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:
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 (PDF, 10.13 MB) 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. Six(6) tracks have been identified (i) Pest Management, (ii) Cleaning Operations, (iii) Waste Collection, (iv) Materials Recovery, (v) Treatment and Disposal and (vi) Environment, Health and Safety, which encompass 28 job roles.
(iii) Skills Map
The Skills Maps covers a total of 28 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the six 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.
Treatment and Disposal
Environment, Health and Safety
(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) Critical Core Skills (previously known as 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 (PDF, 539.93 KB)]
Click here (ZIP, 7.87 MB) to view the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Environmental Services.
Environmental Management System Management
Pest Management Operation
Stakeholder and Customer Management
Waste Management Operations
Workplace Safety and Health
(b) View the Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies) for the SFw for Environmental Services
Each job role in every Skills Framework developed has Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs) identified. The GSCs are employability/transferable skills and competencies.
An industry review of the GSCs was conducted in 2019, culminating in the creation of the Critical Core Skills (CCS). Visit this link to access information about the CCS. Users of the Skills Framework can also locate the GSC-to-CCS mapping document and advisory there.
(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.
- Pest Management [PDF (PDF, 61.38 KB)/ Word (DOCX, 14.5 KB)]
- Cleaning Operations [PDF (PDF, 210.05 KB)/ Word (DOCX, 12.15 KB)]
- Waste Collection [PDF (PDF, 205.19 KB)/ Word (DOCX, 12.03 KB)]
- Materials Recovery [PDF (PDF, 204.99 KB)/ Word (DOCX, 12.01 KB)]
- Treatment and Disposal [PDF (PDF, 205.39 KB)/ Word (DOCX, 12.03 KB)]
- Environment, Health and Safety [PDF (PDF, 211.29 KB)/ Word (DOCX, 12.33 KB)]
(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.
Treatment and Disposal
Environment, Health and Safety
(c) View the Training Programmes for Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies or GSCs)
These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the Critical Core Skills (CCS), which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The CCS facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please visit this link to access the list of CCS training programmes offered by the Institutes of Higher Learning.
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.