Skills Framework for Sea 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 Sea Transport Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Sea Transport provides useful information on:

  • Sector and employment opportunities;

  • 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 Sea 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 sector needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Sea Transport contains information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes. The SFw for Sea Transport was refreshed in April 2020 to keep pace with developments in digitalisation and to expand the number of sub-sectors and job roles covered.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Sea Transport, including information on trends and employment opportunities in the sector.

Click here to navigate the SFw for Sea Transport.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Three (3) tracks have been identified (i) Port, (ii) Shipping and (iii) Maritime Services, which encompass 85 job roles .

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for Sea Transport. [PDF (PDF, 184.8 KB)/Word (PPTX, 70.62 KB)


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps cover a total of 85 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the three tracks.

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

Click on the respective job roles in the designated track to download the Skills Maps by Occupation/Job Role.

Port

Port Equipment Engineer

Terminal Operations

Harbour Pilot

Shipping

Port Limit Seafarers

Special Limit Seafarers

Foreign-going Seafarers

Marine Superintendent

HSSEQ Professional

Crewing Manager

Technical Superintendent

Vessel Cost Control

Ship Agency Manager

Post Fixture

Operations Manager

Stowage Planner

Vessel Capacity Manager

Trade Management

Network Planning

Shipping Analyst

Ship Charterer

Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer/Fleet Director [PDF (PDF, 148.14 KB)/Word (DOCX, 89.11 KB)]

Maritime Services

Chartering Broker

Sales and Purchase Broker

Marine Insurer

Marine Consultant

Marine Surveyor

Plan Approval Engineer

Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer/Fleet Director [PDF (PDF, 148.14 KB)/Word (DOCX, 89.11 KB)]



(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 Sea 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 to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Sea Transport. [PDF (PDF, 231.73 KB)/Word (DOCX, 80.23 KB)]

Click here (ZIP, 37.04 MB) to download all Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Sea Transport.

Business Development

Business Finance

Cargo Operations

Customer Experience and Stakeholder Management

Data Analytics and Information Technology Management

Fleet Management

Human Resource

Investment and Financial Management

Marine Engineering

Marine Surveying

Pilotage

Port Equipment

Port Operations

Process Improvement

Risk Management, Governance and Regulatory Compliance

Ship Broking and Chartering

Ship Emergency, Occupational Safety and Survival

Ship Handling and Seamanship

Ship Navigation

Shipboard Operations

Shipboard Safety Management Systems

Strategic Planning

Systems Engineering

Workplace Safety and Health


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


(a) View the Training Programmes for aspiring talents

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  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.

 

Port

Port Equipment Engineer

Terminal Operations

Harbour Pilot

Shipping

Port Limit Seafarers

Special Limit Seafarers

Foreign-going Seafarers

Marine Superintendent

Technical Superintendent

Ship Agency Manager

Post Fixture

Operations Manager

Ship Charterer

  • Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer/Fleet Director [PDF (PDF, 442.49 KB)/Word (DOCX, 16.67 KB)]

  • Maritime Services

    Chartering Broker

    Sales and Purchase Broker

    Marine Surveyor

  • Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer/Fleet Director [PDF (PDF, 442.49 KB)/Word (DOCX, 16.67 KB)]

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    (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)

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      HOW you will benefit

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