Environmental Control Coordinator Course (Asynchronous and Synchronous e-Learning)

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 2 days (Online Learning) / TGS-2021003999

Note: Please note that all applications for short courses from Sep 2023 will be done via STEP. Use your Singpass to activate your STEP account. Click on the apply button to proceed to STEP. To receive an alert about the future runs for this course, please click on the REGISTER NTEREST button via STEP. Thank you.
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement an environmental sanitation programme for their workplace, which includes baseline standards such as cleaning frequencies, cleaning and disinfection protocols, pest management, etc. Participants who complete this program will be able to register with NEA and perform their duty as Environmental Control Coordinators.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants will be able to

  1. understand the importance of the Environmental Sanitation Regime, the roles of key stakeholders (the premises managers and environmental control coordinators), and an overview of pest management, cleaning and disinfection and indoor air quality.
  2. draft and oversee the implementation of an Environmental Sanitation Programme as Environmental Control Coordinators.

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant can apply to NEA to be registered as an Environmental Control Coordinator (ECC).


Course Date: 10 Nov 2023 – 17 Nov 2023
Application Date: 11 Sep – 15 Oct 2023

Course Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Online Learning (MS Teams or Zoom platform)

Duration: 2 days (online learning)

Day 1 (10 Nov 2023) – Asynchronous online learning. Online learning materials will be released from 9am onwards. Participants will have one week to learn and complete all the learning materials at their own pace.

Day 2 (17 Nov 2023) – Synchronous online learning. There are two group activities. Your active participation and the quality of your work will be assessed. Thus, participants are required to attend the full session from 9am – 6pm via their laptops or PCs.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


Lesson Plan

Day 1

  • Environmental Public Health Act
  • Roles & Responsibilities of Environmental Control Coordinators
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Overview of infectious diseases, infection prevention and control
  • General Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Pest Management

Day 2

  • Recap
  • Drafting an ES Programme for your premises
  • Online submission of the ES programme
  • Drafting an SOP for incident Management
  • Assessment


Trainer's Profile

Mariam Mathew

Mariam Mathew is a lecturer with the School of Life Sciences and Chemical
Technology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She has over 20 years of experience with applied environmental projects and provides training for diploma and post diploma courses.

She has been actively involved in training for the Singapore Water
Association, staff of the National Environment Agency, PUB and Institute of Technical Education. Mariam is also the Assistant Director (Industry) with the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology and chairperson of the National Organising Committee for the Singapore Junior Water Prize competition. She was Course Chair for the Diploma in Environmental & Water Technology.


This is a course with assessment components. Upon completion, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Performance.

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).


Entry Requirements

Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5 for Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing;


Pass in ‘N’ level English



Important Note:

Attending and passing the ECC course will not automatically lead to a successful registration as an ECC with the National Environment Agency (NEA). The minimum requirements to apply for ECC Certificate of Registration with NEA (besides passing the ECC course assessment) is  Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5 for Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing or pass in ‘N’ level English. For applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, NEA may consider other qualifications and relevant working experience. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to apply for ECC Certificate of Registration should seek clarifications from NEA before signing up for ECC course.

NEA contact information:


Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 8 Apr 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Enhanced Training Support
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 8% GST and subject to review.)

Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023.

Please refer to our FAQs for more information.


Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$540.00
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$160.50
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$60.50
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$60.50
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$162.00
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $62.00
Others (and Repeat Students) $540.00