Up-Skill in Security Operations

Course Overview

This programme is part of the SGUnited Skills (SGUS) programme (Please click here for more information) which is designed to help unemployed Singaporeans/PRs to upskill themselves with industry relevant skills and knowledge. For details of Up-skill in Security Operations, you may look at the tabs above on “Course Outline”, “Course Details”, “Course Schedule” and “Enquiries & Application”.


Minimum Entry Requirement

Applicants will need to have a pass in English at Secondary 2 or have attained WPLN Level 3. Shortlisted applicants may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants. Applicants who have already completed any module(s) will be considered on a case by case basis.


Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the course, graduates can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as:

  • Security Officers
  • Security Personnel


Application for Security Officer License Prior to Course Registration

Applicants who intend to join the programme are advised to apply for a security officer licence with the Singapore Police Force before applying for the course with SII. Please apply for the licence at the Singapore Police Force website: Singapore Police Force SO License Application / Guide.


Training Allowance and Benefits

Successful applicants will receive a monthly training allowance of up to $1,200 throughout the course of training. They will also receive career advisory and employment assistance through industry projects or attachment. (Applicants are required to attain minimum 75% attendance for all courses as well as pass all assessments).

Course Outline

The 6-month Training comprises the following:


  • WSQ Certificate in Security - Guard and Patrol (Provide Guard and Patrol Services)
  • WSQ Certificate in Security - Incident Response (Handle Security Incidents and Services)
  • WSQ Certificate in Security - Threat Observation (Recognise Terrorist Threats)
  • WSQ Certificate in Security - Access Control Management (Operate Basic Security Equipment)
  • WSQ Certificate in Security - Deterrence (Manage Disorderly Conduct and Threatening Behaviour)
  • WSQ Certificate in Security - Deterrence (Perform Security Duties at Protected Areas and Protected Places)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Security - Guard and Patrol (Supervise Security Officers)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Security - Security Risk Analysis (Assess and Address Security Risks)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Security - Capability Development (Induct Security Personnel)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Security - Security Operation Compliance (Perform Supervisory Duties within Legal Framework)
  • Outcome-Based Contract 
  • PDPA for Security Agencies
  • Handling Complaints
  • How to Conduct Red Teaming Exercise
  • Getting Ready for Virtual Environment
  • Industry Project/Industry Attachment


Workshop Methodology: Combination of lectures, group discussions, role plays and assessments

Course Details

Dates: Course Date Application Closing Date
7 September 2020 23 August 2020 


Temasek Polytechnic 

Fee per participant (with GST):

Course Fee                               : $500.00

 (Singaporeans and Permanent Residents) 

Temasek Polytechnic-Security Industry Institute reserves the right to alter the course, modify the course fees, amend any other information or cancel classes with low enrolment.

Course Schedule

Formal classroom training will be conducted 5 days per week and for 4 hours per day.


The 6 months schedule will be as below:

1st Month Classroom training for the “Certificate in Security” modules
2nd – 3rd Month Industrial attachment
4th Month Classroom training for the “Advanced Certificate in Security” modules and “Non-WSQ” courses
5th – 6th Month Industrial attachment

Enquiries & Application

Submit on-line application via:

(Please select Course Code: ONA)


Security Industry Institute
Temasek Polytechnic 
21 Tampines Avenue 1
East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 6.00pm (Mon to Thurs)

8.30am to 5.30pm (Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 62255744
Website: http://www.tp.edu.sg/sii
Email: sgus@tp.edu.sg

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.