[SSG CIRCULAR/IBSD-QMD/2018/3]: MANDATORY NETT FEE WITH EFFECT FROM 15 JUNE 2018
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Announcement
[SSG CIRCULAR/QMD/2018/4]: PUBLICATION OF COURSE FEE SUBSIDIES AND DECLARATION OF COURSE FEE AND ASSESSMENT FEE

22 Feb 2018

This circular seeks to inform Training Providers (TPs) on (i) the display of course fee subsidies on brochures, websites, invoices or receipts and (ii) the declaration of course fees and assessment fees in SkillsConnect (SCN) submission. The aforesaid requirements will be incorporated into the Terms and Conditions in the coming months.

Display of Course Fee Subsidies
2.            TPs are required to display the following information on course brochures, Training Providers websites and invoices/ receipts issued in respect of the Funded Course (see Annex A for samples):

a)    Full course fees payable in the first instance (without taking into consideration Grant(s)1 and discounts2);
b)    Any potential Grant(s) which would be available;
c)    Course fee discounts (if any);
d)    Goods and Services Tax payable;
e)    Any other payment to be made (such as course registration fees and payment for course materials);
f)    Reflect the balance course fees payable by the Trainee after taking into consideration any Grant(s) and discounts (where applicable); and
g)    Provide sufficient information with respect to the eligibility criteria of each Grant in order for potential Trainees to assess and ascertain if they would be eligible for the Grant(s)

3.            For courses which are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) claims, TPs are required to indicate the net SFC claimable amount in the invoices/ receipts to facilitate ease of claims submission and approval (see Annex A for sample invoices).

Declaration of Course Fees and Assessment Fees in SCN
4.            For course funding applications in SCN and/or SSG funded courses, TPs are required to provide the breakdown of course fees and assessment fees, where applicable.  Please take note that, for the course submission in SCN, assessment fees should not be combined with course fees, and that course fees should exclude the GST amount and any unsupportable training expenses such as course registration fees, administration fees and reference material fees (e.g. books, files, photocopied materials).
5.            Please note that TPs are required to seek SSG’s prior approval for changes in course fees for SSG approved courses. SSG will not hesitate to take the necessary action against those who contravene its funding guidelines.

1 All SSG baseline course fee subsidies are to be termed as SkillsFuture Funding.
2 All course fee discounts must be declared in Training grant applications and claim submissions.



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