Tripartite Nautical Training Award

Course Fees & Subsidies

TNTA Course S$29,075 (excl. GST)
SSG & MPA subsidy S$23,260 (excl. GST)
SMOU subsidy S$2,907.50 (excl. GST)
Total Payable S$4,996.25 (incl 7% GST)

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

Training for Nautical Deck Officers


The Tripartite Nautical Training Award (TNTA) is a training programme that enables Singaporeans to be trained as CoC (Class 3) Deck Officers to join the Maritime industry.

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


Navigation and
Cargo Watch Keeping

Maintenance of
Ship Structure

Working with
Multi-National Crew

Description Duration  Training Allowance
(per month)
PHASE 1 Certificate in Nautical Studies (Pre Sea Deck Cadet Training Program) at Wavelink Maritime Institute 6 months S$1,200
PHASE 2 On Job Training onboard ship
(sea service)
18 months S$1,400
PHASE 3 Certificate of Competency (COC Class 3) Preparatory Course at Singapore Maritime Academy & STCW Short Courses at Singapore Maritime Academy & Wavelink Maritime Institute 7 months S$1,400


Entry Requirements

Singaporeans with the following criteria are eligible:

  • Minimum GCE “N” level pass in English, Mathematics and Science (preferably Physics)
  • No night and colour blindness
  • Physically & medically fit
  • 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 career briefing nearer to the date of  the programme

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