SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Diploma

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What Is it?

The Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSPostDip) is part of the suite of SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes offered by Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs) and appointed private providers, as well as the industry. Targeted at fresh graduates1 from the Polytechnics, WSPostDip provides them with a head-start in their careers related to their discipline of study and more opportunities to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school through a work-study arrangement.

Participating employers can recruit local fresh graduates, within three years of graduation or the Operationally Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen, and prepare them to take up suitable job roles. The programme is designed in collaboration with the industry to ensure relevance to employers in the sector. Participants in the programme can look forward to a structured career progression pathway within the organisation.

1 Within three years of graduation or Operationally Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen

Who Is It For?


The Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSPostDip) is for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of (i) graduation from the Polytechnics or the (ii) Operationally Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen.


The Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSPostDip) is also for companies, societies and non-profit organisations that are registered or incorporated in Singapore.

How does it work?


You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 12- to 18-month structured training programme, depending on the programme, sector and job requirements. The programme includes facilitated learning, on-the-job training and work-based projects, to allow you to deepen your skill sets at the workplace. You will have an assigned mentor at the workplace and enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan. At the end of the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised Post-Diploma qualification or professional certification, and potential wage progression or career advancement based on performance.

Articulation pathways into degree programmes at the Autonomous Universities are also available for selected Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSPostDip). Graduates from selected programmes can be considered for advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes, subject to meeting the course entry requirements.

Work-Study Post Diplomas are available across the following sectors:



Advanced Manufacturing

Hotel & Accommodation Service

Aerospace/ Air Transport

Human Resources

Biomedical Science

Info-comm Technology

Built Environment


Business Administration



Medical Technology


Precision Engineering

Energy and Chemicals


Energy and Power

Sea Transport

Environmental service

Sports and Wellness

Food Manufacturing/ Food Service


Suitable candidates will be matched with a job related to their field of study and undergo structured on-the-job training and mentorship in your company. They will also benefit from a well-structured career development pathway and guidance from mentors through your company’s talent development plan.

How will I benefit?

  • Receive a competitive starting salary and full-time employment with participating companies

  • Deepen your skills through structured workplace learning, mentorship, and facilitated learning

  • Acquire relevant work experience and skills valued by the industry

  • Attain an industry-recognised Post-Diploma qualification or professional certification2

  • Get a sign-on incentive of $5,000 for most programmes3

  • Potentially enjoy skills-based wage increments and career advancement pathways upon programme completion, depending on factors such as satisfactory job performance and job scope expansion

  • Receive advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes for selected WSPostDip, subject to meeting the course entry requirements

  • Groom and retain suitable talent with the relevant skills and aptitude to meet the needs of your company.

  • Receive a grant of up to $15,0004 per individual3 placed in the Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSPostDip) to defray the costs of developing and providing structured on-job-training.

  • Receive time-limited COVID-19 wage support* for up to 12 months for new trainees hired from 1 Sep 2020 to 31 Mar 2022, pegged at 45% gross monthly wages (inclusive of Jobs Support Scheme (JSS)) and existing trainees who were part of the WSP as of 1 Sep 2020, pegged at 70% of gross monthly wages (inclusive of JSS).
    *except for WSPostDip in Entrepreneurship, also known as the Start-Up Talent Factory, as companies on this programme already receive salary support.

    Click here (PDF, 42.38 KB) for FAQs for the COVID-19 wage support.
  1. 2 The industry-recognised qualifications will vary from sector to sector, and from job to job. They include Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Specialist Diploma qualifications, or Advanced/Specialist Diploma qualifications issued by the Polytechnics, or professional certifications

  2. 3 For fresh graduates who are Singapore Citizens and within three years of graduation or Operationally Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen only

  3. 4 Terms and Conditions apply

How do I apply?


Check out the course that best suits you and apply for your desired Work-Study Post-Diploma here.

For other SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes, click here.


Please visit the Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills to view details and apply for the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes.