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Skills Development Fund (SDF) for Companies

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 Sponsored11 Aged ≥ 40 Years2 Aged ≥ 35 Years (or aged ≥ 13 Years for Persons with Disabilities) 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% of course fees, capped at $17/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $25/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $25/hour 95% funding
PME Level 50% of course fees, capped at $15/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $50/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $50/hour (or capped amount as specified by SSG)
Cat-C SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level  $2/hour
PME Level

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

2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy.

3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme.

4 70% funding is upfront. Additional 20% is claimable via SSG’s skillconnect portal.

2. Absentee 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 Courses3 Non-PME Level
PME Level

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

2 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme.

 

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

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