|From 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) payments will be disbursed directly to only training providers. Training providers that offer SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses will collect net fees from individuals, after offsetting the SFC that will be used.|
With effect from 1 October 2015, Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy enhanced subsidies of up to 90% of course fees for SSG-supported certifiable courses
Table 1: Eligible Courses
|Eligible Courses||Targeted at Rank-and-File Level||Targeted at Professionals, Managers & Executives (PME) Level|
|Courses offered by SSG-appointed Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres||Up to 90% of course fees|
|Certifiable Courses approved by SSG||Up to 90% of course fees, capped at $25/hr||Up to 90% of course fees, capped at $50/hr|
Eligible individuals under the Workfare Training Support Scheme will continue to receive 95% course fee funding support. A summary of the course fee subsidies available for the different groups of individuals and employers is in Annex A.
Update of Claim Eligibility Criteria
For SSG-supported certifiable courses commencing from 1 October 2015, trainees need to sit for and pass examinations.
Other claim eligibility criteria remain unchanged.
Summary of WDA Course Fee Subsidies Effective 1 October 2015
|Eligible Courses||All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents4 / Non SMEs||Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) -sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents1||Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 40 years2||Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/mth3|
|Certifiable Courses approved by SSG||Up to 80%, capped at $17/hr for Rank and File level courses
Up to 50%, capped at $15/hr for PME courses
|Up to 90%, capped at $25/hr for RF courses and $50/hr for PME courses||Up to 90%, capped at $25/hr for RF courses and $50/hr for PME courses||
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support For Small & Medium Enterprises Scheme.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support Scheme.
4 All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged ≥ 21 years.
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