How to claim SkillsFuture Credit?

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http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit/help

 

 

Which course is for me? Basic or refresher?

Basic Food Hygiene is for first time food handler to work in food stalls, hawkers, restaurants, etc.

After 5 years, if you are still actively working as a food handler, you have to take a refresher course. After which, you have to take another refresher 10 years later.

 

How to register?

First choose the language and date that you preferred, click on the class and register. No payment needed at this point. All payment will be made before the class start. Please come at least 15 mins before the class starts and verify your particulars with NRIC / Work Permit / Passport.

 

How much is the course fee for Basic Food Hygiene Course?

It is $150.00 nett (GST not applicable).

Singaporean and Permanent Resident (PR) can apply for training grant.

For company, you can access through www.skillsconnect.gov.sg

Please contact Workforce Development Agency WDA at 6883 5885 for more information.

 

How much is the course fee for REFRESHER Food Hygiene Course?

It is $80.00 nett (GST not applicable).

Singaporean and Permanent Resident (PR) can apply for training grant.

For company, you can access through www.skillsconnect.gov.sg

Please contact Workforce Development Agency WDA at 6883 5885 for more information.

 

 

Is there any training grant/subsidies for the BASIC & REFRESHER  Course?

 

For company, you can access through www.skillsconnect.gov.sg

Please contact Workforce Development Agency WDA at 6883 5885 for more information.

For individuals:

 

 

Type

Category of individuals (Basic Course)
Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR* Singapore Citizen Age >=40 Singapore Citizen Age >=35 & earning <=$2,000/month
Course Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
SKILLSFUTURE Funding $120.00 $135.00 $142.50
Total Gross Fee $30.00 $15.00 $7.50
GST Payable $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total Fee Payable $30.00 $15.00 $7.50

 

 

Type

Category of individuals (Refresher Course)
Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR* Singapore Citizen Age >=40 Singapore Citizen Age >=35 & earning <=$2,000/month
Course Fee $80.00 $80.00 $80.00
SKILLSFUTURE Funding $64.00 $72.00 $76.00
Total Gross Fee $16.00 $8.00 $4.00
GST Payable $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total Fee Payable $16.00 $8.00 $4.00


What is Workfare Training Support (WTS)?

The Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) encourages low wage workers to upgrade their skills through training, so that they can improve their employability and upgrade to better jobs. WTS is open to Singaporeans who meet eligible criteria.
Through WTS, low wage workers can benefit from higher course fee support when they sign up for any Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses at a Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre.

WTS Eligibility Criteria
ALL specified criteria must be met in order to enjoy stated funding rates.
To be eligible, individuals must meet the following criteria:
• Be a Singapore Citizen;
• Be a Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipient (proof of eligibility status is required);
• Be aged 35 & above;
• Have a monthly income of not more than $2.000; and
• Have signed up for a WTS qualifying courses.

How do Employers Benefit?
Benefit from 95% course fee and absentee payroll funding (no dollar cap) when you sign up your employees for qualified courses.

Application and Claim Process for employer-sponsored trainees under WTS
Employers will need to first pay the stated course fee per participant to the CET Centre.
Upon course completion, employers will need to submit a training grant claim via SkillsConnect for:
• Reimbursement of the additional course fee funding which they are entitled to under WTS and
• The enhanced absentee payroll funding
Applications are to be submitted between 180 days before and 30 days after the course start date. Claims are to be submitted no later than 120 days after the course has ended.

How do Employees Benefit?
Eligible Singaporeans will enjoy 95% course fee funding if you sign up for any qualifying training courses under WTS.
If you sign up for training on your own, you may also receive Training Allowance at $4.50 per training hour*. You can also enjoy cash awards of up to $400 a year if you are a Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipient and have successfully attained Statements of Attainment (SOAs) / Modular Certificates / Qualifications for the qualifying Certifiable Skills Training courses.
* Trainees must:
• achieve an attendance record of at least 75%;
• sit for all assessments;
• pass the course; and
• be employed in a vocation which is relevant to their training
When signing up for training or applying for funding, please bring your National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) and any of the following documents to demonstrate your eligibility to receive WTS course fee funding:
• WTS notification letter; or
• Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payout notification letter; or
• Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) tax notification letter; or
• SingPost receipt for CPF income declaration; or
• Any 1 of your last 3 months’ payslips; or
• Employment letter / contract dated not more than 3 months before course registration

For more information on the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme, please call the WTS toll free hotline at 1800-5368 333, email: wda_enquiry@wda.gov.sg or visit www.workfare.sg
Click here to access the SkillsConnect website

 

 

When can I get my Certificates / Statement of Attainment (SOA)?

Students will get a “Competent Letter” at the end of the class if he/she cleared all the MCQ, Oral & Practical assessments. After 2 weeks, you can download and print it from www.skillsconnect.gov.sg or you can come back to our SMTC during office hours. Please avoid lunch time from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

The first issue of SOA is free, subsequent print/copy will charged at $20.00 each.

 

From 3 November 2014, WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued via electronic form. Trainees will receive notification on the availability of e-Cert image in their SkillsConnect account via email and/or sms.

The benefits of e-Cert are that there is shorter waiting time for the trainees to receive the electronic version of their certificates and overall improvement in productivity and efficiency. There is reduction in paper wastage and easy access to the e-Cert. The e-Cert will remain available in the individual SkillsConnect account, accessible via SingPass login.

For those without SingPass, please apply for SingPass through your nearest Community Centre, LTA or online:

https://www.singpass.gov.sg/sppubsvc/req1.html

The following groups are eligible to apply for SingPass:
– Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident
– Employment Pass and Personalised Employment Pass holders
– EntrePass holders
– S-Pass holders
– Dependant Pass holders (of EP, PEP, EntrePass and S-Pass holders)
– Selected Work Permit Holders

 

What is Skills Development Fund (SDF) ?

Through the Skills Development Fund (SDF), employers can enjoy grants for staff training. Funding rates may differ for various courses. Employers will need to apply for course fee funding and Absentee Payroll Funding via SkillsConnect at least one day before course commencement.

 

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for SDF support,

  • Companies must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Supportable cost components (such as course fees) must be fully sponsored by companies
  • Trainees must be employees who are either Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
  • Trainees must have achieved at least 75% attendance and have sat for all examinations if the course leads to certification

Attendance
If the participant fails to meet at least 75% attendance and/or fails to sit for an examination or for any other reason where SDF funding is not approved, the company is required to reimburse Service Quality Centre the SDF supported portion.

The SDF support is correct at the time of printing, and WDA reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions. For more information, please call 6883 5885 or email wda_sdf@wda.gov.sg.

Note: Funding amounts stated are indicative only and is subject to change without prior notice. Please enquire with us personally for latest information.

Access the SkillsConnect website here