Public Consultation of Australian Abseiling and Climbing Standards

Australian AAS public consultation – Abseiling & Climbing

If you are interested to see how our Aussie counterparts gather public inputs on their Abseil and Climb standards, take a look at the link above.

Will this ever happen in Singapore?


Invitation to SG Climbing Instructors Community of Practice (COP) #3 : “The Dilemma of Incidents”

Hi everyone,


I’m happy to share that the next Sport Climbing Instructors’ COP will tentatively happen in Jan 2018. For the third edition, I am happy to have the following instructors stepping forward to help put this COP together:

Fish, Joe, Ai Chin, Delson, Zedong and Mr. Hee. We had a delightful meet up recently to kickstart the planning and here are the tentative details,


Date : 20 Jan 2018 (Sat)

Time : Evening (6.30pm – 9.30pm)

Venue : TBC

Theme : “The Dilemma of Incidents”


In light of the few accidents that the team has come to hear about in the climbing community, we would like to focus the COP around the theme of safety and risk management. This COP will address topics like risk management, processes, crisis management etc. to better equip instructors with information to manage incidences in your climbing programmes. This is not going to be one of those run-of-the-mill first aid courses but instead we would like to look at the before and after of an incident so that we can better prepare instructors for it.


The blank sheet of paper for COP #3 now has some stuff scribbled on it but it is not inked down yet. If you have any ideas or you think you would like to contribute something for this COP, please feel free to contact us so that we do not miss out on what you can bring to the table. In the meantime, mark the date in your calendars and I will update as more details firm up.


Peaceful Vibes!


PS : If you would like to receive further updates on this event, please join our contact list at , or you can join our event page on FB with the attached QR code.COP3QR

COP #3 Call for Volunteers!

Hi everyone,

Hope this email finds you well. It’s been awhile since the last Community Of Practice (COP) in March where we had instructors sharing on OJTs, ABDs and RP’s FYP study on the SNCS syllabus.
I am still committed to make this COP for SMF Sports Climbing Instructors a regular affair and I am aiming to organise the next one (COP #3) in late Nov/early Dec before everyone heads off for the holidays. These COPs are organised purely by volunteers who have come forward with their time to help create a platform for instructors to share so that we can grow the instructor community.
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COP #3 is still a blank sheet of paper as of now. Hence, this is a call out to the SMF Sports Climbing Instructors community for volunteers to help organise the third iteration of our COP.  It is with your help that will make it a reality come November.
If you would like to get involved with the planning and organising, or you have something to contribute, kindly please drop me an email at or a message at 9474 6410 by 25 Oct 2017 (Wed). Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions also and as always, please help to spread the message to your instructor friends.
Appreciate your support for the COP and i look forward to meeting up with all of you again. Please stay tuned for more details.
Adrian See
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Climbing Instructors COP #2 Record 19 Mar 2017 :

SMF AGM on 26/7/2017

The Singapore Mountaineering Federation (SMF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 26 July 2017.

But, the secretary has informed me that only members are allowed to attend it. I’m just putting it out here so that we know it’s happening. Members, please attend to make your voices heard. For more details, please contact the SMF Secretary.

Go figure.

PSA : Revised SNCS Level 3 Ratio

Hi all,

I would just like to create awareness that there has been some changes in the SMF SNCS Level 3 Instructor to Participant ratio.

I contacted the SMF representatives to clarify on the ratio because it was brought up to my attention that the SEACF website states that a similar Sport Climbing Level 3 multi-pitch course offered has an Instructor to Participant ratio of 1:4 whereas the last SNCS Level 3 syllabus circulated to SMF Instructors states that it is 2:8. The SNCS Level 3 syllabus are not posted on the SMF website which led to my query to the SMF to clarify this misalignment. Because if the SMF is a member of the SEACF, who do we then follow? The parent organisation’s ratio or the local organisation’s ratio?

The SMF got back to me promptly on my query and they have since clarified that the ratio for SNCS Level 3 courses has been updated to 1 : 4. The initial ratio of 2 : 8 was used at the beginning of the Level 3 course implementation because there was a need to build in some checks and balances in the system to ensure that the course was conducted safely and correctly. They have since decided to revise it to 1:4 now. They also acknowledge that the SMF website has not been updated and they will update it promptly.

I would like to share this information with the SMF Instructor community to raise awareness that this revision has taken place in light of the lack of updates from the SMF. If there are any issues on the instructor ratio raised in future, please feel free to contact me and i can direct you to the relevant people in the SMF to clarify on this matter.

Adrian See

Invitation to SG Climbing Instructors COP #2

Dear Instructors,
We would like to invite you to the second Community of Practice (COP) for SMF Climbing Instructors. The COP will be held on 19th March 2017 at ITE College Central and will take place from 6pm – 10pm in the evening to facilitate those of us who are teaching or coaching over the weekends.
The inaugural COP in October 2016 was conducted in an Open Space format which generated many interesting conversations. This time we will be getting some of our peers to share on topics facing the instructor community to give us some insights and perhaps give us some ideas on how we can improve our own teaching practices. The topics are as follows:
  1. Mr Stanley Yeo will be sharing on “Rethinking OJTs for Trainee Instructors”.
  2. Mr Ben Toh will be sharing in an Open Forum the rationale behind introducing the ABD in gyms.
  3. Ms Tan Ai Chin will be sharing on the RP DOAL’s FYP study of the SNCS syllabus.
We hope you can join us and RSVP your attendance on our Facebook Events page (Scan the QR code attached in this email or search on FB for “SG Sport Climbing Instructors COP #2”) to aid us in our planning. Also, we would really appreciate it if you can share this around to instructors in your network so that we can reach out to as many instructors as possible.
Looking forward to having you join us at this COP #2. For any enquiries, i can be be contacted at Thank you and have a great day ahead!

Adrian See

on behalf of the Organising Team (Joe Tang, Fish Thia Biyu, Samie Vu)


MOE instructors to require NROC soon.

FYI for Instructors who want to do MOE programmes. You will need to be a member of NROC soon.


MOE INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION (MOE) <> 16 February 2017 at 08:41

Dear Physical Sports CCA Coaches,


1. This email informs all physical sports CCA coaches of the requirement to have at least provisional membership with the National Registry of Coaches (NROC) before they can be registered with MOE’s Registry of Instructors from 1st January 2018 onwards.

2. This requirement aims to enhance the quality of learning experiences for all our students participating in physical sports CCA, as coaches engage in continuous learning and skills upgrading. Members of the NROC will be able to access more professional development opportunities with Sport Singapore (SportSG) and their respective sports associations.

3. All physical sports CCA coaches currently registered with MOE will be eligible to register for membership with the NROC, as they would have met the registration criteria for provisional membership as announced by SportSG:


·         A valid First Aid Certificate  and

·         Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) or National Standards in Youth Sport for Coaching in Singapore Schools (NSYS) Certificate.


4. The NROC Provisional Membership is free-of-charge and valid for 3 years, or until December 2020, whichever is earlier.


5. All coaches applications for registration with MOE submitted from 1st January 2018 onwards will be required to show proof of NROC Provisional or Full membership to MOE before their application can be processed. Coaches whose MOE registrations expire after 1st January 2018 will remain registered until their current registration expires.

6. Hence, you are encouraged to apply for NROC Provisional or full Membership at the NROC website at before your current MOE registration expires. You may also submit the attached NROC membership form to

7. Information on MOE Instructor Registration can be found at the MOE website Further information on the NROC Provisional Membership for Sport CCA coaches can be found in the Press Release.

8. For further queries, please contact the MOE IRS team at

Thank you for your attention.

Warmest Regards,
The MOE-IRS Team

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