Skills Development Fund (SDF) for Companies
 
 
Funding and Claims
 

Skills Development Fund (SDF) for Company Sponsored Training with effect from 1st Oct 2015

Course Fee Subsidies and Absentee Payroll Funding are available for employers sponsoring employees who are either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.

1. Course Fee Subsidy

Course Type All Singapore Citizens and PRs

Singapore Citizens

(both SME and Non-SME sponsored)

Non-SME Sponsored SME Sponsored1 Aged ≥ 40 Years2 Aged ≥ 35 Years and earning ≤ $2,000/month3
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level Up to 90% funding Up to 90% funding Up to 90% funding 95% funding
PME Level  Up to 70% funding Up to 90% funding4
Cat-B SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level 80% funding capped at $17/Hr 90% funding capped at $25/Hr 90% funding capped at $25/Hr 95% funding
PME Level  50% funding capped at $15/Hr 90% funding capped at $50/Hr 90% funding capped at $50/Hr
Cat-C SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level $2/Hour
PME Level 

1Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme.

2Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy.

3Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme.

470% funding is upfront. Additional 20% is claimable via SSG's skillsconnect portal.

2. Absente Payroll Funding

Course Type All Singapore Citizens and PRs

Singapore Citizens

(both SME and Non-SME sponsored)

Non-SME Sponsored SME Sponsored1 Aged ≥ 35 Years and earning ≤ $2,000/month2
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level

80%of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr

For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 20% of hourly basic salary, capped at $1.10/hr

80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr

For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 20% of hourly basic salary, capped at $1.90/hr

95% of hourly basic salary

For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 5% of hourly basic salary

PME Level 
Cat-B SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level
PME Level 
Cat-C SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level -
PME Level 

1Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme.

2Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme.

For more information on Absentee Payroll Funding – click here. On how to calculate the amount of absentee payroll funding you can receive, click here.

How to apply for Training Grant?

Application for the SDF funding will be administered through SkillsConnect.

Companies can submit applications and claims through the online SkillsConnect platform and the funding will be awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

The training grant application can be submitted from 30 days before the course start date and until up to 30 days after the course start date.

How to submit a claim for an approved training grant?

To know about submitting a claim for an approved training grant, click here.

Courses and Training Programmes Eligible for Funding Support

For a list of training programmes, with the course fee funding and absentee payroll cap under Skills Development Fund (SDF), click on the below links.

IT Courses