Singapore Bus Academy

An anchor initiative of the Public Bus Industry Manpower Plan, the Singapore Bus Academy (SGBA) was launched on 17 October 2016 as a centralised academy to offer enhanced training to bus professionals. Besides foundation courses, the SGBA offers refresher courses and advanced-level modules for bus captains’ continued training and deepening of skills.

SGBA is also a dedicated career resource centre for the public bus industry, offering interested applicants information on career options and proficiency requirements.

Singapore Bus Academy signage

Enhanced Vocational License Training Programme

SGBA offers a five-day Enhanced Vocational Licence Training Programme to standardise the foundational core skills training for all new public bus captains applying for an Omnibus Driver’s Vocational Licence (ODVL).

The programme draws upon industry best practices and comprises six modules conducted by in-house trainers as well as trainers from the National Transport Workers’ Union, SBS Transit and SMRT Buses:

  • Overview of the public transport industry
  • Omnibus Driver's Vocational Licence rules and regulations
  • Sectoral tripartism
  • Overview of new on-board bus equipment and common fleet management system
  • Service literacy
  • Safe driving techniques

                (a) Hazard awareness training and test
                (b) Scenario-based simulator training

Contact Details

Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability
80 Jurong East Street 21
Singapore 609607


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