SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA)

Phasing out of SkillsFuture Qualification Award

The SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA) will be phased out. Eligible Singaporean trainees who wish to apply for the SQA will have up till 31 December 2022 to complete their WSQ qualifications. The date of completion is based on the date of assessment of the last module that contributes to the attainment of the WSQ full qualification.

Trainees who have attained the eligible WSQ qualifications will have up till 31 March 2023 to submit their SkillsFuture Qualification Award applications via the MySkillsFuture portal.

Source: https://www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/news-and-announcements/adjustments-to-skills-training-schemes-to-sharpen-focus-on-manpower-development-outcomes.html

What is SkillsFuture Qualification Award

The SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA) encourages workers to attain WSQ 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.

Currently, Singapore Citizens who attain their first WSQ Certificate, Higher Certificate, or Advanced Certificate will receive a one-time cash award of $200. Those who attain their first WSQ Diploma or Specialist Diploma will get a one-time cash award of $1,000.

From 1 January 2016, a SkillsFuture Qualification Award will be given to every Singapore Citizen upon their attainment of a full WSQ qualification. The cash quantum remains at $200 for WSQ Certificate, Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate, and at $1,000 for WSQ Diploma and Specialist Diploma. The award of $1,000 will also be extended to WSQ Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma.

Who is eligible for SkillsFuture Qualification Award

To be eligible for the SkillsFuture Qualification Award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have attained a WSQ full qualification within the specified qualifying period (see table below).
  • You are a Singaporean Citizen at the time of attainment of the qualifying WSQ qualification.
  • You are not a full-time student at the Polytechnics or ITE at the time of attainment of the WSQ qualification. This condition does not apply to adults who are in the workforce.

How much SkillsFuture Qualification Award am I eligible for?

Eligibility for the SkillsFuture Qualification Award is based on the date of attainment of your WSQ full qualification. Please refer to the table below:

AwardEligible WSQ Full Qualifications
From 1 August 2019
$200For following WSQ frameworks:
a. Business Management;
b. Employability Skills;
c. Leadership and People Management; and
d. Service Excellence
$1000For all other WSQ frameworks:
Diploma
Specialist Diploma
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
$200WSQ Certificate
Higher Certificate
Advanced Certificate

If you are a Singapore Citizen and have successfully attained both a WSQ Diploma and a WSQ Certificate, you are eligible for a SQA of $1,000 for the attainment of a WSQ Diploma/ Specialist Diploma/ Graduate Certificate/ Graduate Diploma, and another $200 for the attainment of a WSQ Certificate/Higher Certificate/Advanced Certificate.

The award will be paid in cash to the individual.

See more on SkillsFuture Eligibility for SkillsFuture Credit Top Up

How do I Apply for SkillsFuture Qualification Award

1) Login to SkillsFuture Portal

Go to https://www.myskillsfuture.sg and click Login on the top right.

2) Select Digital Service from Top Menu

Select Digital Service from the top menu and click Apply for SkillsFuture Qualification Award.

3) SkillsFuture Qualification Award submission

Click Apply for SkillsFuture Qualification Award

What do I need for the application?

Before applying, please ensure that you have the following:

  1. SingPass ID
  2. Name as in bank account
  3. Mailing address
  4. Contact details
  5. Email address
  6. Bank account details (bank code, branch code and bank account number)

How long will it take me to complete the application?

It will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete the application in SkillsConnect. The peak periods for accessing SkillsConnect are 9am – 11am and 3pm – 5pm on weekdays.  For faster system response, we encourage you to login during the non-peak hours.

How long will SSG take to process my application?

SSG will process your application within 2 weeks. This is subject to the information submitted being accurate and complete.

SkillsFuture Qualification Award FAQ

What is the difference between the Training Commitment Award (TCA) and SkillsFuture Qualification Award?

To qualify for Training Commitment Award (TCA), trainees must also be recipients of the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS). Trainees must be Singaporeans aged 35 years and above and earning up to $2,300 a month to be eligible.

Unlike the TCA which is targeted at older, low wage workers, there are no age and income criteria for the SkillsFuture Qualification Award. The SQA is similarly limited to Singaporeans only.

On average, how many modules make up a full WSQ qualification? What is the typical training duration?

Depending on the level and the sector, a full WSQ qualification can consist of 6 to 12 WSQ modules, and take from 3 months to 2 years of full time training to complete.

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Jian Cheng SiowJian Cheng Siow
08:26 05 Mar 24
It's very useful.
Zulkifli AbdullahZulkifli Abdullah
07:49 04 Mar 24
Very talented trainer! Kudos to Mr William Chiam for delivering the Food Safety Course! Good Location near to alot of food eatery, comfortable classroom and friendly staff.
Davin SugimanDavin Sugiman
05:15 04 Mar 24
Food hygiene course
Michael QuahMichael Quah
06:36 03 Mar 24
Trainer Anandan is very good and clear in explanations
Czarina SeraphinaCzarina Seraphina
08:13 15 Feb 24
Had Shirley Wong for the Food Safety Level 1 Course. My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. Instructor was engaging and made the content fun to keep our attention. Would recommend this course 👍🏻
Keline jacq14Keline jacq14
09:37 01 Feb 24
Very good course👍👍
Resti YResti Y
09:36 01 Feb 24
Thank you Cikgu Juriah for teaching me patiently and well, it's easy to understand everything you say.
Shafiq ShafiqShafiq Shafiq
09:33 01 Feb 24
Great place to do my food safety course.Kudos to my teacher Ms Juriah for the fun and engaging class👍
Rista RahmanRista Rahman
09:27 01 Feb 24
Our facilitator Mr Anandan is very knowledgeable and got sense of humour. You won’t fall asleep totally. Staff are very helpful especially Wendy and the rest at the reception counter. Recommended ❤️
Ernie RahmanErnie Rahman
07:39 26 Jan 24
Trainer Anandan is friendly and knowledgeable in his teaching in the food safety course. He is approachable and easy going and therefore we don't feel tense at all. Thank you sir! Strongly recommned to attend his classes. He should continue teaching this course at a higher level. He is also a trainer in aircon servicing and car maintenance.
Claudine YeongClaudine Yeong
09:51 24 Jan 24
Ashley is very friendly and clear in her teachings. She gives a lot of real life situations to emphasize the importance of food hygiene and safety.However, Peter who tested the practical part was unreasonable and scolded me when I tried to explain myself for not taking back the plate of cucumbers that I sold to the customer.
Lis ChoeLis Choe
10:37 22 Jan 24
Attended the Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 course at Toa Payoh on 19 Jan 2024. The class was handled by SHIRLEY WONG (ASHLEY). Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Shirley was not only very clear in her delivery of the course material, but she was a very engaging instructor. Whilst communicating the seriousness of food safety and hygiene, she managed to bring humour and lightness to the class which could otherwise have been boring.Thank you Shirley !!
rachael francisrachael francis
05:31 17 Jan 24
Attended Food and Safety Level 3 and trainer Audrey was very good and clear with her explanation. Very friendly. She's very patient when explaining. Highly recommended. Course centre is also clean and easy to find your way. Convenient as there are many shops located around.
Chicken BruhChicken Bruh
08:03 14 Jan 24
veri gud the cher is very nice explain in all languages
Katherine ChiaKatherine Chia
07:01 14 Jan 24
Swiss LamSwiss Lam
07:00 14 Jan 24
Our instructor, William makes the lesson lively and very informative! I enjoyed it.
azlan Shamanazlan Shaman
05:59 14 Jan 24
This course very useful for me, customer managementEffective WSH LEVEL3Instructor,Jonathan loh is very Good.
Raaj's fun checkRaaj's fun check
05:59 14 Jan 24
This course very useful for me,Customer managementEffectiveness managementWSH level 3Instructor ,Jonathan Lohan is very good
IRENE YUENIRENE YUEN
11:08 09 Jan 24
Attended the Food hygiene level 1 at Toa Payoh outlet. Convenient location & clean environment.Mr Loo Hee Jin is our trainer for the day. Very glad to attend his lesson. He is very professional, knowledgeable & also a very patience trainer. His explanation is clear and direct to the point. Easily understand with his extra example.Attended the class in a relax & comfortable environment.Strongly recommend.
Jessie KhooGanJessie KhooGan
11:54 04 Jan 24
Attended Food Safety Course Level 1 on 4 Jan 2024 and I enjoyed the class throughly. Our trainer - Anandan S/O Ganesan was very knowledgeable and he delivered the training in a very fun and interactive manner. He made the class very interesting and shared real examples which made it easier for individuals to understand with zero knowledge base.The customer service - Ms Alene was very helpful and responsive to my queries. Enrolling for this course was fuss free and she even provided the step by step in submit course claims using skills future credits. I will definitely recommend Coursemology to my circle of friends.Thank you once again for making my learning journey today a fruitful one.
Raine FooRaine Foo
16:21 03 Jan 24
Attended the Food Safety Course Level 1 on 18 Dec 2023. The trainer Mr Loo Hee Jin is very professional and helpful. At times he explained in Mandarin to enable some non-english speaking learners to understand better. Staff at the Reception Desk are very helpful too. Environment is cosy and hot home-made barley drinks are provided during tea-breaks. Recommend this training school at Toa Payoh Central. Thank you.
Loh seng chouLoh seng chou
05:11 07 Nov 23
Staff were friendly and helpful.They took pains in explaining the contents of the coursrA good place to improve myself.
Irene TanIrene Tan
06:21 02 Oct 23
Ms Ashley Shirley wong is a nice and cheerful teacher thanks for class on 01 Oct 23 from 9am to 6pm thank you.I am Irene Tan Lee Peng and I understand everything and really enjoying your lesson so much 🥰 really appreciate 😃.
Ying LimYing Lim
09:41 28 Sep 23
Great place to utilise your Skillsfuture Credit to upskill yourself. Convenient location at Toa Payoh Central, Jurong East Central and Tampines Central!
Ivy TiongIvy Tiong
03:07 15 Jul 23
I wanted to attend Basis Food Hygiene course n has found Coursemology online that allows me to use my Skillfuture Credit to pay for the course fees. $0 from my own pocket. The staff, Wendy is very helpful. With her assistance, I hv no problem with my registration. 👍
SasaSasa
17:30 28 Jun 23
I Attended the Food Hygiene course on 26/06/2023 @ Toa Payoh , course sign up & payment was easy. Trainer Mr Eddy is very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful to ensure everyone of us understand the importance of Cleanliness, Safety in the work. I benefited from this course, highly recommend Coursemology with thumb up 👍
Tee AhwenwenTee Ahwenwen
08:50 26 Feb 23
Ms Ashley Shirley wong is a nice and cheerful teacher thanks for today 26feb23 thank you I am wenyi is teachable teacher and i understand everything and enjoying your lesson so much 😊 really appreciate that.
Ben HanBen Han
18:30 03 Jan 23
Coursemology provides a wide range of massage courses with flexible training schedules..Sales manager , Rachel Lip, assisted me quickly and positively with both my course enquiries as well as the registration of my chosen massage course in a fuss free manner..So for my friends out there...If you are looking to enrol for serious massage courses..Coursemology is your recommended choice...RegardsBen Han
Devaghi ATDevaghi AT
00:35 15 Aug 22
The trainers were very Knowledgeable n conducted the session to participants understanding. Friendly n approachable. Motivational approach during practicals. I benefited from Course. Tq, trainers.
Mohd IqbalMohd Iqbal
09:58 24 May 22
My Food and Hygiene course here was superb! Instructor is very helpful to ensure you understand the importance of Cleanliness and Safety in the kitchen. I highly recommend Coursemology.
MattMatt
02:58 12 May 22
Attended the Food Hygiene course at vision exchange. The course sign up and payment process was fast and simple. The instructor was fun and engaging and helpful. Highly recommend this place if you want to get your food hygiene cert.
Joey GanJoey Gan
09:29 24 Apr 22
My sister and I had many questions about the different courses. The staff present including the boss Mr Wee were very patient and friendly to help us. The centre at Toa Payoh was also easy to get to and centre facilities were kept clean and tidy. We have a very good experience.
ting siongting siong
06:05 19 Apr 22
The trainer is patient and able to explain food hygiene and safety concept clearly. She demonstrated the hand cleaning techniques, share industry practices and safety standards with participants.A good training indeed.
Jian Cheng SiowJian Cheng Siow
08:26 05 Mar 24
It's very useful.
Zulkifli AbdullahZulkifli Abdullah
07:49 04 Mar 24
Very talented trainer! Kudos to Mr William Chiam for delivering the Food Safety Course! Good Location near to alot of food eatery, comfortable classroom and friendly staff.
Davin SugimanDavin Sugiman
05:15 04 Mar 24
Food hygiene course
Michael QuahMichael Quah
06:36 03 Mar 24
Trainer Anandan is very good and clear in explanations
Czarina SeraphinaCzarina Seraphina
08:13 15 Feb 24
Had Shirley Wong for the Food Safety Level 1 Course. My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. Instructor was engaging and made the content fun to keep our attention. Would recommend this course 👍🏻
Keline jacq14Keline jacq14
09:37 01 Feb 24
Very good course👍👍
Resti YResti Y
09:36 01 Feb 24
Thank you Cikgu Juriah for teaching me patiently and well, it's easy to understand everything you say.
Shafiq ShafiqShafiq Shafiq
09:33 01 Feb 24
Great place to do my food safety course.Kudos to my teacher Ms Juriah for the fun and engaging class👍
Rista RahmanRista Rahman
09:27 01 Feb 24
Our facilitator Mr Anandan is very knowledgeable and got sense of humour. You won’t fall asleep totally. Staff are very helpful especially Wendy and the rest at the reception counter. Recommended ❤️
Ernie RahmanErnie Rahman
07:39 26 Jan 24
Trainer Anandan is friendly and knowledgeable in his teaching in the food safety course. He is approachable and easy going and therefore we don't feel tense at all. Thank you sir! Strongly recommned to attend his classes. He should continue teaching this course at a higher level. He is also a trainer in aircon servicing and car maintenance.
Claudine YeongClaudine Yeong
09:51 24 Jan 24
Ashley is very friendly and clear in her teachings. She gives a lot of real life situations to emphasize the importance of food hygiene and safety.However, Peter who tested the practical part was unreasonable and scolded me when I tried to explain myself for not taking back the plate of cucumbers that I sold to the customer.
Lis ChoeLis Choe
10:37 22 Jan 24
Attended the Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 course at Toa Payoh on 19 Jan 2024. The class was handled by SHIRLEY WONG (ASHLEY). Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Shirley was not only very clear in her delivery of the course material, but she was a very engaging instructor. Whilst communicating the seriousness of food safety and hygiene, she managed to bring humour and lightness to the class which could otherwise have been boring.Thank you Shirley !!
rachael francisrachael francis
05:31 17 Jan 24
Attended Food and Safety Level 3 and trainer Audrey was very good and clear with her explanation. Very friendly. She's very patient when explaining. Highly recommended. Course centre is also clean and easy to find your way. Convenient as there are many shops located around.
Chicken BruhChicken Bruh
08:03 14 Jan 24
veri gud the cher is very nice explain in all languages
Katherine ChiaKatherine Chia
07:01 14 Jan 24
Swiss LamSwiss Lam
07:00 14 Jan 24
Our instructor, William makes the lesson lively and very informative! I enjoyed it.
azlan Shamanazlan Shaman
05:59 14 Jan 24
This course very useful for me, customer managementEffective WSH LEVEL3Instructor,Jonathan loh is very Good.
Raaj's fun checkRaaj's fun check
05:59 14 Jan 24
This course very useful for me,Customer managementEffectiveness managementWSH level 3Instructor ,Jonathan Lohan is very good
IRENE YUENIRENE YUEN
11:08 09 Jan 24
Attended the Food hygiene level 1 at Toa Payoh outlet. Convenient location & clean environment.Mr Loo Hee Jin is our trainer for the day. Very glad to attend his lesson. He is very professional, knowledgeable & also a very patience trainer. His explanation is clear and direct to the point. Easily understand with his extra example.Attended the class in a relax & comfortable environment.Strongly recommend.
Jessie KhooGanJessie KhooGan
11:54 04 Jan 24
Attended Food Safety Course Level 1 on 4 Jan 2024 and I enjoyed the class throughly. Our trainer - Anandan S/O Ganesan was very knowledgeable and he delivered the training in a very fun and interactive manner. He made the class very interesting and shared real examples which made it easier for individuals to understand with zero knowledge base.The customer service - Ms Alene was very helpful and responsive to my queries. Enrolling for this course was fuss free and she even provided the step by step in submit course claims using skills future credits. I will definitely recommend Coursemology to my circle of friends.Thank you once again for making my learning journey today a fruitful one.
Raine FooRaine Foo
16:21 03 Jan 24
Attended the Food Safety Course Level 1 on 18 Dec 2023. The trainer Mr Loo Hee Jin is very professional and helpful. At times he explained in Mandarin to enable some non-english speaking learners to understand better. Staff at the Reception Desk are very helpful too. Environment is cosy and hot home-made barley drinks are provided during tea-breaks. Recommend this training school at Toa Payoh Central. Thank you.
Loh seng chouLoh seng chou
05:11 07 Nov 23
Staff were friendly and helpful.They took pains in explaining the contents of the coursrA good place to improve myself.
Irene TanIrene Tan
06:21 02 Oct 23
Ms Ashley Shirley wong is a nice and cheerful teacher thanks for class on 01 Oct 23 from 9am to 6pm thank you.I am Irene Tan Lee Peng and I understand everything and really enjoying your lesson so much 🥰 really appreciate 😃.
Ying LimYing Lim
09:41 28 Sep 23
Great place to utilise your Skillsfuture Credit to upskill yourself. Convenient location at Toa Payoh Central, Jurong East Central and Tampines Central!
Ivy TiongIvy Tiong
03:07 15 Jul 23
I wanted to attend Basis Food Hygiene course n has found Coursemology online that allows me to use my Skillfuture Credit to pay for the course fees. $0 from my own pocket. The staff, Wendy is very helpful. With her assistance, I hv no problem with my registration. 👍
SasaSasa
17:30 28 Jun 23
I Attended the Food Hygiene course on 26/06/2023 @ Toa Payoh , course sign up & payment was easy. Trainer Mr Eddy is very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful to ensure everyone of us understand the importance of Cleanliness, Safety in the work. I benefited from this course, highly recommend Coursemology with thumb up 👍
Tee AhwenwenTee Ahwenwen
08:50 26 Feb 23
Ms Ashley Shirley wong is a nice and cheerful teacher thanks for today 26feb23 thank you I am wenyi is teachable teacher and i understand everything and enjoying your lesson so much 😊 really appreciate that.
Ben HanBen Han
18:30 03 Jan 23
Coursemology provides a wide range of massage courses with flexible training schedules..Sales manager , Rachel Lip, assisted me quickly and positively with both my course enquiries as well as the registration of my chosen massage course in a fuss free manner..So for my friends out there...If you are looking to enrol for serious massage courses..Coursemology is your recommended choice...RegardsBen Han
Devaghi ATDevaghi AT
00:35 15 Aug 22
The trainers were very Knowledgeable n conducted the session to participants understanding. Friendly n approachable. Motivational approach during practicals. I benefited from Course. Tq, trainers.
Mohd IqbalMohd Iqbal
09:58 24 May 22
My Food and Hygiene course here was superb! Instructor is very helpful to ensure you understand the importance of Cleanliness and Safety in the kitchen. I highly recommend Coursemology.
MattMatt
02:58 12 May 22
Attended the Food Hygiene course at vision exchange. The course sign up and payment process was fast and simple. The instructor was fun and engaging and helpful. Highly recommend this place if you want to get your food hygiene cert.
Joey GanJoey Gan
09:29 24 Apr 22
My sister and I had many questions about the different courses. The staff present including the boss Mr Wee were very patient and friendly to help us. The centre at Toa Payoh was also easy to get to and centre facilities were kept clean and tidy. We have a very good experience.
ting siongting siong
06:05 19 Apr 22
The trainer is patient and able to explain food hygiene and safety concept clearly. She demonstrated the hand cleaning techniques, share industry practices and safety standards with participants.A good training indeed.
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