladding Installation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Curtain Wall Installation 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Interior Drywall Installation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Electrical Wiring Installation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Fire Sprinkler Installation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Gas Pipefitting SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Glazing SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Joinery SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Lift Installation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Plumbing and Pipefitting SEC(K),SEC or BBC in Pipefitting SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Thermal Insulation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Timber Formwork SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Metal Formwork SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Steel Reinforcement Work SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Precast Concrete Component Erection SEC(K) or BBC in System Formwork Installation SEC(K) or BBC in Precast Kerb and Drain Laying SEC(K) or BBC in Aluminium Formwork SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Structural Steel Fitting SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Welding SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Suspended Ceiling Installation (Acoustical)

4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

SEC(K), SEC, CSC or BBC in Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operations


SEC(K), SEC, CSC or BBC in Tower Crane (Luffing Jib) Operations SEC(K), SEC, CSC or BBC in Mobile Crane Operations SEC(K), SEC, CSC or BBC in Crawler Crane Operations SEC(K), SEC, CSC or BBC in Hydraulic Excavator Operations SEC(K), SEC, CSC or BBC in Telescopic Handler Operations SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Bulldozer Operations SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Track Shovel Operations SEC(K),SEC or BBC in Excavator Loader Operations SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Bored Piling Operations SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Driven Piling Operations

15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

SEC(K),SEC or BBC in Jack-In Piling Operations


SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Bored Micro-Piling Operation SEC(K) or BBC in Jet Grout Piling Operation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Underground Pipe-Jacking SEC(K) or BBC in Tunnel Boring Machine (Earth Pressure Method) SEC(K) or BBC in Tunnel Boring Machine (Slurry Method) SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Asphalt Concrete Paving SEC(K) or BBC in Crawler Drill Operation SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Doors and Windows Installation (Timber) SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Doors and Windows Installation (Aluminium)

SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Suspended Ceiling Installation (Fibrous Plaster)


SEC(K), SEC or BBC in Tiling SEC(K) or BBC in Timber Flooring SEC or BBC in Waterproofing
April 2012

CoreTrade Tradesman & Foreman


BBC/SEC/SEC(K) holders

CoreTrade Foreman
CoreTrade Tradesman
Min 4 years Min 6 years

Current
April 2012

April 2012

CoreTrade Supervisor
BBC/SEC/SEC(K) holders

CoreTrade Foreman
CoreTrade Tradesman
Min 4 years

CoreTrade Supervisor

Min 8 years Min 6 years

Current

Wef 1 Apr 2012


April 2012

CoreTrade Supervisor
CoreTrade Supervisor

Min 8 years Qualification Training Course End-of Course Test


April 2012

Structural

Classes of Classes of CoreTrade CoreTrade Supervisors Supervisors


Architectural

Mechanical & Electrical

April 2012

Skills Qualification for Structural Supervisors


SEC(K) / SEC / BBC
1 2 3 4 Timber Formwork Metal Formwork Steel Reinforcement Work Precast Concrete Component Erection 2 3 Higher NBQ in Project Supervision NBQ in Project Supervision 1

National Building Qualifications (NBQ)


Advanced NBQ in Project Supervision

5
6 7 8 9

System Formwork Installation


Precast Kerb and Drain Laying Aluminium Formwork Structural Steel Fitting Welding

Trade Diploma
1
2

RC Construction
Structural Steel Works

10 Pipe Fitting 1 2 3 4

Supervisory Certificates
Certificate in Pavement Construction and Maintenance Certificate in Precast Concrete Construction Supervision Certificate in Geotechnical Instrumentation for Supervisors Certificate in Levelling and Setting Out
April 2012

Skills Qualification for Architectural Supervisors


SEC(K) / SEC / BBC
1 2 3 4 Cladding Installation Curtain Wall Installation Doors and Windows Installation (Timber) Doors and Windows Installation (Aluminium)

Trade Diploma
1
2 3 4

Cladding and Curtain Wall Technology


Doors and Windows Drywall Systems Glazing

5
6 7 8

Joinery
Suspended Ceilings Tiling, Stone Laying and Floor Finishings Waterproofing

5
6 7

Interior Drywall Installation


Glazing Joinery Suspended Ceiling Installation (Acoustical) Suspended Ceiling Installation (Fibrous Plaster) Tiling Timber Flooring Waterproofing

Supervisory Certificates
1 2 3 Certificate in Interior Finishing Coordination Certificate in Water Proofing Supervision Certificate in Levelling and Setting Out

8
9 10 11 12

National Building Qualification (NBQ)


1 2 3 Advanced NBQ in Project Supervision Higher NBQ in Project Supervision NBQ in Project Supervision
April 2012

Skills Qualification for M&E Supervisors


SEC(K) / SEC / BBC 1 Ducting Installation for Airconditioning and Ventilation 1 2 3 4 5 6 National Building Qualification (NBQ) Advanced NBQ in Project Supervision Higher NBQ in Project Supervision NBQ in Project Supervision

2 Electrical Wiring Installation

3 Fire Sprinkler Installation


4 Gas Pipefitting 5 Lift Installation 6 Plumbing and Pipefitting 7 Pipe Fitting 8 Thermal Insulation (Pipework) Supervisory Certificates

Advanced NBQ in Supervision & Coordination of M&E Works


Higher NBQ in Supervision & Coordination of M&E Works NBQ in Supervision & Coordination of M&E Works Trade Diploma 1 Air-cond. Ducting & Mechanical Ventilation

1
2

Advanced Builder Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting Builder Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting

2
3 4 5 6

Electrical Technology
Fire Protection Works Gas Pipefitting Technology Lift Technology Plumbing Technology
April 2012

How to be a CoreTrade Supervisor?


April 2012

Start 2nd re-attempt Online Application WTU Application Training Course

1st re-attempt

Application meet BCA's Requirements?

Yes

End-of-Course Test

Fail

No
Application Rejected Registered as CoreTrade Supervisor
Pass

End

WTU Disbursement

CoreTrade Online Application Website: http:/www.bca.gov.sg/CoreTrade/Reg/

CoreTrade Supervisor Training Course


35 Hours Training courses for:
Structural Supervisors Architectural Supervisors M&E Supervisors

WTU Funding
Hotline: 6248 9999 Email: bca_academy@bca.gov.sg
April 2012

Deployment of CoreTrade Supervisors

Category of Work New Works 1. NewBuilding Building Works Works 2.A&A A&A Works CE Works (MRT 3. CE Works Station) (MRT Station) 4. CE Works (General)

Types of Supervisors

Deployment Requirements

1st $100M (per $10M) 0.25 0.25MY MY?


0.25 0.25MY MY? 0.25 MY

Excess of $100M (per $20M) 0.25 0.25MY MY?


0.25 0.25MY MY? 0.25 MY

Structural Structural
Architectural Architectural and M&E M&E Structural

1 MY (man-year) = 1 Personnel deployed for 260 days

April 2012

Acceptable qualificationsNew for tradesmen Illustration: Building Works


Contract Value = $140m
Type of CoreTrade Supervisors Structural Supervisor Total Contract Value First $100m 0.25 MY x $100m/10m = 2.50 MY AND Architectural Supervisor 0.25 MY x and/or $100m/10m M&E Supervisor = 2.50 MY 0.25 MY x $40m/20m = 0.50 MY 2.50 MY + 0.50 MY = 3.00 MY Excess of $100m 0.25 MY x $40m/20m = 0.50 MY Total 2.50 MY + 0.50 MY = 3.00 MY

April 2012

April 2012

How to be CoreTrade Foremen / Tradesmen?


Start

Yes

Familiarization Course

Online Application

Familiarization Course?

No

Yes
Application meet BCA's Requirements?
Skills Assessment *

Pass

No
Application Rejected
Registered as CoreTrade personnel
Bridging course

Foremen

End

April 2012

CoreTrade Online Application Website: http:/www.bca.gov.sg/CoreTrade/Reg/

How to be CoreTrade Foremen / Tradesmen?


Start Familiarisation Course 2nd re-attempt

Online Application

WTU Application

1st re-attempt

Application meet BCA's Requirements?

Yes

Skills Assessment

Fail

Pass

No
Application Rejected
Registered as CoreTrade personnel

End

WTU Disbursement

April 2012

CoreTrade Online Application Website: http:/www.bca.gov.sg/CoreTrade/Reg/

April 2012

Continual Educational Training (CET)


CoreTrade Registration
CoreTrade Renewal

CET

April 2012

Continuous Educational Training (CET)


Aim
Equip CoreTrade personnel with knowledge to
enhance productivity and efficiency

Course Structure
3-Hour Lecture Trade Specific

7 Main Trades
Construction Plant Operation Electrical Works Plumbing and Piping Works Reinforced Concrete Works

Demo by Suppliers

Training Materials

Structural Steel Works


Waterproofing Works Tiling, Stone Laying and Floor Finishing Works
April 2012

Continuous Educational Training (CET)


Codes and Regulations Productivity Concepts Construction Technology

Course Syllabus
Construction Work Procedures

Safety

April 2012

Timeline for CoreTrade Enhancement


Registration of Construction Supervisor

Deployment of Construction Supervisor

Training for Registration Of CoreTrade Personnel

CET for Renewal of All CoreTrade Personnel

1 Apr 2012

1 Oct 2012

1 Apr 2013

1 Oct 2013

April 2012

BUILT ENVIRONMENT APPRENTICESHIP


Guide To A Fulfilling Career In The Building & Construction Sector
April 2012

We shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment. April 2012

S e r v i c e

ITE Trainee

CoreTrade Tradesman

(2 Years)
Top-up Allowance

(2 Years)
Min. Salary by firm

$200
Part Study
(ITE & BCAA)

Min. Salary by firm

$1,000

$1,500

6-mthly Retention & Upgrading Incentive to employee: $ 1,500 - $3,000 in FY 11 & 12 $ 750 - $1,500 in FY 13 & 14

N a t i o n a l

Part Work

Working

Part-time Training
(BCAA)

NITEC + Industry Certification

Experience

Experience

Trade Diploma

CoreTrade Tradesmen

CoreTrade Foremen
April 2012

Jan-Jun (Yr x)

Jul-Dec (Yr x)

Jan-Jun (Yr x+1)

Jul-Dec (Yr x+1)

Firm pay only its MINIMUM SALARY SHARE to employee

$1,500 basic monthly salary + CPF

$1,500 basic monthly salary + CPF


$3,000

$1,750 basic monthly salary + CPF


$1,500

$1,750 basic monthly salary + CPF


$1,500

$3,000

BCA extends 6-mthly Retention & Upgrading Incentive to employee if he/she stays
Note: For batches in FY 13 & 14, Govts funding halved & the firm to offer a higher min salary
April 2012

Building and Construction Authority


Manpower and Strategic Policy Division
April 2012

Multi-Skilling - 2 SEC(K)
Competent in 2 trades Greater Flexibility in deployment Qualifying criteria
i. Minimum 4 Years of construction working experience in Singapore

ii. 2 acceptable certifications First certification :Any SEC or SEC(K) or SPM (for Malaysians WPHs. Second Certification: Any accepted SEC(K) trade certification in a different trade.
iii. Continual Educational Training Requirements for renewal
April 2012

How to be registered as a Multi-Skilled Worker?


For workers who have at least 4 years of working experience and 1 SEC or SEC(K) cert
Start
Yes Training Course for 2nd SEC(K)? Training Course for 2nd SEC(K)

4 Yrs of Exp and 1 SEC or SECK

No

Online Application

Yes
Application meet BCA's Requirements?

2nd SEC(K) Test

Fail

No
Application Rejected End
April 2012

Registered as Multi-Skilled Worker

Pass

How to be registered as a Multi-Skilled Worker?


For workers with 2 SEC (K)s but < 4 years of working experience
Start Yes Training Course for 2nd SEC(K) Pass

No Training Course for 2nd SEC(K)? 2nd SEC(K) Test

4 Yrs of Exp + [2 SEC or SEC+SECK or 2SECK]

Online Application
Fail

No
Application Rejected

Application meet BCA's Requirements?

End

Registered as Multi-Skilled Worker

Yes

April 2012

Qualifications for 2nd SEC(K)


1 Aluminium Formwork

16 Driven Piling Operation


17 Ducting Installation for Air-Conditioning and Ventilation

2 Asphalt Concrete Paving


3 Bored Micro-Piling Operation 4 Bored Piling Operation 5 Bricklaying 6 Cladding Installation Construction Plant Operation (Bulldozer 7 Operation) Construction Plant Operation (Excavator Loader 8 Operation) Construction Plant Operation Track Shovel 9 Operation) 10 Crawler Crane Operation 11 Crawler Drill Operation 12 Curtain Wall Installation 13 Deep Cement Mixing Operation 14 Doors & Windows Installation (Timber) 15 Doors and Windows Installation (Aluminium)

18 Electrical Wiring Installation


19 Fire Sprinkler Installation 20 Gas Pipefitting

21 Glazing
22 Guniting 23 Hydraulic Excavator Operation

24 Interior Drywall Installation


25 Interlocking Blocks Pavement Construction 26 Jack-in Piling Operation

27 Jet Grout Piling Operation


28 Joinery 29 Lift Installation

30 Marine Dredging Plant Operation


April 2012

Qualifications for 2nd SEC(K)


31 Marine Driven Piling Operation 32 Marine Sand Compaction Piling Operation 33 Metal Scaffold Erection 34 Mobile Crane Operation 35 Painting 46 Suspended Ceiling Installation (Fibrous Plaster) 47 System Formwork Installation 48 Telescopic Handler Operation 49 Thermal Insulation 50 Tiling 51 Timber Flooring 52 Timber Formwork

36 Pipefitting
37 Plastering 38 Plumbing & Pipefitting 39 Precast Concrete Component Erection 40 Precast Kerb and Drain Laying 41 Prestressing 42 Soil Drilling & instrumentation

53 Tower Crane (Luffing Jib) Operation


54 Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operation 55 Trenchless Pipe Installation 56 Tunnel Boring Machine (Earth Pressure Method)

57 Tunnel Boring Machine (Slurry Method) 58 Underground Pipe-Jacking

43 Steel Reinforcement Work


44 Structural Steel Fitting 45 Suspended Ceiling Installation (Acoustical)

59 Waterproofing
60 Welding
April 2012

Contacts

Multi-Skill Hotline:- 6730 4500 or Email: bca_multiskill@bca.gov.sg


CoreTrade Hotline : 6325 5200 or Email : bca_coretrade@bca.gov.sg Skills Certification Hotline: 6248 9845 or Email : bca_skill_assessment@bca.gov.sg Built Environment Apprenticeship Hotline: 6325 5021 or Email : bca_best@bca.gov.sg
April 2012

April 2012