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Occupational First Aid Course

About Occupational First Aid (OFA) Course

Occupational First Aid (OFA) Course aims to equip you with knowledge and skills to apply First Aid (FA) to Adult casualty and to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) safety and effectively in your workplace, in accordance to guidelines and methodology stipulated by the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC).

The course is a requirement for all Appointed First Aiders to fulfil the Workplace Safety and Health (First Aid) Regulation in their workplace.


1) Appointed First Aiders

Where more than 25 persons are employed in a workplace, there shall be appointed in the workplace as first-aiders who shall be readily available during working hours such number of persons as complies with the ratio of one first-aider for every 100 persons employed in the workplace or part thereof (Workplace Safety and Health (First-Aid) Regulations).

2) Safety officers

3) Laboratory technicians

4) Workers who operate with heavy machinery etc

24 hours (3 days from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm for each day), 24 hours (6 days from 6:00pm to 10:00pm)

Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC)

Approved by: Ministry of Manpower

Guided by: Curriculum Development Authority (CDA)


Self-SponoredFunding AmountBalance Payable inclusive of GST
Course Fee$331.70*
SSG Funding (≥ 21 years old)$248.00
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (≥ 40 years old)$279.00$52.70
WTS Funding$294.50$37.20
  • You can use your SkillsFuture Credit to claim for the remaining of the course fee! For the user guide on how to claim SkillsFuture Credit, please click here.
  • To apply for funding, kindly write to courses@sera.sg

Company-Sponsored (SME)
Funding AmountBalance Payable inclusive of GST
Course Fee$331.70*
Coy, SME, Non-WTS, External Course Fees -
90% of course fee up to $25 per training hr + $15 per OJT hr
Absentee Payroll - 80% of hourly basic salary up to $7.50 per training hr
Coy, SME, WTS, External Course Fees -
95% of course fee up to $26.50 per training hr + $15 per OJT hr
Absentee Payroll - 95% of hourly basic salary

Company-Sponsored (NON-SME)
Funding AmountBalance Payable inclusive of GST
Course Fee$331.70*
Coy, Non-SME, Non-WTS, External Course Fees ( ≥ 21 years old ) -
80% of course fee up to $17 per training hr + $7 per OJT hrAbsentee Payroll -
80% of hourly basic salary up to $4.50 per training hr


Coy, Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (≥ 40 years old ), External Course Fees -
Coy, Non-SME, WTS, External Course Fees -
95% of course fee up to $26.50 per training hr + $8.50 per OJT hr
Absentee Payroll - 95% of hourly basic salary


  • Note: SSG Funding, >=21 yrs old: Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR,  Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy, >=40 yrs old: Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY
  • *Course Fee tabulated above is before the promotion price, grants will be adjusted based on the promotion price
  • Please note that prices are subject to changes
  • Grant amount indicated here does not include absentee payroll (AP) funding as this is dependent on the trainee’s hourly basic salary (other than for trainees supported by surrogate Employers, where AP is computed on flat rate independent of salary)
  • Course ID: CRS-N-0045659

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Course Information

Course Content

  • Principles and practices of first aid
  • Management of medical emergencies
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Fractures and soft tissues injuries
  • Handling and transportation of the injured
  • Eye and other injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Breathing difficulties
  • The unconscious casualty
  • First Aid Requirements in Factories and Other Workplace – The Workplace Safety & Health (First Aid) Regulations
  • Industrial Toxicology – Chemicals, Safety Data Sheet, Preventive and Precautionary measures with Case Studies
  • Safety and Accident Prevention – Workplace Safety & Health Act Safe Work Measures with Case Studies
  • CPR & use of AED

Course Assessment

Theory Assessment: 80% score requirement (Multiple Choice Questions, 2 attempts allowed)
Practical Assessment: 100% score requirement (3 attempts allowed)

  • The re-assessment fee of $40 applies for trainees who fail their 2nd attempt of the theory assessment
  • Trainees who fail in any practical assessment will have to retake theory and practical assessments
  • Recourse will be required if he or she fails on the 3rd attempt of the practical assessment


A certificate will be given at the end of the training once the trainees pass the skills set and assessments. The certificate is valid for 2 years.

Course Requirements

  • Able to speak, read and understand English effectively
  • No medical heart and lung conditions or any physical disabilities and injuries that will prevent the participant from performing CPR
  • Participants will need to submit a digital copy of their passport photo (.jpg or .png) to courses@sera.sg upon registration.

Course Features

  • Course is approved by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), guided by the Curriculum Development Authority (CDA)
  • Classroom-based in hands-on class set up that reinforces skills performance, group interaction and feedback from an instructor
  • SERA uses Laerdal QCPR Manikins (delivered from the US) that has unique and advanced features to enhance your learning experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our extensive FAQs are here to answer any questions you may have about SERA’s training courses, certifications, accreditations and more.

About Fundings

Applying for SSG Fundings

We are pleased to share that Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who are above the age of 21 can qualify for Self-Sponsored SSG Funding for Individuals. 

Please see below for the steps to apply for this funding:

  1. Register the courses with us
  2. Please fill in the form here as all information is mandatory for us to submit the claim for you: https://goo.gl/forms/7DLbtyGtlRL3xKlJ2.
  3. You will require a password to fill in the form. The password is 2019SERA
  4. Based on the information that you have submitted, we will apply for SSG funding for you
  5. We will inform you of the outcome and the balance due payable by you
  6. For the balance due payable by you, you can make payment via Skillsfuture Credits, NETS, bank transfer or PayNow. Do advise which method you’d prefer.

Kindly note that the certificate for the course will be issued to you only upon successful completion of the course and receipt of the balance due payable by you.

*The following courses are not applicable for SSG Self Sponsored Fundings but are applicable for Skillsfuture Fundings: 

  • Basic First Aid with CPR+AED Course
  • Basic First Aid Course
  • Psychological First Aid Course

About WTS Fundings

WTS stands for Workfare Training Support Scheme. WTS encourages individuals to attend training to upgrade their work skills and improve their employability.

Eligible individuals may receive:

  • Course fee subsidy to lower training costs
  • Training allowance when training is relevant to their job and individuals had paid for their own training
  • A cash reward for completing training

Refer to Programme Brochure for the terms and conditions

To qualify, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen; and
  • Aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities); and
  • Earn an average gross monthly income of not more than $2,000 for the months worked.

Click here to read more about WTS

Yes, kindly refer to the following link to learn about how you can submit Skillsfuture claims: https://sera.sg/en/index.php/skillsfuture-training-grants/

About Our Courses

About our Accreditation

Yes. Please refer to the list below for course accreditation information.

All Standard First Aid, Child First Aid, CPR + AED and Basic Life Support (BCLS+AED) and Instructor Courses
Accredited by Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC)

Occupational First Aid Courses
Accredited by MOM

Applied Psychological First Aid
Accredited by the Academy of Certified Counsellors (ACC)

Basic First Aid and Infant and Child Basic First Aid Courses
Accredited by SERA.

All courses accredited by SRFAC and MOM will last for 2 years from the date of completion.

Yes, we provide refresher courses for Standard First Aid, Basic First Aid and Occupational First Aid.

Provider certificates are eligible for renewal/refresher course, 3 months before or 3 months after the stated expiry date.

Yes, we can provide the class at your premises with a minimum of 8 participants. Kindly drop us an email at courses@sera.sg to find out more.

SERA complies with the SRFAC guidelines of

1 Instructor: 6 Students: 1 Manikin/AED for our CPR+AED Courses,
1 Instructor: 18 Students for our Standard First Aid Courses, Child and Occupational First Aid Courses

About Our Location

We are centrally located at the heart of town, Somerset, 51 Cuppage Road #03-03. Just a 5-minutes walk from Somerset MRT, you will be able to get to our location! Click here for the direction guide to get to our premises!

Can’t find your question? Simply fill up the General Enquiry form and we will answer your question as soon as possible!

How many SDU points am I eligible for under the CPD programme for safety officers?

SERA’s OFA has been approved under the Continuing Professional Development Programme, where Workplace Safety and Health Officers will be awarded 23 Safety Development Unit (SDU) points.

Featured Review by Our Certified Participant

Attended a 3-day Occupational First Aid Training course at SERA. Many thanks to the Instructor for being an excellent instructor. He made the course enjoyable and presented in an interesting manner. He ensures we understand the situation and the required action before proceeding to the next one. He shared his real-life experiences which makes thing easier to understand. Thanks for making us confident in being able to administer first aid.  – Jecaine Lumapguid, 31 July 2018


Course Information

Course Fee: $310.00 (before GST)  $168.00 (before GST) for a limited time only

Eligible for SSG Fundings (Training Grant and Absentee Payroll)  (Course ID: CRS-N-0045926)

 Skillsfuture Credit Claims (Course ID: CRS-N-0045926)

VenueSERA, Somerset, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469

Duration: 24 hours (3 days from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm for each day) or 24 hours (6 days from 6:00pm to 10:00pm)

Upon Completion: Certificate in Occupational First Aid (Accredited by SRFAC and approved by MOM)

Validity Period: 2 years from date of completion

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