Types of Subsidies Available for Courses
¹SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Scheme)
²Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme
Put your financial worries aside when you learn at Training Vision Institute. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their S$500 SkillsFuture Credit on top of existing Government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved work skills-related courses. To learn more, visit SkillsFuture Credit website to view the list of FAQs.
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SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Scheme)
This scheme is for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above. Eligible individuals will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees (See Table 1.) SSG-supported courses with effect from 1 October 2015, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses ranging from Nitec to postgraduate1 level in the following institutions for course semesters commencing from 1 July 2015. For more information on the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy, please visit: http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy
SkillsFuture Qualification Award
The SkillsFuture Qualification Award, formerly known as the CET Qualification Award (CQA), aims to encourage workers to attain full qualifications, which equip them with comprehensive and robust sets of skills to perform their jobs competently, pursue career progression and explore new job opportunities.
Singapore Citizens who successfully complete and are awarded a WSQ Diploma/Specialist Diploma/Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma are eligible for a cash award of $200.
Singapore Citizens who successfully complete and are awarded a WSQ Certificate/Higher Certificate/Advanced Certificate are eligible for a cash award of $200.
Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme
This scheme is for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above and earning not more than $2,000 per month. WTS is set up with the objective of encouraging the workforce to attend training to upgrade skills and improve employability. Training allowance of $4.50/hr is eligible for Singaporeans who take up training on their own (without employer’s support). There is also a Training Commitment Award in place. This is a cash incentive which serves to motivate and reward individuals for undergoing sustained training. Individuals who meet the qualifying criteria can enjoy a cash award of $200, up to a maximum of $400 per year. For more information on Workfare Training Support Scheme, please visit: http://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-training-support-individuals.html
Training Allowance is also available for Singapore Citizens aged 35 and years and above and earning ≤ $2,000/month under the Workfare Training Support scheme. You may be eligible for training allowance at $4.50 per hour in addition to course fee subsidies.