SkillsFuture Awards

The SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA), formerly known as CET Qualification Award (CQA) aims to encourage workers to attain full qualifications which will 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 Certificate/Higher Certificate/Advanced Certificate are eligible for CQA of $200.
  • Singapore Citizens who successfully complete and are awarded a WSQ Diploma/Specialist Diploma/Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma are also eligible for CQA of $1,000. 

 

Your eligibility for CQA is based on the date of attainment of your WSQ full qualification. Please refer to the table below for details:

 

Date of Attainment
Between 1 March 2011 and 31 December 2015 From 1 January 2016

First-time attainment of one of the following WSQ full qualification ($200 Award): 

Certificate 

Higher Certificate 

Advanced Certificate 

Every attainment of the following WSQ full qualification ($200 Award): 

Certificate 

Higher Certificate 

Advanced Certificate 

First-time attainment of one of the following WSQ full qualification ($1,000 Award): 

Diploma 

Specialist Diploma

Every attainment of the following WSQ full qualification ($1,000 Award): 

Diploma 

Specialist Diploma 

Graduate Certificate 

Graduate Diploma

The Private Security sector plays a key role in supporting law enforcement agencies to maintain safety and security in Singapore. 

 

Over the years, the sector has gone through different transformations to enhance its competency and professionalism. The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) is one of the sector’s latest initiatives. It provides a five-level career progression pathway that gives security officers opportunities for skills upgrading, better jobs and better pay.

 

The sector is set to grow further in our fast-paced and complex environment. In this next phase of growth, we need to nurture talent with a wide range of skills. The SkillsFuture Study Award encourages security personnel to pursue skills upgrading beyond training mandated by the PWM. Specifically, it encourages those who are currently taking on, or wish to take on, professional, managerial and executive positions. These include employees of security agencies as well as those employed in security-related positions in their organisations.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of work experience in the Private Security sector
  • Committed to deepening skills in the sector
  • Has track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others
  • Submit a personal career development plan on how you will contribute to the sector in the next three to five years
  • Meets entry requirements for selected course of study
  • Employers’ nominations are highly encouraged. Employers should provide reasons for nomination, details of nominee’s work performance and potential for advancement in the company/sector, and explain how the course of study will help the nominee fulfil current and future job requirements.
  • Individual applicants must provide a letter of recommendation or testimonial from a current or former employer.
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

 

For more information on this scheme and the application procedure, do visit the official SkillsFuture Study Award webpage here.

The SkillsFuture Fellowship is a tripartite initiative that recognises Singapore Citizens who have acquired deep skills through significant work experience in particular industries or job functions. Individuals must be champions of lifelong learning and deeply committed to contributing to the skills development of others. Up to 100 awards will be given out annually at steady state.

 

Who is it for?

 

The SkillsFuture Fellowships are for Singapore Citizens with at least 10 years of working experience in the same, or related, industries or job functions. The individual should:

 

  • Possess deep skills in relevant areas of professional and technical expertise;
  • Demonstrate a strong personal commitment to lifelong learning and mastery of domain, with plans to pursue further skills deepening; and
  • Be prepared to contribute to the skills development of others, as an active advocate for lifelong learning and skills development.

 

How will I benefit?

 

You can use the award monies to access a wide range of skills deepening and upgrading options. The training programmes, which may be conducted locally or overseas, should lead to the acquisition of new skills and knowledge which will add value to your career development. Please note that previous/current recipients of the SkillsFuture Study Award for the private security still eligible to apply for the SkillsFuture Fellowships award.

 

How do I apply?

 

Applications are open now to 31 Mar 2019.

 

SNEF is the programme manager for the SkillsFuture Fellowship Award. For further enquiries, please email sfa@snef.org.sg

 

For more information on this scheme and the application procedure, do visit the official SkillsFuture Fellowship Awards webpage here.

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