About 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 all bus professionals.
Located at the Devan Nair Institute, SGBA is also a dedicated career resource centre for the public bus industry. Interested applicants can receive most up-to-date information on career options and proficiency requirements.
ENHANCED VOCATIONAL LICENCE TRAINING PROGRAMME
SGBA has introduced a 5-day Enhanced Vocational Licence Training Programme to standardise the foundational core skills trainings for all new public bus captains applying for an Omnibus Driver’s Vocational Licence (ODVL).
The Programme draws upon industry’s best practices and comprises six modules conducted by both in-house trainers as well as trainers from National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU), SBS Transit (SBST) and SMRT Buses:
- Overview of Public Transport Industry
- Omnibus Driver's Vocational Licence (ODVL) Rules & Regulations
- Sectoral Tripartism
- Overview of New On-board Bus Equipment (NOBE) and Common Fleet Management System (CFMS)
- Service Literacy
- Safe Driving Techniques
(a) Hazard Awareness Training and Test,
(b) Scenario-based Simulator Training
Besides foundation courses, SGBA will progressively introduce refresher courses and advanced-level modules for existing bus captains to undergo continual training and skills deepening. SGBA will also extend training opportunities to all bus professionals.
For enquiries, please email LTA_SGBA@lta.gov.sg.