Tripartite Engineering Training Award

Course Fees & Subsidies

TETA Course $32,970 (excl. GST)
SSG & MPA subsidy S$26,376 (excl. GST)
SMOU subsidy S$3,297 (excl. GST)
Total Payable S$5,604.90 (incl 7% GST)

* Course fees as at September 2018 & may be subjected to change

Related Programmes

TETA Success Stories

Johnson Chia

“The TETA programme paved the way for me, at a time when I thought all avenues were closed.”

Reza Suhaidi

“TETA is a comprehensive and well-defined programme that prepares me well for my future seafaring career”



劳资政三方联合设立总值120万元的培训奖,培养海事领域所需的工程师,应对该行业人手不足的问题。首批九名学员昨天在人力部长林瑞生的见证下,正式加入新的劳资政航海机械培训奖(TripartiteEngineering Training Award,简称 TETA)计划。

Training for Marine Engineer


The Tripartite Engineering Training Award (TETA) is a training programme that enables Singaporeans to be trained as CoC (Class 5) Marine Engineers to join the Maritime Industry.

The programme is funded and supported by SMOU, SSG, MPA, e2i, SSA and shipping companies.


Engine Room
Watch Keeping

Machinery Maintenance
and Repair

Working with
Multi-National Crew

Description Duration  Training Allowance (per month)
PHASE 1 Certificate in Marine Engineering (Pre Sea Marine Engineering Training Program) at Wavelink Maritime Institute 8 months S$1,200
PHASE 2 On Job Training onboard ship (sea service) 15 months S$1,400
PHASE 3 Certificate in Marine Engineering (Certificate of Competency Class 5 Marine Engineer Officer) Preparatory Course & STCW Short Courses at Wavelink Maritime Institute & Singapore Maritime Academy 8 months S$1,400


Entry Requirements

Singaporeans with the following criteria are eligible:

  • Minimum Higher Nitec, preferably with the following disciplines:
    • ⋅ Marine Engineering
    • ⋅ Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
    • ⋅ Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Physically and medically fit
  • No night and colour blindness
  • Highly disciplined and motivated
  • Able to commit 31 months of training, with 6 to 9 months onboard vessels
  • Completed National Service (for males only)

Course Fees

Career Progression



Registered candidates will receive an email invitation to a recruitment career nearer to the date of  the programme

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