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Public Transport


Public Transport WSQ consists of two different frameworks – the Rapid Transit System (RTS) WSQ framework and the Bus WSQ framework.

The local rail industry currently employs about 6,500 workers for rail operation and maintenance. The majority of the workers are employed in engineering roles. To support the doubling of our rail network to 360km by 2030, it is projected that an additional 3,400 engineering jobs needs to be created for the operation and maintenance of the new lines. To support the rapid expansion of workforce in the industry, the RTS WSQ framework aims to level up the capability development and standards for railway engineering, operations and maintenance, and to develop and retain quality rail professionals.

The government’s move to a bus contracting model aims to raise service levels for commuters. And the pool of bus captains in Singapore is expected to increase from the current 8,900 to 12,000 over the next five years.

In alignment with the SkillsFuture Sectoral Manpower Plan (SMP) for public bus industry, the Bus WSQ framework aims to enhance the standards of the bus profession, prepare new entrants for jobs and enable existing workers in the industry to advance their careers. 

On the whole, the Public Transport WSQ is aligned with the national SkillsFuture movement to attract and retain bus and rail professionals to strengthen the Singaporean core, help them grow their careers, and become future-ready.

The WSQ programmes train you for the skills and competencies required for job roles in the following area:

  • Rail Industry
  • Bus Industry

The WSQ Certifications are awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore, and recognised by Workforce Singapore and the industry.

With the roll out of the Skills Frameworks (SF) in 2016, the WSQ programmes will be progressively aligned to the SF developed for the sector.

More information about the Skills Frameworks.