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SkillsFuture Qualification Award
Overview

The SkillsFuture Qualification Award encourages Singaporean 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.

Singaporean workers who attain a WSQ full qualification can apply for a cash award of $200 or $1,000 (disbursed via PayNow). Your eligibility for the award is based on the date of attainment of your WSQ qualification.
Eligibility Criteria
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.
Date of Attainment
Eligibility
From 1 March 2011 to 31 December 2015
First-time attainment of one 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
    
From 1 January 2016 to 31 July 2019
Every attainment of the following WSQ full qualification ($200 Award):   
Certificate   
Higher Certificate   
Advanced Certificate   
   
Every attainment of the following WSQ full qualification ($1,000 Award):  
Diploma   
Specialist Diploma   
Graduate Certificate   
Graduate Diploma
   
From 1 August 2019
For following WSQ frameworks:

  1. Business Management;
  2. Employability Skills;
  3. Leadership and People Management; and
  4. Service Excellence

Every attainment of WSQ full qualification ($200 Award)
For all other WSQ frameworks
Every attainment of the following WSQ full qualification ($200 Award):
Certificate
Higher Certificate
Advanced Certificate
 
Every attainment of the following WSQ full qualification ($1000 Award):
Diploma
Specialist Diploma
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
 
Application Process
Click on "Apply Now" to submit an application via the online portal. Please note that you will need to have a SingPass account and a PayNow account linked to your NRIC to apply for the SkillsFuture Qualification Award.
 
 
For a guide on applying or viewing your submitted application, click here.
PayNow Registration
PayNow is available for 9 banks in Singapore. You can link your NRIC to PayNow via:

  1. SMS (Selected banks)
  2. Internet banking
  3. Mobile banking app
Contact your bank for more information on PayNow registration and linking your NRIC to PayNow.
Enquiry
For FAQs on SkillsFuture Qualification Award, click here.
 
For further enquiries, please contact us at portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg or call 6785 5785. 
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