You might be aware that there have been several changes to the security industry over the past few years. One major change is the introduction of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for Security. The objective of the PWM is to help security officers achieve a stable income and work-life balance by encouraging security officers to upgrade their skills and progress through the productivity-based wage progression pathway. In the coming years, the base salary of security personnel in Singapore will progressively improve for over a period of six years. For more information, please refer to MOM website here.
In addition to the changes in the security industry, Regconise Terrorist Threats (RTT) was made compulsory for security officers since 1 January 2020, with the exception of officers who are deployed at warehouses and condominiums. However, in light of the Singapore Government’s effort to raise the professionalism level of the security industry and keep Singapore safe from the threats of terrorism, starting from 1 July 2023, ALL security officers will have to be RTT certified/trained before they can be deployed at ANY site.
This change was discussed during a parliamentary session earlier this year and Mr Desmond Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment said in his parliamentary speech, “Our partners in the Security Industry also play a critical role in keeping Singapore safe from terrorism”. To read more about his speech, please refer to the Committee of Supply Debate 2022 article here.
The new requirement also applies to new security officers joining the private security industry from 1 July 2023. Unless otherwise exempted by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD), officers will be required to complete the following WSQ courses before they can be deployed at any sites to carry out the functions and duties of a security officer:
RTT – Recognise Terrorist Threats is one of the 3 basic courses for a Security Officer (SO) to complete before being able to be deployed as a Security Officer on the ground. Learners will be equipped with the fundamentals of recognising any suspicious person or activities. They will also learn to take immediate action using the appropriate procedures.
In the module, learners will learn to identify:
– Person-borne threats
– Vehicle-borne threats
– Object-based threats
At KnowledgeTree Training Centre, learners can be assured that all RTT classes are conducted practically, with real-life examples and scenarios, to ensure that learners are well-versed with the protocols and procedures once they enter the workforce.
Officers may enrol for security courses and view the available course schedule through our registration portal here. Kindly note that interested learners are required to create a student account on our portal before registering for your intended course. Please note that learners are also required to have a personal email address in order to create a student account with us.
Alternatively, interested learners/officers may visit KnowledgeTree Training Centre in person and approach our friendly customer service team to assist with your course registration procedures. You may view our operating hours and location here.
Don’t worry! Singaporeans who still have their SkillsFuture Credits available will be able to utilize it for your course fee payment.