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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification


Lifts are critical, in this urban setting of modern sky scrapers, to move people between floors. Get equipped with the skills to keep our lifts safe and reliable for use!

Learn to diagnose, troubleshoot and rectify defects and faults in lift and escalator installations, perform lift rescue operations, maintain and replace lift and escalator equipment. Be equipped with the skillsets that are required for lift technicians of the future through holistic training at the most authentic lift & escalator training facility.

What you'll learn

  • Maintain lift and escalator equipment
  • Perform periodic maintenance of lifts and escalators
  • Troubleshoot faults in lifts and escalators
  • Replace faulty components in lifts and escalators
  • Perform installation, testing  and commissioning of lifts and escalators

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Built Environment (Vertical Transportation) graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Built Environment (Vertical Transportation) graduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Built Environment (Vertical Transportation) graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above together with 2 years of relevant work experience may apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE.

Nitec in Built Environment (Vertical Transportation) graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Built Environment (Vertical Transportation) graduates are employed by companies that market, install and/or provide maintenance services for lifts and escalators. Some of the job titles that are held by graduates include Lift & Escalator Technician, Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Technician and Facility Maintenance Technician.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. Students can upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.