[SSG CIRCULAR/FED/2019/1]: REVISED SKILLSCONNECT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Changes to SkillsFuture Qualification Award quantum for diploma and above WSQ qualifications attained for selected WSQ frameworks on or after 1 August 2019
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Announcement
Changes to SkillsFuture Qualification Award quantum for diploma and above WSQ qualifications attained for selected WSQ frameworks on or after 1 August 2019

30 Jan 2019

Changes to SkillsFuture Qualification Award

Following its success in raising take-up rates of WSQ full qualifications over the years, the SkillsFuture Qualification Award has been reviewed.

For selected WSQ frameworks – Leadership and People Management, Service Excellence, Employability Skills and Business Management –  the SkillsFuture Qualification Award will be reduced to $200 for diploma and above qualifications attained on or after 1 August 2019.

The SkillsFuture Qualification Award for all other WSQ frameworks will remain unchanged.

This is part of SSG’s continuous review of programmes to ensure effective usage of resources in encouraging skills learning and upgrading. Should you require further assistance, please contact SSG at 6785 5785 or submit your enquiries via SSG's feedback portal at https://portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/feedback.


Frequently Asked Questions
 

1. I have enrolled for/am midway through the affected full qualification training under the selected WSQ frameworks. How will the changes impact me?

If you attain your diploma and above qualification under the selected frameworks before 1 August 2019, you will be eligible for a $1,000 SkillsFuture Qualification Award. If you attain your diploma and above qualification under the selected frameworks on or after 1 August 2019, you will be eligible for a $200 SkillsFuture Qualification Award. More details on the eligibility for the SkillsFuture Qualification Award can be found at www.skillsfuture.sg/qualificationaward

2. I would like to complete my full qualification before 1 August 2019. What should I do?

You may wish to check with your training provider whether the course schedule allows you to complete the qualification before 1 August 2019. Alternatively, you may explore whether the required modules are offered by other training providers at an earlier date.

3. Can I have more time to complete the full qualification so that I can apply for the $1,000 SkillsFuture Qualification Award?

Based on the typical course duration to complete a full qualification under the affected horizontal WSQ frameworks, advance notice has been provided for trainees to complete their qualification ahead of the effective date of change. Trainees who completed their training on or after 1 August 2019 would still be eligible for a $200 SkillsFuture Qualification Award, on top of any subsidies given for the course fees.



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