What Is an R1 Worker?

The Direct R1 Scheme was implemented in 2015 to provide another alternative pathway for the industry to upgrade its construction workers.

It allows those who pass the Skills Evaluation Certificate (Knowledge), SEC(K), test at a higher skill level, and draw a fixed monthly salary of $1,600 or more, to be considered as R1 (Higher Skilled) workers; under the Ministry of Manpower Tiered-Levy Scheme.

Renewal of Direct R1 Eligibility

The R1 eligibility status is valid for 2 years [i.e. The 1st expiry date shall be 2 years from the date of the SEC(K) test]. Application for renewal can be submitted online 3 months before the date of expiry. To renew their skill status, workers are also required to attend a Continuing Education and Training (CET) related to their SEC(K) trade.

The CET is a half-day course covering the latest codes and regulations, good practices, and demonstration of new methods, materials, tools, and equipment relevant to the specific construction trades and/or areas of responsibility of the registered personnel.

How To Apply To Become An R1 Worker?

Since 2012, Aesperon Construction has been providing reliable, relevant, and cost-effective courses to upskill and empower your workforce. We work closely with our partners to ensure that our courses meet stringent criteria and requirements. As the corporate development arm of Aesperon Group, Aesperon Construction takes great pride in delivering training solutions that exceed industry standards.

We believe that our Coretrade courses not only elevate the skillsets of individual tradesmen but also raise the standards of the industry.

To apply to become an R1 worker, simply contact us here.

Benefits of becoming an R1 worker

According to the Ministry Of Manpower (MOM) Singapore, Higher-Skilled workers such as R1 workers in the construction sector, can enjoy a $1,400 reduction in levies, per worker.

R1 Worker Levy Singapore

Why Aesperon Construction

We employ a wide range of training methods to provide courses that span across industries and levels. We collaborate with local and international clients to develop a high-performing and quality syllabus to meet your business requirements, and our courses are designed to equip learners with relevant knowledge to excel in their areas of expertise.

“Aesperon is a WSQ Approved Training Organisation and we work with BCA Approved Partners. Our multiple CoreTrade courses have been steadily maintained at a 95% passing rate.”

Our trainers are selected from a rigorous process to take trainees through a valuable and meaningful learning journey. We keep our ears close to the ground and are constantly exploring new courses and frameworks that can be used to increase the skill set of our workforce.

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Aesperon Contruction’s BCA Approved Courses:

Since 2009, Aesperon Construction has helped many companies reduce levies and upskill the workforce by providing government-required training and skills assessments to over 30,000 competent and experienced workers in the construction sector.

We are the top training academy for Construction Industry in Singapore and boast the top passing marks in Singapore. We have >95% Passing rate for all of our Coretrade Courses.

You are in good hands with Aesperon Construction.

Client Testimonials

See what some of our clients had to say after attending one or more of Aesperon Construction’s Courses to upskill their workers to an R1 worker.

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