To improve the skill standard for Enhanced Aluminium Formwork Trade, BCA will be updating the existing Enhanced Aluminium Formwork practical test. Please take note that the revised practical test would be implemented from 1 May 2018 onwards.

Please be informed that firms will not be able to submit funding applications in both WTU online system and One-Stop portal with effect from 1 Jun 2018. WTU will provide more updates at a later date. For further queries, please contact WTU administrators at 6248 9845 (Option 1) or


Construction Registration of Tradesmen, or CoreTrade, is a registration scheme, administered by the Building and Construction Authority, for skilled and experienced construction personnel in the various key construction trades.

In the Building Control (Amendment) Act 2007, one of the key amendments that were introduced was the licensing of builders. As a condition to be met for the Builders’ Licence, licensed Class 1 General Builders are required to deploy a minimum number of CoreTrade personnel in their projects of value S$20million and more.

CoreTrade personnel may qualify as “Higher Skilled” under Ministry of Manpower (MOM)’s Foreign Worker Levy Scheme.


This scheme was introduced to allow the construction industry to build up its core group of competent and experienced workers in key construction trades who will serve to anchor and lead the construction workforce, and raise its quality and productivity levels. CoreTrade provides a platform to retain the better and more experienced workers by providing a clear career progression path and giving them due recognition. It will allow one to move from a basic skilled worker, to a registered CoreTrade tradesman specializing in specific trades, progress to become a registered CoreTrade trade foreman and eventually a CoreTrade Supervisor. The development of a core group of construction personnel will support the industry’s role in shaping our built environment, supporting Singapore’s economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of our people.


We are pleased to be part of BCA ongoing upgrading programme to Conduct Training and Testing for:
  1. CoreTrade courses
  2. Upgrading from Tradesman to Trade Foreman courses
  3. Multi-Skilling courses (2nd SEC(K) Certificate)
  4. SEC(K) courses
  5. Continuing Education And Training (CET)