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PWM Career Progression Pathway & Wage Structure

The progressive wage model (PWM) for the security sector was implemented in September 2016. Its purpose was to raise productivity and professional standards of the private security industry. All the security agencies and in-house security employers have to ensure their Officers pass specified Security WSQ Modules and pay wages which commensurate with or higher than the levels specified in the PWM.

The Government has accepted the Security Tripartite Cluster’s (STC) recommendations to enhance the Progressive Wage Model and remove overtime exemption.  Security officers can look forward to better pay and greater work-life balance in the coming years. Read here.   


Security Officer (SO)

≥$1,175

Duties:
General Screening; Guarding & Patrolling; Access & Egress Control; Basic Incident Response
Functional Training

To qualify as an SO:
complete the 2 mandatory *BLUs below

Training Modules:


Senior Security Officer (SSO)

≥$1,360

Duties:
Incident Response; Manage Security & Safety Systems; Regulate Traffic (Road Traffic Act); Monitor CCTV/ Central Alarm/ Fire Command Centre; Assist State/ Auxiliary Police in Law Enforcement; Key Press Management
Functional Training

To qualify as an SSO:
6 months as an SO + 2 mandatory Cert level modules below

Training Modules:


Security Supervisor (SS)

≥$1,560

Duties:
Incident Management & Reporting; Direct Supervision; Execute Evacuation Plans & Exercises
Supervisory Training

To qualify as an SS:
1 year as an SSO + 1 mandatory **ALU + any 2 of the 3 Adv Cert level recommended modules below

Training Modules:


Senior Security Supervisor (SSS)

≥$1,760

Duties:
In-Charge of CCTV Centre/ Central Alarm Monitoring Centre/ Fire Command Centre; Conduct Security & Risk Assessment; Higher Supervision
Supervisory Training

To qualify as an SSS:
1.5 years as an SS + 4 Adv Cert level modules (i.e. 1 mandatory module + any 3 of the 6 recommended modules below)

Training Modules:


Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Duties:
Supervision Management; Form & Lead Security Watch Groups; Security & Contingency Planning for Large-Scale Events
Management Training

To qualify as a CSO:
2 years as an SSS + 3 Diploma level modules (i.e. 1 mandatory module + any 2 of the 3 recommended modules below)

Training Modules:


* Basic Licensing Unit
** Advanced Licensing Competency Unit
• Mandatory modules/ units in blue
• Recommended modules/ units in green
^ An SSS has the choice to take up these modules if they have not done so previously


Note: PWM is applicable to all resident security personnel (Singaporeans/ PRs) under contracts of service. Part time resident security personnel (i.e. those performing less than 35 hours of work per week) shall be paid according to a pro-rated PWM salary

Source: http://www.ssg.gov.sg/content/dam/ssg-wsg/wsq/ssg/documents/Security/WDA_SE_DL_Brochure.pdf