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SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

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 WDA-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 WDA-appointed Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres
Up to 90% of course fees
Certifiable Courses approved by WDA 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 WDA-supported certifiable courses commencing from 1 October 2015, trainees need to sit for and pass examinations.

Other claim eligibility criteria remain unchanged.

Click HERE for list of WSQ courses. 

 

ANNEX A

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
Courses offered by WDA-appointed CET Centres Up to 90% for Rank-and-File (RF) level courses

Up to 70% for PME level courses
Up to 90% Up to 90% 95%
Certifiable Courses approved by WDA 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 95%

 
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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For more information, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy

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