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Funding & Claims

Self-Sponsored Individuals
Employers
As a self-sponsoring individual, the following are some training grants, subsidies and claims you might be eligible for:
i. SkillsFuture Credit
The SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their S$500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Self-funded individuals may utilise SkillsFuture Credit in addition to SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding to offset the nett course fee.
How to use:
For more information on SkillsFuture, please visit https://www.skillsfuture.sg/
ii. The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy supports and encourages lifelong learning and helps Singaporeans stay responsive to a changing workplace. Recognising that mid-career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, the Government has implemented this programme to encourage mid-career Singaporeans to upskill and reskill.
Course level Courses starting on or after 1 Jan 2022
Certifiable courses approved by SSG
SCs and PRs
PMET
Up to 50% of course fees
Non-PMET
SCs aged ≥ 40 years old (SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy) PMET and non-PMET Up to 70% of course fees
iii. IRAS Course Fee Relief
Course Fees Relief is given to encourage individuals to continuously upgrade their skills and enhance employability. You may claim the actual course fees incurred by yourself, up to a maximum of $5,500 each year regardless of the number of courses, seminars or conferences you have attended. For more information on IRAS and courses that qualify for relief, please visit https://www.iras.gov.sg/
Companies sponsoring their employees for training to enhance their employees’ capabilities and productivity, the following are some funding available:
i. Course Fee Funding
Course Fee Funding is available for employers who sponsor their employees for training.
Course level Courses starting on or after 1 Jan 2022
Certifiable courses approved by SSG
Courses conducted by external training providers
SCs and PRs
PMET
Up to 50% of course fees
Non-PMET
SCs aged ≥ 40 years old (SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy) PMET and non-PMET Up to 70% of course fees
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) (Enhanced Training Support for SMEs)
Non-certifiable courses approved by SSG
All SCs and PRs PMET and non-PMET $2 per hour
ii. Absentee Payroll Funding
Absentee Payroll Funding is available for employers who sponsor their employees for training
Courses starting on or after 1 Jan 2022
Course Level Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents Singapore Citizens aged 35 and above (or Persons with Special Needs aged 13 and above), earning a monthly salary ≤$2,300 (Workfare Skills Support)
For training conducted outside working hours, AP funding is given to the employers to defray the overtime pay that was paid to their employees. Hence to qualify for AP funding, employers must have in place a Human Resource (HR) policy which provides for the payment of overtime pay to employees for these training hours and pay their employees overtime pay for these hours, in accordance with the HR policy.
Courses offered by SSG-appointed CET Centres and SSG supported certifiable courses PMET $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year 95% of hourly basic salary
Non-PMET
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