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SkillsFuture Credit

Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 years and above received an opening credit of $500. You can make use of the SkillsFuture Credit to deepen your existing skills or reskill into new areas outside of your current field.

From 1 May 2024, Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will receive a SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) top-up to pursue a substantive skills reboot. This is a key component of the SkillsFuture Level-Up Programme.

 

 

SkillsFuture Credit can be used on top of existing government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses:

 

  • Courses subsidised or approved by SkillsFuture Singapore including online courses

  • Selected courses offered by Ministry of Education (MOE)-funded institutions*

  • Courses supported by public agencies

  • SkillsFuture@PA courses offered by the People’s Association, courses offered by the Infocommunications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)’s Silver Infocomm Junctions and selected courses under National Silver Academy.

 
Opening SkillsFuture Credit of $500

Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500. 

 

One-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up

To further encourage Singaporeans to take timely action to reskill and upskill to seize opportunities in the future economy, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 was provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above as at 31 December 2020.

 

Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)

To improve individuals’ access to career transition programmes, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit of $500 was provided to every Singapore Citizen (SC) aged 40 to 60 (inclusive) as at 31 December 2020. This was in addition to the one-off $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for SCs aged 25 and above as at 31 December 2020.

Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credential system that trains, develops, assesses and certifies skills and competencies for the workforce.

WSQ-accredited courses take reference from the skills developed under the Skills Frameworks. The Skills Framework provides key information on the job roles and skills that an individual needs to perform various job tasks and to stay transferable.

WSQ is underpinned by a strong quality assurance framework. From developing Technical Skills and Competencies and Critical Core Skills, to approving training providers and awarding WSQ qualifications, stringent criteria are applied to ensure the necessary standards and delivery. A structured and efficient system has been established to help build a strong training infrastructure that supports Singapore’s workforce development.

 

How does it work?

  • Relevance: A competency-based system, designed to develop job role-specific skills and competencies, as well as critical core skills and competencies that are required across job roles.
  • Open Access: No academic pre-requisites needed for entry and recognises prior learning, such as work experience and credentials. Offers bite-sized modules leading to the award of a Statement of Attainment, which an individual may acquire leading up to a full WSQ qualification.
  • Progression: Makes available skills and qualification pathways which align to the Skills Framework for the respective sectors.
  • Authority: Statements of Attainment and qualifications are quality assured and awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore and/or in partnership with established awarding bodies.


National ITE Certificate (Nitec) for courses that cater to the upgrading needs of the workforce, and require completion of GCE ‘N’ Level or GCE ‘O’ Level as an entry requirement, with pre-requisites for certain courses.

Under the Semester-based Credit System of Training (SCT), the courses are structured and offered as individual modules where credits are assigned to each module. You will have the flexibility of choosing modules according to your needs. Each module can be completed in 6 months under the regular part-time course. You will be awarded a module certificate for a module completed successfully in an examination.

Depending on demand, not all the modules in the CET Skills courses will be offered in each intake. Where the modules are offered and there is insufficient enrolment, the classes will be cancelled and a full refund will be given to the affected students.

The CET qualification framework allows adult learners to obtain full ITE CET qualification in a shorter time for gainful employment or upgrading purpose. As compared to the full-time Nitec and Higher Nitec courses which are more broad-based in nature, the part-time courses are more job-specific focused to meet the immediate needs of working adults.  Each module, which is self-contained and has employable value, can be completed within a 6-month period.

Base Tier

  • For all Singaporeans aged 25 years and above

  • S$500 opening SkillsFuture Credit does not expire

  • A one-time top-up of $500 was provided to those aged 25 and above in 2020. This top-up will expire at the end of 2025

  • Can be used for a wide range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses

Mid-Career Tier

  • For Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
  • NEW Top-up of $4,000 SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) that does not expire. 
  • The course list will be available on MySkillsFuture from 22 April 2024.
  • ENHANCED A one-time top-up of $500 was provided to those aged between 40-60 years (inclusive) in 2020. The expiry date for this top-up will be lifted. Any balance from the 2020 top-up will be merged with the new $4,000 top-up.
  • Can be used for about 7,000 selected courses that support substantive upskilling and reskilling.
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