SkillsFuture Credit

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What is it?

Opening SkillsFuture Credit of $500

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500.

One-Off SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up

To further encourage Singaporeans to take timely action to reskill and upskill to seize opportunities in the future economy, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 was provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above as at 31 December 2020.

The top-up can be used on all SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses, and will expire on 31 Dec 2025.

Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)

To improve individuals’ access to career transition programmes, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit of $500 was provided to every Singapore Citizen (SC) aged 40 to 60 (inclusive) as at 31 December 2020. This was in addition to the one-off $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for SCs aged 25 and above as at 31 December 2020.

Eligible individuals can use the Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) for SkillsFuture Career Transition Programmes.

From 1 June 2022, the courses eligible for Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) will be expanded to include:

  • Courses delivered by SSG-appointed CET centres
  • Courses that fulfil training requirements for Progressive Wage Model sectors
  • Full qualifications programme delivered by Institutes of Higher Learnings

The course coverage is expanded to align with the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package to provide mature workers with reskilling and upskilling opportunities to remain relevant and competitive. This will also provide individuals with more course options to pivot to different sectors or job roles.

The $500 Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) will expire on 31 Dec 2025.

SkillsFuture Credit

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above

  • S$500 opening credit

  • Claimable for a wide range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses

  • Does not expire

SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up

All Singaporeans who are 25 years or above as at 31 Dec 2020

  • One-time S$500 credit top-up

  • Claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses

  • Expires on 31 Dec 2025

Additional SkillsFuture
Credit (Mid-Career Support)

All Singaporeans who are 40 to 60 years in 2020

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 100.12 KB)

Steps to search for eligible courses: Desktop (PDF, 144.58 KB) | Mobile (PDF, 110.29 KB)

Some examples

I am turning 25 on 8 Jul 2020. How much SkillsFuture Credit will I receive?

Besides the opening credit of $500, you will also receive a one-off credit top-up of $500 on 1 October 2020.

I am 47 years old on 31 Dec 2020. How much SkillsFuture Credit will I receive?

You will receive a one-time top-up credit of $500, and an additional one-time credit of $500 under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package on 1 October 2020.

I am 65 years old on 31 Dec 2020. How much SkillsFuture Credit will I receive?

Besides the opening credit of $500, you will also receive a one-off credit of $500 on 1 October 2020.

For FAQs on SkillsFuture Credit, click here

What can I use it for?

SkillsFuture Credit can be used on top of existing government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

Courses subsidised or approved by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) including online courses.

Selected courses offered by Ministry of Education (MOE)-funded institutions*.
* Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics, autonomous universities, LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Courses supported by public agencies.

SkillsFuture@PA courses offered by the People’s Association, courses offered by the Infocommunications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)’s Silver Infocomm Junctions and selected courses under National Silver Academy.

How do I use it?

Here are some tips for usage of SkillsFuture Credit.


 

Remember to submit your SkillsFuture Credit claims within the stipulated time frame so that it is valid.


 

If you need help on claims, please call 6785 5785 or visit ssg.gov.sg/feedback.

If you wish to report on suspicious SkillsFuture - related practices, please call 6326 2828 or email audit@ssg.gov.sg