Skills Framework for Public 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 Land Transport Industry Transformation Map.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Land Transport Authority (LTA), together with the public transport operators (PTOs), education and training providers, and the National Transport Workers' Union (NTWU), the Skills Framework for Public Transport provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • 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 public 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 industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Public Transport 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 Public Transport, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here (PDF, 4.99 MB) to download the guide to occupation and skills for the SFw for Public Transport.

(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Four (4) tracks, (i) Rail Engineering, (ii) Rail Operations, (iii) Bus Operations, and (iv) Bus Fleet Engineering, have been identified, which encompass 87 job roles.

Click here (PDF, 558.99 KB) to download the Career Pathways for the SFw for Public Transport.

 

(iii) Skills Maps

The Skills Maps covers a total of 87 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks.


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

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Rail Engineering  

  • Rolling Stock
  • Engineering Train
  • Permanent Way and Civil Structure
  • Power
  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Signal and Communications
  • Automatic Fare Collection

Rail Operations

  • Rail Operations Control Management
  • Station and Train Operations 

Bus Operations

  • Bus Service Route Operations
  • Bus Interchange Management
  • Bus Depot Management
  • Bus Operations Control Management

Bus Fleet Engineering 

  • Bus Workshop
  • Bus Engineering
 

(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 Public 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 the following links to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Public Transport [ PDF (PDF, 381.49 KB) / Word (DOCX, 40.22 KB) ]

Click here (ZIP, 2.08 MB) to download all Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Public Transport.

Automotive Engineering

Bus Operations

Business Management

Corporate Governance and Policies

Incident Management

Maintenance Management

People Management

Process Improvement

Rail Operations

Rail Systems Maintenance

Stakeholders and Customer Management

Supply Chain Management

Technology Management

Workplace Safety and Health


(b) View the Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies) for the SFw for Public Transport

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 public transport 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.

 

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service employees

For in-service employees who work in the public transport 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. 

Rail Engineering

  • Rolling Stock
  • Engineering Train
  • Permanent Way and Civil Structure
  • Power
  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Signal and Communications
  • Automatic Fare Collection

Rail Operations

  • Rail Operations Control Management
  • Station and Train Operations

Bus Operations

  • Bus Service Route Operations
  • Bus Interchange Management
  • Bus Depot Management
  • Bus Operations Control Management

Bus Fleet Engineering

  • Bus Workshop
  • Bus Engineering

 

(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.

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