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I would like to know more about the SkillsFuture Credit

I would like to know more about the SkillsFuture Credit

 What is it?

SkillsFuture initiatives aim to empower all Singaporeans in their learning journey. This is to encourage individuals to enhance their capabilities by enrolling for relevant courses offered by the various Training Providers (TPs). SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) provides SkillsFuture Credit (SFC), which can be used to offset the course fees.

 All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of $500 from January 2016. Your credits will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credits. These credits will not expire and is non-transferable. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SFC Course Directory.

Who is it for?

SkillsFuture Credit is for all Singaporeans aged 25 and above.Subsequent cohort of Singapore Citizens will receive the credit of $500 in the year they turn 25.

Claiming Your SkillsFuture Credit

How to apply?

You can use your SFC to pay or offset course fees by applying for claims(s) starting January 2016. Eligible Singaporeans may access their SFC account via: www.skillsfuture.sg/credit. You can check if the desired course is eligible for SFC at the SFC Course Directory.

 For courses provided by BCA Academy

  • You may also contact BCA Academy at bca_academy@bca.gov.sg or 6248 9999
  • Apply in person at our One-Stop Customer Service Centre (OS-CSC)
  • Please bring your NRIC, payment and other supporting documents stipulated on the course brochure to complete your course registration

What can I use it for?

SFC can be used on top of existing government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved courses. Please click here for the list of courses supported by SFC.

 
Enjoy Savings On Your Course Fees!!!

(Figures in the table below are for explanatory purposes only)

 

 If you are 40 years old and above and are paying the course fees on your own, you might be eligible for the following subsidy:

Demolition Course for Renovation Contractors

Course Fee

$210

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy*

$175

SkillsFuture Credit Claimable

$35

Total Amount Payable

$0

*Terms & Conditions apply

If you are between 25 to 40 years and are paying the course fees on your own:

Refresher Course For Licensed Electrical Workers (Technicians/Engineers)

Course Fee

$210

SkillsFuture Credit Claimable

$210

Total Amount Payable

$0





Courses Supported Under SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) 

APPLY WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION SITES  
 

UNDERSTANDING BUILDING CONTROL REGULATIONS – NON-STRUCTURAL BUILDING WORKS

WAY-FINDING AND SIGNAGE DESIGN

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY

ADVANCED CONCRETE DESIGN USING EUROCODE 2

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME - FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY OCCUPATION PERMIT/CERTIFICATE OF STATUTORY COMPLETION

APPROVED CRANE ERECTOR COURSE FOR APPROVED CRANE CONTRACTORS (TOWER CRANE)

BASIC ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

BASIC PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

BIM FOR MEP COORDINATION

BIM FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND DETAILING

CERTIFICATION COURSE IN BIM MANAGEMENT

BIM MODELLING (ARCHITECTURE TRACK)

BIM MODELLING (MEP TRACK)

BIM MODELLING (STRUCTURE TRACK)

BIM PLANNING COURSE (BUILDING DEVELOPERS AND FACILITY MANAGERS)

BIM QUANTITY TAKE OFF

BIZSAFE 2 - DEVELOP A RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

BIZSAFE LEVEL 4 -DEVELOP A WSHMS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

BSC IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BUILDING)-FULL TIME

BSC IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BUILDING)-PART TIME

BUILDER CERTIFICATE IN PLUMBING & PIPEFITTING

BUILDING AUTOMATION CONCEPTS, TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES FOR GREEN BUILDINGS

BUILDING ENERGY MODELING AND THERMAL SIMULATION

BMSMA FOR BUILDING MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION OF CENTRAL CHILLED-WATER PLANT EFFICIENCY

CERTIFICATE IN CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT

CERTIFICATE IN GAS TECHNOLOGY

CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR FINISHING CO-ORDINATION

CERTIFICATE IN LEVELLING AND SETTING OUT

CERTIFICATE IN PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

CERTIFICATE IN PRECAST CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

CERTIFICATE IN WATERPROOFING SUPERVISION

CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR GREEN MARK FACILITIES MANAGER

CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR GREEN MARK FACILITIES PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR GREEN MARK MANAGERS

CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR GREEN MARK PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR SITE INVESTIGATION SUPERVISORS

CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN ASSESSORS

CERTIFICATION COURSE IN CONSTRUCTION LAW & CONTRACTS

CERTIFIED CONQUAS/QM MANAGERS COURSE

CET FOR CORETRADE SUPERVISOR IN ARCHITECTURAL

CET FOR CORETRADE SUPERVISOR IN M&E

CET FOR CORETRADE SUPERVISOR IN STRUCTURAL

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE

CONQUAS TRAINING FOR BUILDERS (ENGLISH/MANDARIN)

CONQUAS TRAINING FOR DEVELOPERS & CONSULTANTS

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT PROCUREMENT & NEGOTIATION

CONTRACT DRAFTING - THE TECHNICALITIES AND LEGALITIES

CORENET E-SUBMISSION SYSTEM TRAINING

CORETRADE SUPERVISOR (ARCHITECTURAL)

CORETRADE SUPERVISOR (MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL)

CORETRADE SUPERVISOR (STRUCTURAL)

CP5 ON LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

CP88 ON TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

CRAWLER CRANE OPERATION

CRAWLER CRANE OPERATION

CRAWLER CRANE OPERATION - MODULE 1 (THEORY) - CSC

CRAWLER CRANE OPERATION - MODULE 2 (PRACTICAL) - CSC

DEMOLITION COURSE FOR RENOVATION CONTRACTORS

DESIGN AND SIMULATION FOR NATURAL VENTILATION

DESIGN OF BOLTED AND WELDED JOINTS IN STEEL BUILDINGS USING EUROCODE 3

DESIGN OF PRECAST CONCRETE STRUCTURES FOR ENGINEERS

DESIGN OF STEEL BUILDINGS USING EUROCODE 3

DESIGN OF STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE BUILDINGS USING EUROCODE 4

DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CLEAN ENERGY

DIPLOMA IN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN GEO-SPATIAL INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

EFFECTIVE PEOPLE MANAGEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS

EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN, ETTV AND RETV

EFFICIENT CENTRAL AIR-CONDITIONING DESIGN, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

ELECTRICAL WIRING INSTALLATION

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

ENERGY EFFICIENCY THROUGH MANAGEMENT AND AUDIT

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR WATERPROOFING WORKERS

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE IN BUILDING LEGISLATION AND BP SUBMISSION

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE IN CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS FOR LICENSED BUILDERS

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE IN LOCAL REGULATIONS & CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES

ESSENTIAL OF CONTRACTORS' ALL RISKS POLICY

EXPLOSIVE POWERED TOOLS OPERATION

FIRE SAFETY MANAGER COURSE 

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

FORMWORK SAFETY COURSE FOR SUPERVISORS

FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER SYSTEM DESIGN

GAS BASIC COURSE

GAS PIPE FITTER

GAS SERVICE WORKERS

GEOTECHNICAL INSTRUMENTATION FOR ENGINEERS

GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (WITH ENHANCEMENT)

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES ( ALUMINIUM WINDOW )

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES ( PAINTING )

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES ( TIMBER FLOORING )

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES ( WATERPROOFING FOR EXTERNAL WALL )

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES ( WATERPROOFING FOR INTERNAL WET AREAS )

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES (MARBLE/GRANITE/CERAMIC TILING)

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES (TIMBER DOORS, WARDROBE & KITCHEN CABINET)

GOOD INDUSTRY PRACTICES- DRYWALL INSTALLATION INCLUDING WET AREAS APPLICATION

GREEN ARCHITECTURE & THE INTEGRATED DESIGN PROCESS (ELECTIVE MODULE OF GMP)

GREEN MARK FOR PARKS

HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR OPERATION

INDOOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR BUILDINGS

INSTALLATION OF STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS FOR AIR-CON CONDENSING UNITS

INTERNAL AUDIT (QEHS) ON QUALITY ISO9001, ENV 14001 & HEALTH & SAFETY OHSAS 18001

INTERNAL AUDIT (QEHS) ON QUALITY ISO9001, ENV 14001 & HEALTH & SAFETY OHSAS 18001 (DAY CLASS)

KITCHEN EXHAUST SYSTEMS FOR HAWKER CENTRES - DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

LIFT AND ESCALATOR COURSE FOR ENGINEERS

LORRY CRANE OPERATOR COURSE (THEORY)

LUFFING JIB TOWER CRANE OPERATION

MANAGEMENT OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR ESTATE MANAGERS

MANAGING WORKFLOW AND ACHIEVING PLAN RELIABILITY

MOBILE CRANE (TRUCK MOUNTED ) OPERATION - MODULE 2 (PRACTICAL) - CSC

MOBILE CRANE (TRUCK MOUNTED) OPERATION

MOBILE CRANE (TRUCK MOUNTED) OPERATION

MOBILE CRANE (TRUCK MOUNTED) OPERATION - MODULE 1 (THEORY)

NATIONAL BUILDING QUALIFICATION (NBQ) IN PROJECT SUPERVISION

NATIONAL BUILDING QUALIFICATION (NBQ) IN SUPERVISION & COORDINATION OF M&E WORKS

TENDERING FOR MRT AND MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

PAINTING

PILE FOUNDATIONS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FOR ENGINEERS

PLANNING & MANAGEMENT OF HOME RENOVATION

PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING OF STOREY AND STAIRCASE SHELTERS

PLUMBING & PIPEFITTING

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF WSH LEGISLATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THROUGH CASE STUDIES

PREPARING AND DEFENDING LOSS AND EXPENSE CLAIMS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PROTECTION AGAINST LIGHTNING FOR BUILDINGS

PSSCOC CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION ESSENTIALS

REFRESHER COURSE FOR LICENSED ELECTRICAL WORKERS (ELECTRICIANS)

REFRESHER COURSE FOR LICENSED ELECTRICAL WORKERS (TECHNICIANS & ENGINEERS)

REGISTERED EARTHWORKS SUPERVISOR COURSE (DAY)

REGISTERED EARTHWORKS SUPERVISOR COURSE (EVENING) 

RENOVATION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN BUILDINGS AND THE GREEN MARK SCHEME

RETRO COMMISIONING AND PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING

SITE INVESTIGATION FOR ENGINEERS

SITE MANAGEMENT OF PRECAST CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

SOLAR MODELLING

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN BUILDING COST MANAGEMENT

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN FACILITY & ENERGY MANAGEMENT

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR & LANDSCAPE DESIGN

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN LEAN CONSTRUCTION

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN M & E CO-ORDINATION

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN VIRTUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

STANFORD CIFE-BCA ADVANCED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN VDC

STANFORD CIFE-BCA VIRTUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

SUPERVISION OF DEEP UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION WORKS

SUPERVISION OF PILING WORKS

SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION for WSH

SUSTAINABLE ACOUSTICS

SUSTAINABLE FACILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

SUSTAINABLE HOT WATER AND HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS

SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAMME RISK MANAGEMENT

TELESCOPIC HANDLER OPERATION

THE SECURITY OF PAYMENT ACT - TECHNICALITIES AND PRACTICALITIES

TOWER CRANE (SADDLE JIB) OPERATION

TOWER CRANE (SADDLE JIB) OPERATION

TOWER CRANE (SADDLE JIB) OPERATION - MODULE 1 (THEORY)

TU BRAUNSCHWEIG - BCA EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

UNDERSTANDING BUILDING CONTROL REGULATIONS - SAFE STRUCTURAL DESIGN

OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKS

WORKSHOP ON DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES - EUROCODES VERSUS BRITISH STANDARDS

GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN USING EUROCODE 7

MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS EFFECTIVELY

PARAMETRIC DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE: WORKFLOW AND INTEGRATION WITH BIM

WORKSHOP ON PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN ON FIRE SAFETY

WORKSHOP ON SEISMIC DESIGN OF BUILDING EUROCODE 8

 

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the SkillsFuture Credit?

A. SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit.

 2. When can I start claiming my SkillsFuture Credit? How will I be notified about my SkillsFuture Credit Account?

A. Eligible Singaporeans 25 years old and above will receive a letter informing them of the activation of their SkillsFuture Credit Accounts in January 2016. It will include a booklet to explain where they can find the list of approved courses and how to use the credit.

For Singaporeans turning 25 years old in subsequent years, they will receive their SkillsFuture Credit Account Activation letter by the first quarter of each year.

For new Singapore citizens aged 25 years old and above, they will receive their SkillsFuture Credit Account Activation letter within a quarter after they receive their Singapore citizenship.


3. How do I register for a course and to use my SkillsFuture Credit to offset my course fee?

A. You may contact BCA Academy at bca_academy@bca.gov.sg or 6248 9999.  You are also required to apply in person at our One-Stop Customer Service Centre (OS-CSC). Please bring your NRIC, payment and other supporting documents stipulated on the course brochure to complete your course registration.       
                       

4. Is $500 in credit enough to cover my training costs?

A. Many courses are already highly subsidised by the government to ensure that training costs are affordable. The credit can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies provided by the government. The government will make periodic top-ups to Singaporeans’ SkillsFuture Credit Accounts.

5. Can I submit a claim without registering for a course?

A. No. Please register for a course with a training provider first before submitting a claim. You will need your course details (e.g. course start date, course ID, training provider) before you can submit a claim.

 6. Can my employer ask me to use my credit to co-fund the course fees of training which they send me for?

A. No. The SkillsFuture Credit supports individual-initiated training. It is not intended to pay for training provided by employers, which should continue to be borne by your employer.

Employers need to invest in job-related skills training of their workers as we restructure towards more capital-intensive and skills-driven growth. We will continue to support the efforts of employers through the substantial subsidies that we provide for employer-supported training. The SkillsFuture Credit complements this by fostering a culture that is supportive of lifelong learning.

In addition, employers will not be eligible for absentee payroll support if they ask their employees to fund or co-fund the course fees.

7. Can I sign up for courses through the SkillsFuture Credit Course Directory?

A. No. You need to register the course directly with the training provider.

8. Can I get a refund for the credit that I have used for a course if I am unable to attend the course or did not complete the course?

A. Where possible, you should cancel your claim submission in the SkillsFuture Credit portal before the course start date.

If your course has started and you are unable to complete it, you will need to contact BCAA for information about the refund policy.

 9. How can I search for courses which are eligible for the SkillsFuture Credit?

A. The full list of approved courses can be found at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit under the SkillsFuture Credit Course Directory from 20 November 2015 onwards.

 10. When will I receive top-ups to my SkillsFuture Credit Account?

A. The Government will make periodic top-ups to Singaporeans’ SkillsFuture Credit Accounts. No decisions have been made on the timing and quantum of the next top-up.

11. Will the SkillsFuture Credit expire?

A. No, it will not expire and can be used throughout your lifetime. Your SkillsFuture Credit Account will only be closed upon death or annulment of your Singapore citizenship.

For more FAQs, please refer to www.skillsfuture/sg/credit/help

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