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SGUnited Skills Programme

The SGUnited Skills (SGUS) programme is a full-time training programme ranging from 6 to 9 months. The training courses are designed in partnership with the industry to help you acquire industry-relevant skills that can improve your employability. You will also have the chance to apply the skills learnt during the programme, through opportunities like workplace immersions and industry projects. You will also benefit from employment facilitation efforts from NTUC LearningHub.

Programme & Eligibility 

All Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident job seekers aged 21 and above are eligible for the programme.

The target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:
a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and
b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 and are entering the labour force.

Course Fees And Training Allowance

You will receive a training allowance of $1,200 per month** for the duration of the programme to cover your subsistence expenses. Your programme fees will be subsidised to keep your upskilling affordable. You can use your SkillsFuture Credit* to offset your course fees after funding subsidies.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Thank you for your interest in SGUnited Skills Programmes. To apply, please visit the individual application links in the table below.

Applications for programmes will typically close two weeks before the programme commencement date or when the class is fully subscribed, whichever comes first. Applications can remain open until the course commencement date if training places are still available.

Our colleagues will be in touch with you if you are shortlisted for further evaluation after they have reviewed your application. As we are experiencing a high volume of applications, we seek your patience and understanding should we be slower in responding to you.

Job Roles Application Link
Java Developer​ Apply Here
Full Stack Developer Apply Here
Associate Data Analyst​ Apply Here
Desktop Support Engineer Apply Here
Systems Administrator​ Apply Here
Network Administrator Apply Here
Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Specialist​ Apply Here
Associate Project Manager / Scrum Master Apply Here
Digital Business Operations Specialist Apply Here
Associate UI/UX Designer Apply Here
Digital Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Executive​ Apply Here
Basic Care Assistant Apply Here
Healthcare Assistant Apply Here
Health Coach and Community Care Executive Apply Here

SGUNITED SKILLS PROGRAMME

HEALTHCARE ROLES

S/N Tech Light Roles Programme Tracks Total Programme Duration (Months) Classroom Training Duration (Hours) Project Work Duration (Hours) Full Programme Fee per Pax (before GST) Nett Fee Payable* by Trainee after SSG Funding
1 Basic Care Assistant 6 369.5 224 $7,080.00 $500.00
2 Healthcare Assistant 6 373.5 176 $7,620.00 $500.00
3 Health Coach and Community Care Executive 6 596 40 $14,030.00 $500.00

 

*Nett Payable can be offset using SkillsFuture Credit
**Trainees must commit to full-time training over the programme duration and must meet minimum 75% attendance to qualify for Training Allowance (TA). Individuals who are receiving COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) will receive $400 SGUS TA/month until they are no longer receiving CSG. Individuals receiving Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) will receive $200 SGUS TA/month until they are no longer receiving SIRS.

Courses For Healthcare Tracks

Basic Care Assistant is responsible to assist nurses in providing basic care in activities for daily living of patients (ADLs). Your responsibilities include transporting and transferring of patients, assist patients with toileting, ordering of diet for patients, oral feeding patients, as well as assist in changing and cleaning of patients.

Course Title Duration (Hours)
Basic Care Assistant
WSQ Preparing Oneself to Adapt to Changing Roles in the Workplace 11
Skillsfuture In Digital Workplace For Healthcare 16.5
WSQ Assist Clients To Meet Basic Hygiene Needs 15
WSQ Work In A Safe Working Environment That Meets the Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines 15
WSQ Provide Enhanced Personal Care For Clients 24
Fundamentals in Infection Control 10
Fundamentals in Anatomy and Physiology 10
Introduction to Counselling 10
Introduction to Wellness 10
Introduction to Social Prescribing 10
Fundamentals in Nutrition 10
Practicum 224
Total Number of Months: 6

Healthcare Assistant is responsible to assist nurses in providing basic card and activities of daily living (ADLs) when required. You will be responsible to administer medication and recording vital signs of patients. Assisting them with their common health conditions such as recognising signs and symptoms of common chronic and acute health conditions. As a Healthcare Assistant, you will provide appropriate care and support to patient in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines.

Course Title Duration (Hours)
Healthcare Assistant
WSQ Preparing Oneself to Adapt to Changing Roles in the Workplace 11
Skillsfuture In Digital Workplace For Healthcare 16.5
WSQ Assist Clients To Meet Basic Hygiene Needs 15
WSQ Work In A Safe Working Environment That Meets the Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines 15
WSQ Provide Enhanced Personal Care For Clients 24
WSQ Assist Client With Clinical Care Needs 24.5
WSQ Engage Clients Through Activities According To Clients’ Needs 25
Fundamentals in Infection Control 10
Fundamentals in Anatomy and Physiology 10
Introduction to Counselling 10
Introduction to Wellness 10
Introduction to Social Prescribing 10
Fundamentals in Nutrition 10
Practicum 176
Total Number of Months: 6

As a Health Coach, the responsibility of your role is to coordinate and evaluate appropriate community health screenings. Promote community health through the application of behaviour change strategies and work with community partners to achieve individual’s health improvement.

As a Community Care Executive, the responsibility of your role is to coordinate all aspects of discharge and care planning. Monitoring client’s care delivery in partnership with family members, multidisciplinary healthcare teams and external agencies. Connect with appropriate health and social services to optimise community resources in care delivery.

Course Title Duration (Hours)
Healthcare Coach and Community Care Executive 
Promoting Health Behaviours (Modular Cert)
1. Health Promotion
2. Health and Wellness
3. Behaviour Change
4. Nutrition Care Process
120
Community Care (Modular Cert)
1. Assessment and Management of Chronic Diseases
2. Falls and Frailty Prevention
3. Case Management
4. Integrated Care
120
Communication in Healthcare (Modular Cert)
1. Counselling and Communication
2. Health Coaching
3. Communicating with Community Partners
120
Promoting Health Through Exercise (Modular Cert)
1. Inclusive Physical Activity
2. Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise
3. Exercise Programming and Assessment
4. Sports and Exercise Prescription
120
WSQ Preparing Oneself to Adapt to Changing Roles in the Workplace 11.5
Build Resilience and Develop Skills to Lead Change 16.5
WSQ Manage a Diverse Service Environment powered by John Maxwell 16
Effective Problem-Solving Techniques (ES WSQ – Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level) 16
NICF – Data Visualisation with Qlik Sense (SF) 16
On-the-Job Training/Job Attachment 40
Total Number of Months: 6

TECH LIGHT ROLES

S/N Tech Light Roles Programme Tracks Total Programme Duration (Months) Classroom Training Duration (Days) Project Work Duration (Days) Full Programme Fee per Pax (before GST) Nett Fee Payable* by Trainee after SSG Funding
1 Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Specialist 9 64.0 42.0 $27,035.00 $750.00
2 Associate UI/UX Designer 9 60.5 23.0 $26,700.00 $750.00
3 Associate Project Manager / Scrum Master 9 61.5 36.0 $26,865.00 $750.00
4 Digital Business Operations Specialist 9 58.5 29.5 $26,975.00 $750.00
5 Digital Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Executive 6 53.3 10.0 $17,906.74 $500.00
6 Digital HR Business Partner 9 62.0 25.0 $26,990.00 $750.00
7 Community and Partnerships Specialist 6 54.5 3.0 $17,965.00 $500.00

 

*Nett Payable can be offset using SkillsFuture Credit
**Trainees must commit to full-time training over the programme duration and must meet minimum 75% attendance to qualify for Training Allowance (TA). Individuals who are receiving COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) will receive $400 SGUS TA/month until they are no longer receiving CSG. Individuals receiving Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) will receive $200 SGUS TA/month until they are no longer receiving SIRS.

Courses For Tech Light Tracks

Digital Marketing and E-commerce Specialists will understand trends and insights to run a successful e-commerce business from start to end. This includes the sourcing of products on Alibaba, to the building of e-commerce store using WordPress, launch of a marketplace store on platforms such as Amazon, and development of digital marketing campaigns to enhance sales.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
Understanding e-Commerce, Insights and Trends 2
Build E-Commerce Website using WordPress CMS and WooCommerce Plugin 5
Introduction to UX/UI 1
Capstone Project: Build an E-Commerce website 7
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8
Month 2: 
Supply chain and Inventory Management 2
Amazon Setup and Management Part-1 7
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) 2
Project: Setup store on Amazon Singapore and do SEO for an E-commerce Store 7
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11
Month 3: 
Understanding cross border Trade, Customs and Taxation 2
Amazon Setup and Management Part-2 7
Google AdWords: Search, Display & Video 3
Facebook and Instagram Marketing 2
Project: Setup store on Amazon Global and do Facebook and Instagram Marketing 7
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 14
Month 4:
Amazon Setup and Management Part-3 7
Google Analytics 2
Data Analytics 2
Data Visualisation 2
Project: Develop a Marketing Plan and evaluate using Google Analytics 7
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13
Month 5: 
Alibaba GET Programme (Part-1) 7
Wechat and TikTok Marketing 2
Project: Setup Store on Alibaba 7
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 9
Month 6:
Alibaba GET Programme (Part-2) 7
Influencer Marketing 2
Project: Setup a social influencing campaign through social media including WeChat and TikTok 7
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 9
Summative Capstone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 42
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 64

UI/UX Designers are responsible for the design and implementation of digital tools such as a website to enhance a user’s experience on site. The UI/UX Designer works closely with the marketing team to ensure that the best design practices and principles are implemented across all digital platforms.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: UI/UX Foundation
Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) 7
Rapid Prototyping for UI Design using Adobe XD 5
Basic to Intermediate Adobe Photoshop CC 3
Project 1: Designing a website/app using UCD methodology on Adobe XD with basic detailing.
This project is aimed at application of the user centered design methodology learnt in the CUA course, along with creating prototype using the tool. It will reinforce the learnings and participants will be able to see their progress in designing interface structures.
5
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 15
Month 2: 
Fundamentals of Web Design and Development using WordPress 5
Basic to Intermediate Adobe Illustrator CC 3
Elements of design and Photo Editing with Lightroom 4
Jumpstart video editing with DaVinci Resolve 3
Project 2: Enhancing the website/app with media, forms, images, videos and testing with users.

This project is aimed at adding detail components in the interface. Participants will practise how to enhance the usability and effectiveness of their interfaces with media elements of all types for a better user experience.

5
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 15
Month 3: 
Certified Digital Persuasion Analyst (CDPA) 5
Essential Motion Graphics for Online and Social Media Marketing with After Effects for Total Beginners 3
Essential Video Editing from Scratch using Premiere Pro 3
Google Analytics 2
Project 3: Creating a persuasion strategy for website/app, adding persuasion tools and advanced media including AR/VR/bespoke videos to the site and defining performance measurement parameters.

This project is aimed at further increasing the influence on the users and helping them take decisions using persuasion techniques and usage of advanced channels like AR/VR/bespoke videos and help them define the parameters linked with analytics and live performance of websites

5
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13
Month 4: 
NICF – Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (SF) 5
Project Management for All 3
Introduction to Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Software Testing 2
Project 4: Coding the website/app to meet the minimal viable requirements and simulating the role of a project manager and a tester as the necessary staff in software development cycle.
This project is aimed at exposing participants to the other roles involved in software development process like developers, project managers and software testers by understanding their skillsets and work collaboratively with them in a real time SDLC.
5
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 10
Month 5: 
Apply Continuous Improvement Thinking in the Workplace (SF) 2
Design Thinking for Operations (SF) 2
Project: 3
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 4
Month 6: 
Effective Problem Solving Techniques (ES WSQ – Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level)

 

2
Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement (ES WSQ – Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement) 2
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 4
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 23
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 61

The Project Manager/ Scrum Master plans projects to ensure successful implementation of project objectives. He/ She is analytical and adopts Agile and Scrum process frameworks, defines project resources, manages progress, and facilitates collaboration between various parties to prevent failure.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
Project Management for All 2.5
NICF – PRINCE2 2017 Foundation in Project Management (SF) 3.0
Apply Continuous Improvement Thinking in the Workplace (SF) 2.0
NICF – ITIL 4 Foundation (SF) 2.0
Online Communication and Collaboration Tools 2.0
Project: Welding company’s bidding system case study project
Objectives: Participants will be able to effectively collect requirements and create a proposal for the bid. Using the concept of WBS and project plan, the proposal must be done as close to the industry requirements
Expectation: Create a proposal, Create a WBS and Create Schedule for the project.
10.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.5
Month 2: 
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 2.0
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) 2.0
ICAgile Agile Team Facilitation 2.0
Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM) 2.0
NICF – Project Management Professional (PMP)® (SF) 5.0
Project: IT Company case study on Data Mining
Objectives: Using Agile approach, backlog and roadmap must be created.
Expectation: Using the Agile approach, a roadmap must be created. Based on the roadmap and identifying the high value items, participants should create a kanban board. They should identify the MVP and organize them in the backlog. Then logical grouping of roadmap is needed
10.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 3: 
NICF – PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® (SF) 4.0
NICF – Managing Projects with Microsoft Project (SF) 3.0
Certified Agile Process Owner (CAPO) 2.0
Introduction to Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Software Testing 2.0
Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) 3.0
Project: Technology Training company case study Objectives: Identify the risks and work on the risk management plan and risk register based on the industry relevant. Align with ISO 31000
Expectation: Brainstorming results, murder baord results, risk evaluation process, risk register data and mitigation plans
10.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 14.0
Month 4:
Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act 2.0
NICF – Cybersecurity Awareness Programme (SF) 1.0
NICF – Data Appreciation to Extract Business Value (SF) 2.0
NICF – Data Visualization with Qlik Sense (SF) 2.0
WSQ Present Information powered by Wiley  2.0
Design Thinking for Operations (SF) 2.0
Project: 6.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 5: 
WSQ Support Implementation of Change Management Programmes and Initiatives powered by Kotter 2.0
WSQ Participate in Negotiations powered by Wiley 2.0
Personal Effectiveness Level 3 powered by John Maxwell 2.0
People and Performance Management Level 3 powered by John Maxwell 2.0
Project:
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Month 6: Softskills
Effective Problem Solving Techniques (ES WSQ – Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level) 2.0
Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement (ES WSQ – Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement) 2.0
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 4.0
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 36.0
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 61.5

A Digital Business Operations Specialist will improve the operations of a company through digital transformation efforts by implementing simple to sophisticated technologies that solve immediate business needs.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: Digita Transformation
Understand Digital Transformation 5.0
AgileSHIFT: Enterprise Agility and Transformation 2.0
Design Thinking for Operations (SF) 2.0
Business Model Canvas – 9 Steps to a Successful Business 1.0
Online Communication and Collaboration Tools 2.0
Project Management for All 2.5
Project: 6.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 14.5
Month 2:  Cybersecurity and Data Analytics
NICF – Cybersecurity Awareness Programme (SF) 1.0
NICF – Data Appreciation to Extract Business Value (SF) 2.0
NICF – Analysing and Visualising Data with Power BI (SF) 3.0
Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act 2.0
Project: 5.5
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Month 3: Process Automation
Apply Continuous Improvement Thinking in the Workplace (SF) 2.0
Certified Agile Process Owner (CAPO) 2.0
Microsoft Forms and Microsoft Power Automate 2.0
NICF – RPA Design & Development (SF) 5.0
Project: 6.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 4: Doing Business Online
NICF – Managing Projects with Microsoft Project (SF) 3.0
Build E-Commerce Website using WordPress CMS and WooCommerce Plugin 5.0
Google Analytics 2.0
E-Commerce Campaign Management (ICDL Digital Marketing) – Fundamental Level 2.0
Project: 7.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 12.0
Month 5: Digital Marketing
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD) 6.0
WSQ Support Implementation of Change Management Programmes and Initiatives powered by Kotter 2.0
Project: 5.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Month 6: Softskills
WSQ Establish Relationships for Customer Confidence 2.0
HR for Non-HR Professionals 1.0
Effective Communications and Relationship Building (ES WSQ – Communicate and Relate Effectively at the Workplace) 2.0
Project:
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 5.0
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding Capstone Project) 29.5
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 58.5

A Digital HSE Executive will need to acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of Workplace Safety and Health, and the digital technology skills required to digitalise and automate processes in their future workplaces

Course Title Duration (Days)
Phase 1: WSH Foundation (Tech and Soft Skills)
Month 1: 
Administer WSH Policy 1.1
Identify WSH Hazards and Implement Control Measures 2.0
Coordinate WSH Management System with Legal Compliance 2.6
DuPont e-Learning series  [Technical Skills] 2.5
Understanding Basic Workplace Health Practices 1.0
Project: NA 0.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 9.2
Month 2: 
Coordinate Implementation of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans 2.0
Promote WSH Culture Development 1.1
Facilitate Effective Communication and Engagement at the Workplace (ES WSQ) 2.0
Implement Incident Management Process 1.0
Fire Safety Awareness 0.5
Strengthening your wellness and resilience 1.0
Project: NA
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 7.6
Month 3: 
Investigate and Report WSH Incidents 3.0
Measure, Monitor and Report WSH Performance 1.5
Adopting a Wellness approach at the workplace 1.0
Occupational First Aid 3.0
DuPont e-Learning series  [Soft Skills] 2.5
Project: 0.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 4:
Supervise WSH in (Elective – Construction or Process Plant) 3.5 or 4
Solve Problems & Make Decisions at Supervisory Level (ES WSQ) 2.0
Chemical Safety Awareness 1.0
Manage Hazardous Substances 2.0
Project: Total WSH Plan for a company 4.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 9.0
Phase 2: Digital WSH
 Month 5
Digital Workplace: Business Process and Workflow Automation – Design, Deploy and Manage 3.0
Project Management for All 2.5
Data Appreciation To Extract Business Value 2.0
NICF – RPA Developer Foundation Training (SF) 1.0
Team Project: Design + EHS Workflow Automation (Incident reporting, Permit to Work, Safety Observations, Hazard identification, Daily Check-in) 2.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.5
Phase 3: WSH Technologies
Month 6: 
Introduction to Safety Technologies 4.0
Foundational Industrial Drone Pilot Course 3.0
Fundamentals of Machine and Automation Safety 1.0
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Summative Captone Project: Tackling workplace accidents in Singapore(Eg. Fall from height, Slips trips and fall, Collapse/Failure of structures and equipment) 4.0
Total Project Work Duration 10.0
Grand Total (including Project) 53.3

With the rapid advancement of digital technology, workplaces are transforming rapidly. HR professionals playing critical roles as enablers by creating effective strategies to unlock the potential that digitalisation can bring to the HR function in supporting the overall digital transformation of the workplace.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: Plan HR and workforce strategy and organisation development
Ride Over Changes Through A Growth Mindset 1.0
WSQ Support Implementation of Change Management Programmes and Initiatives powered by Kotter 2.0
Human Resource Advisory and Role as HR Business Partner L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Strategic Workforce Planning L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Human Resource Practices and Implementation Strategies L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Learning and Development Strategy and HR Development L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Total Rewards Philosophy Development L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Project: Developing A HR Strategy and Change Management Plan 4.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 2: HR policies and Legislation
Apply Employment Act in HR Practices and HR Processes 1.0
Assess Risks within a Defined Functional Area, and Develop Countermeasures and Contingency Plans 2.0
Operationalizing PDPA for HR 2
Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act 2.0
Ensure info and Cyber security at workplace 2.0
Project: Developing a Data Privacy Program 4.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 9.0
Month 3:  People Intelligence – Analytics and insights
WSQ HR: Selection Management (Implement R & S Methods). 3.0
Talent Management L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Human Resource Analytics and Insights L5 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
NICF – Data Visualization with Qlik Sense (SF) 2.0
Building dashboard for People Intelligence (Power BI) 2.0
Project: Building A Data Driven Business Case 7.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 4: Technology and operational excellence
Design Thinking for Operations (SF) 2.0
Apply Continuous Improvement Thinking in the Workplace (SF) 2.0
NICF – Managing Projects with Microsoft Project (SF) 3.0
Microsoft Forms and Microsoft Power Automate 2.0
NICF – RPA Developer Foundation Training (SF) 1.0
NICF – RPA Design & Development (SF) 5.0
Project: 0.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 15.0
Month 5: Relationships and communication
Online Communication and Collaboration Tools 2.0
Employee Engagement Management and Relations L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
People and Relationship Management L1:  Work in a Diverse Service Environment powered by John Maxwell 2.0
Talent Management L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Project: 0.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 6.0
Month 6: Generic Skills
WSQ Participate in Negotiations powered by Wiley 2.0
Effective Problem Solving Techniques (ES WSQ – Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level) 2.0
WSQ Display Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills powered by Wiley 2.0
Competency & Behavioural-based Interview 2.0
Project: 0.0
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 6.0
Summative Capstone Project: Applying your learnings to create a series of practical deliverables such as Develop A Project Plan To Implement Technology Solutions At The Workplace 10.0
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 25.0
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 62.0

With increased emphasis placed on digitalisation and technology, virtual userbase and communities continue to grow steadily. A Community and Partnerships Specialist is essential in helping maintain and manage interactions to both the stakeholders and community at large.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: Emerging trends and Analytics
Emerging Technology Synthesis 2.0
Conducting Market Research 2.0
ICDL Data Analytics 2.0
NICF – Analysing and Visualising Data with Power BI (SF) 3.0
Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act 2.0
Project:
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 2: Business Operations and Processes
Design Thinking for Operations (SF) 2.0
Business Model Canvas – 9 Steps to a Successful Business 1.0
Online Communication and Collaboration Tools 2.0
Project Management for All 2.5
Project:
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 7.5
Month 3: Personal Branding and Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing and Engagement 3.0
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) 2.0
Personal Branding in a Digital World 2.0
Presentation Skills 2.0
Content Marketing 2.0
Project:
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 4: Relationship Building
WSQ Participate in Negotiations powered by Wiley 2.0
People and Performance Management Level 4 powered by John Maxwell 2.0
Win Customers for Life (WSQ Establish Relationships for Customer Confidence) 2.0
Employee Engagement Management and Relations L4 powered by SHRM (SF) 2.0
Project:
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Month 5: Event Management Skills
ES WSQ – Perform Advanced Spreadsheet Functions [2016] (ICDL Certification Module: Advanced Spreadsheets) 3.0
CPLESM FUNdamentals 2.0
Effective Proposal Writing 2.0
Take Centrestage and Command an Audience 2.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 9.0
Month 6: Soft Skills
Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Managerial Level (ES-ACE-402G-1) 2.0
Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement (ES-IP-401G-1) 2.0
Manage Cross Functional and Culturally Diverse Teams 2.0
WSQ Display Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills powered by Wiley 2.0
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Summative Captone Project:
Managing community standards and engaging people and partners
3.0
Total Project Work Duration 3.0
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 54.5

TECH HEAVY ROLES

S/N Tech Heavy Roles Programme Tracks Total Programme Duration (including Capstone Project / Attachment) Classroom Training Duration (Days) Project Work Duration (Days) Full Programme Fee per Pax (before GST) Nett Fee Payable* by Trainee after SSG Funding
1 Associate Data Analyst 9 60.0 36.0 $27,030.00 $750.00
2 Desktop Support Engineer 9 57.5 30.0 $26,630.00 $750.00
3 Network Engineer 9 58.5 34.0 $26,730.00 $750.00
4 Systems Administrator 9 53.5 34.0 $26,780.00 $750.00
5 Java Developer 9 41.5 50.0 $26,995.00 $750.00
6 Full Stack Developer 9 51.5 56.0 $26,990.00 $750.00
7 Associate AI / Robotics Engineer 9 65.0 21.0 $26,630.00 $750.00

**Trainees must commit to full-time training over the programme duration and must meet minimum 75% attendance to qualify for Training Allowance (TA). Individuals who are receiving COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) will receive $400 SGUS TA/month until they are no longer receiving CSG. Individuals receiving Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) will receive $200 SGUS TA/month until they are no longer receiving SIRS.

Courses For Tech Heavy Tracks

The Associate Data Analyst blends historical data from available industry reports, public information, field reports or purchased sources, basic data cleaning and transformation, and performs analysis through the usage of development tools to generate reports and dashboards to support business and product decisions with actionable insights.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: DA with Excel and Relational Databases
Basics of Data Science 5.0
NICF – Data Appreciation for Operations (SF) 2.0
Capstone 4C1: Creating interactive dashboards and Data Storytelling with Excel 6.0
Month 1 Subtotal 7.0
Month 2: Hands-On Relational Databases and Excel Dashboarding
NICF – MTA: Database Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
Codecademy: Analyze Data with SQL 10.0
Capstone 5C2: Relational Database and MS Excel Dashboard 10.0
Month 2 Subtotal 13.0
Month 3: Foundational Mathematics for Data Science and Business Inteligence (BI) 
Udemy: Statistics for Data Science and Business Analysis 3.0
Practice Statistics 2.0
Calculus and Optimization 5.0
Matrices and Linear Algebra 5.0
Month 3 Subtotal 15.0
Month 4: Business Inteligence (BI) Tools and Data Visualization
NICF – Analysing and Visualising Data with Power BI (SF) 3.0
Capstone 7C2: PowerBI Interactive Dashboard 15.0
Month 4 Subtotal 3.0
Month 5: Python Programming and Data Analytics using Python
Codecademy: Python 3 Programming 6.0
Learn Python and Automate Repetitive Tasks 2.0
Data Analytics And Creating Interactive Dashboards Using Python 2.0
Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics using Python 2.0
Month 5 Subtotal 12.0
Month 6: Machine Learning using Python and Data Warehousing
Codecademy: Build a Machine Learning Model with Python 10.0
Capstone P9C1: ML using Python Capstone 5.0
Month 6 Subtotal 10.0
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 36.0
Grand Total 60.0

Desktop Support Engineers are IT support specialists who assist clients with hardware and software issues. They provide on-site or remote technical assistance including the setting up of computer hardware systems, installing and upgrading software, and troubleshooting basic IT issues.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
NICF – IT Fundamentals Part 1 (SF) 3.0
NICF – IT Fundamentals Part 2 (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Networking Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
Customer Service & Problem Solving Skills for Help Desk Personnel 2.0
Project: Learner will be able to link together all basic technical computer skills and customer service skills for support together with ITSM framework and practices. 6.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 14.0
Month 2: 
NICF – MTA: Security Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
CompTIA Network+ 5.0
CompTIA Security+ 5.0
Project: Setup Office Infrastructure (Cabling & Network)

Objective: Interconnecting PC/Laptops leveraging wired and wireless connectivity for local sharing and internet access

7.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 3: 
NICF – Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (SF) 5.0
Managing Modern Desktops 5.0
NICF – Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (SF) 2.0
NICF – Apple macOS Support Essentials (SF) 3.0
Project: Setup Office User Desktops (OS & Applications Deployment)

Objective: Deploying or upgrading user preferred operating system and deploying user applications for a new or existing employee.

5.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 15.0
Month 4:
Introduction to Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) 3.0
VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage  5.0
NICF – ITIL 4 Foundation (SF) 2.0
Project: Setup Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Objective: Install, Configure and Deploy Virtual Desktops via desktop virtualization software or cloud and deliver to user BYOD devices.

5.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 10.0
Month 5: 
NICF – Cybersecurity Awareness Programme (SF) 1.0
Project Management for All 2.5
Project: Learner will be able grasp the fundamentals of database, use of online collaboration tools and project management 7.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 3.5
Month 6: Softskills
Effective Communications and Relationship Building (ES WSQ – Communicate and Relate Effectively at the Workplace) 2.0
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 2.0
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration 30.0
Grand Total (excluding Project) 57.5

Network Engineers implement and manage the local and wide area networks of an organisation to ensure maximum uptime for users. The role can include designing system configurations, documenting and managing the installation of a new network, and maintaining and upgrading existing systems as necessary.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
NICF – IT Fundamentals Part 1 (SF) 3.0
NICF – IT Fundamentals Part 2 (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Networking Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
Project: Learner will be able to link together all basic technical computer skills and customer service skills for support together with ITSM framework and practices. 6.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 12.0
Month 2: 
NICF – MTA: Security Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
CompTIA Network+ 5.0
CompTIA Security+ 5.0
Project: Setup Office Infrastructure (Cabling & Network)

Objective: Interconnecting PC/Laptops leveraging wired and wireless connectivity for local sharing and internet access

7.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 3: 
CCNA Part-1 5.0
Introduction to Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) 3.0
VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage  5.0
Project: Learner will be able to articulate the use of professional level technical networking skills and exposure to cloud platform. 7.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 4:
CCNA Part-2 5.0
NICF – Fortinet FortiGate Network Security Professional (NSE 4) (SF) 5.0
NICF – ITIL 4 Foundation (SF) 2.0
Project: Setup Small Office Network (Network Devices Deployments)
Objective: Deploy and configure networking devices including Switch, Router and Firewall which enables users to share resources on LAN and internet connectivity
7.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 12.0
Month 5: 
NICF – Cybersecurity Awareness Programme (SF) 1.0
Certified Network Defender (CND) 5.0
Project: Learner will be able grasp the fundamentals of Database and Software Development, use of online collaboration tools and project management 7.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 6.0
Month 6: Softskills
Project Management for All 2.5
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 2.5
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration 34.0
Grand Total (excluding Project) 58.5

System Administrators are responsible for maintaining computer systems. They ensure that computers in the company’s network, especially the server, run smoothly and securely. They design and install LANs, WANs, Internet and intranet systems, and network segments. They also offer technical support for projects. Systems Administrators may be required to work outside standard hours (12 hours working shifts) to ensure system maintenance.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
NICF – IT Fundamentals Part 1 (SF) 3.0
NICF – IT Fundamentals Part 2 (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Networking Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
Project: Learner will be able to link together all basic technical computer skills and customer service skills for support together with ITSM framework and practices. 6.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 12.0
Month 2: 
NICF – MTA: Security Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – Networking with Windows Server (SF) 5.0
Project: Setup Office Infrastructure (Cabling & Network)

Objective: Interconnecting PC/Laptops leveraging wired and wireless connectivity for local sharing and internet access

7.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Month 3: 
NICF – Identity with Windows Server (SF) 5.0
NICF – Installation, Storage & Compute with Windows Server (SF) 5.0
Introduction to Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) 3.0
Project: Setup Complicated Office Server Infrastructure

Objective: Deploy necessary server operating systems and configure essential server roles and features to offer various services like File Server, DNS, Active Directory.

7.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 4:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (SF) 5.0
NICF – Microsoft Azure Administrator (SF) 5.0
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials 1.0
Project: Learner will be able to Install, Configure and Manage system virtualisation and cloud platform. 7.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 5: 
NICF – ITIL 4 Foundation (SF) 2.0
NICF – DevOps Foundation (SF) 2.0
Project Management for All 2.5
NICF – Cybersecurity Awareness Programme (SF) 1.0
Project: Case study and solution

Objective: Plan, design and contribute strategy  in your relative role to CIO on the new project addressing the needs and challenges if any.

7.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 7.5
Month 6: Softskills
Effective Communications and Relationship Building (ES WSQ – Communicate and Relate Effectively at the Workplace) 2.0
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 2.0
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration 34.0
Grand Total (excluding Project) 53.5

Java Developers are computer programmers who are proficient with coding in Java. Their primary responsibilities include implementing enterprise-class java applications, developing software and resolving technical issues that arise.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
NICF – MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – MTA: Database Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (SF) 5.0
Project: Create a Front-End for a Web Application. Outcome: Students will be able to build a front-end web application using client-side technologies 10.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 2: 
NICF – Java SE: Programming I (SF) 5.0
NICF – Java SE: Programming II (SF) 5.0
Project: Build a Data-Centric Java Application. Outcome: Students will be able to build a Java Application that connects into a database server 10.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 10.0
Month 3: 
Oracle Database 12c: SQL and PL/SQL Fundamentals 5.0
Developing Applications for the Java EE 7 Platform 5.0
Project: Create an Enterprise-Based E-Commerce Web Application. Outcome: Students will be able to create a fully functional enterprise-based e-commerce application. 10.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 10.0
Month 4:
Core Spring Training 4.0
Project: Application deployment over the cloud. Outcome: Students will be able to deploy and host an enterprise application over the Azure cloud. 10.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 4.0
Month 5: 
Project Management for All 2.5
Introduction to Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Software Testing 2.0
Project: Domain Promotion and Network Services. Outcome: Students will be able to promote a domain and setup network services 10.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 4.5
Month 6: Softskills
NICF – DevOps Foundation (SF) 2.0
Project:
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 2.0
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 50.0
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 41.5

Full Stack Developers are computer programmers who are proficient in both front and back end coding. Their primary responsibilities include designing user interactions on websites, developing servers and databases for website functionality and coding for mobile platforms.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
NICF – MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (SF) 5.0
Introduction to Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Software Testing 2.0
Project: Create a Front-End for a Web Application. Outcome: Students will be able to build a front-end web application using client-side technologies 10.0
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 10.0
Month 2: 
NICF – MTA: Database Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
NICF – Querying Data with Transact-SQL (SF) 3.0
NICF – Developing SQL Databases (SF) 4.0
Project: Database Modeling and Design. Outcome: Students will be able to create a data structure that conforms with the normalized database design. 10.0
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 10.0
Month 3: 
NICF – Programming in C# (SF) 5.0
NICF – Developing ASP.NET Core MVC Web Applications (SF) 5.0
Developing and Hosting SPA (ReactJS), WASM (Blazor) & WPAs 3.0
Project: Create an Enterprise-Based E-Commerce Web Application. Outcome: Students will be able to create a fully functional enterprise-based e-commerce application. 9.0
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 13.0
Month 4:
Developing solutions for Microsoft Azure 5.0
Xamarin with Azure Services 3.0
Project: App Development and Cloud Deployment. Outcome: Students will be able to create a mobile application and deploy it over the cloud. 9.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 8.0
Month 5: 
Kubernetes Foundations 2.0
Create Serverless Applications 2.0
Project: 9.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 4.0
Month 6: Softskills
Software Testing Fundamentals 2.0
Project Management for All 2.5
NICF – DevOps Foundation (SF) 2.0
Project: Create a Functional and Non-Functional documentation. Outcome: Students will be able to create a functional and non-functional documentation. 9.0
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 6.5
Summative Captone Project (3 Months)
Total Project Work Duration (excluding summative Capstone Project) 56.0
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 51.5

An Associate AI/ Robotics Target needs to acquire the latest AI/ Robotics technical skills and competencies and integrate them into various business models to enhance operations and increase efficiency.

Course Title Duration (Days)
Month 1: 
Foundation of Automated System using Robotics – Design and Deploy 3.0
Robot Design, Build & Program – Foundational Series 1 2.0
Business Process and Workflow Automation – Design, Deploy and Manage 3.0
Full access to all DuPont rich generic e-Learning series 2.0
Full UBTech e-Learning AI/Robotic Series 2.0
Project:
Month 1 Subtotal (excluding Project) 12.0
Month 2: 
AI Smart Home – Robotic Control Series 3.0
AI Modern City – Robotic Control Series 3.0
Robot Design, Build & Program – Foundational Series 2 2.0
Robot Design, Build & Program – Foundational Series 3 2.0
Full access to all DuPont rich generic e-Learning series (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Full UBTech e-Learning AI/Robotic Series  (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Project:
Month 2 Subtotal (excluding Project) 14.0
Month 3: 
NICF – MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (SF) 3.0
AI Humanoid  (Transformer – Audrino) Series 3.0
Robot Design, Build & Program – Intermediate Series 1 2.0
Full access to all DuPont rich generic e-Learning series (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Full UBTech e-Learning AI/Robotic Series  (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Project:
Month 3 Subtotal (excluding Project) 12.0
Month 4:
AI Robotic Assistant (Alpha Mini) Series 5.0
Robot Design, Build & Program – Intermediate Series 2 2.0
Full access to all DuPont rich generic e-Learning series (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Full UBTech e-Learning AI/Robotic Series  (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Project: Workshop  Sessions for AI / Robotic – Acquire, Apply and Innovate (A2I) 7.0
Month 4 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 5: 
AI Advance Humanoid (Yanshee – Raspberry PI) Series 5.0
Robot Design, Build & Program – Advance Series 2.0
Full access to all DuPont rich generic e-Learning series (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Full UBTech e-Learning AI/Robotic Series  (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Project: Workshop  Sessions for AI / Robotic – Acquire, Apply and Innovate (A2I) 7.0
Month 5 Subtotal (excluding Project) 11.0
Month 6: Softskills
Fundamentals of Machine and Automation Safety 1.0
Full access to all DuPont rich generic e-Learning series (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Full UBTech e-Learning AI/Robotic Series  (valid for 1-year) 2.0
Project: Workshop  Sessions for AI / Robotic – Acquire, Apply and Innovate (A2I) 7.0
Month 6 Subtotal (excluding Project) 5.0
Summative Captone Project
Total Project Work Duration (excluding Capstone Project) 21.0
Grand Total (excluding all Projects) 65.0

PROGRAMME ACCEPTANCE

Upon receiving the Admission Acceptance Email from NTUC LearningHub, trainees can make payment for the programme admission at the following branches during operating hours. Please note that only accepted trainees will be eligible for programme admission fees payment.

Location Operating Hours
NTUC Trade Union House
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Singapore 189556
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80 Jurong East Street 21, #02-03,
Singapore 609607
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General Questions

1. What is SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme?

The SGUnited Skills (SGUS) programme is a 6 to 9-month full-time training programme designed to help unemployed Singaporeans/PRs to upskill and reskill themselves with industry-relevant skills and knowledge. The training will be conducted on a full-time basis, but in modular format.

2. When does the SGUnited Skills (SGUS) programme start? How long is the programme expected to run?

Courses under the SGUS programme will commence from early Jul 2020, with new courses opening for enrolment through to Mar 2021. SSG is targeting to support 20,000 jobseekers through the programme in 2020.

3. How does the SGUS differ from the SGUnited Traineeship and SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways traineeship programmes launched by WSG?

The SGUS comprises full-time reskilling and upskilling courses delivered by CET Centres (including the Institutes of Higher Learning). These courses are designed to help trainees acquire industry-relevant skills that can improve their employability. Trainees will receive a monthly training allowance for the duration of their training to cover their basic expenses. They will also receive career advisory and employment assistance in their search for relevant jobs that will utilise their newly acquired skills.

In contrast, the traineeships under the SGUnited Traineeship and SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme are hosted by employers and will help fresh graduates and mid-career individuals gain meaningful work experience as well as boost their employability for future job opportunities. Host employers and the Government will co-fund the training allowance paid to trainees.

4. How does the SGUS differ from the Career Transition Programmes under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package?

The SGUS and Career Transition Programmes (CTPs) are both training programmes based on a Train-and-Place modality i.e. individuals enrol in a training programme, which will help with their job search. However, the programmes differ in their duration and funding support.

The SGUS is intended for mid-career jobseekers1 impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. It comprises full-time reskilling courses of between 6 and 12 months. In view of the full-time training commitment, trainees receive a monthly training allowance to cover their basic expenses. The course fee is also highly subsidised, ranging from a nett fee of $500 for a 6-month SGUS programme to $1,000 for a 12-month SGUS programme. The SGUS programme is available for enrolment from Jul 2020.

The CTP targets mid-career individuals aged 40 to 60 to help them remain employable and access good jobs. Like the SGUS, they cater to trainees who are seeking to reskill themselves to take on new or enhanced job opportunities. CTPs are of shorter duration and there is no training allowance provided. Course fees are also subsidised, albeit to a lower level than SGUS courses. The CTPs will be available for enrolment in Oct 2020.

The additional SkillsFuture Credit of $500 under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package for individuals aged 40 to 60 can be used for both SGUS and CTP training programmes.

1 This is defined as individuals who fall outside the eligibility for the SGUnited Traineeships. This means the SGUS would exclude SC/PRs who:

a) Graduated or are graduating in CY19 / 20 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) but just finished serving their National Service (NS) in CY19 / 20 and are entering the labour force.

5. What are the bridging modules under the SGUS and how long do they last? How do trainees know if they would have to take them?

Trainees who need additional support in building up their foundational competencies (e.g. in workplace literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy) may be referred to take on bridging modules covering these skills as part of the SGUS programme. These modules could last up to 3 months, depending on the competency levels of the trainees. Individuals can approach the SGUS training providers for more information.

6. Why is the programme duration so long?

The SGUS programme is intended to help trainees acquire industry-relevant skills and enhance their employability to take on job roles in the sector as the economy recovers. While the programme is for six to 12 months, the training will be conducted in a modular format so that participants can have the flexibility to exit the programme once they find jobs.

7. Will the SGUS come with job placements?

As the SGUS programme operates on a Train-and-Place model, training providers will provide career advisory and employment assistance to help trainees in their job search in relevant sectors. However, there is no guarantee of a job placement and trainees would need to be open to the job opportunities available. The programme is also conducted in a modular format which allows trainees the flexibility to leave the programme should they gain employment before the end of the full programme.

8. How will the SGUS courses be conducted?

The training modality varies according to the different courses, and generally includes a combination of in-person training, online learning and/or project work with companies. In view of the COVID-19 situation, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) has advised training providers that online learning should remain the default delivery mode wherever feasible, during this period.

9. Am I allowed to take part-time jobs to supplement by income?

SGUS trainees are required to commit to full-time training over the programme duration, and must achieve minimum 75% attendance or 60 hours of training/project work (whichever is higher) per month during the duration of the programme to qualify for their applicable Training Allowance. Trainees who are enrolled in the SGUS programme is advised not to be working part-time throughout the duration of the SGUS programme.

Programme Fees

10. Do individuals have to pay for the programmes? If yes, how much?

The nett fee after Government subsidy ranges from $500 for a 6-month programme, $750 for a 9-month programme and $1,000 for a 12-month programme. Fees have been kept affordable as the programme is targeted at unemployed individuals. In most cases, Government subsidies for such courses will cover more than 95% of the course fees. Trainees can offset the nett course fees using their SkillsFuture Credit, including the top-ups announced in the 2020 Unity Budget.

11. Do individuals pay the full amount of nett fees upfront or at the end of the programme?

The nett fees are to be paid upfront.

12. Can trainees have advance use of their SkillsFuture Credit top-up and additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)?

Yes, trainees can use their SkillsFuture Credit top-up and additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) for SGUS programmes once they are enrolled, even before 1 Oct 2020 when those top-ups will be available for use across a wider set of programmes.

13. Is the nett course fee for the SGUS programme inclusive of GST?

Yes.

Programme Eligibility

14. Is this programme open to permanent residents?

Yes, the SGUS programme is open to Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) who meet the eligibility criteria.

15. Why are fresh graduates ineligible for the SGUS?

Fresh graduate jobseekers are encouraged to consider the jobs and traineeship opportunities available under the SGUnited Jobs & Skills Package, as these initiatives allow fresh graduates the opportunity to apply their skills in job-specific roles. In particular, the SGUnited Traineeship positions are reserved for those who graduated or completed their full-time National Service in 2020 or 2019.

SC/PR fresh graduates from the Autonomous Universities, polytechnics and ITE who wish to upskill should consider the free CET modules offered by their alma maters, of which some modules can be stacked into micro-credentials.

The SGUS is designed to cater to mid-career jobseekers who require support.

16. Will trainees have to possess certain academic qualifications to sign up for the SGUS programme?

Trainees will be assessed by the training provider on their suitability for the selected courses prior to enrolment. Academic qualifications are but one of several assessment criteria.

17. Will existing trainees under other programmes be allowed to join the SGUS programme?

As the SGUS is a full-time training programme, existing trainees and jobseekers should not apply for the programme if they are unable to commit to full-time training over the six to 12-month training duration.

18. Will trainees, who drop out of the programme midway, be penalised or required to refund the course fee subsidy?

The programmes allow trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.

19. Will trainees who fail the programme be required to refund the course fee subsidy?

Similar to existing requirements for other training grants administered by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), trainees must fulfill minimum attendance requirements and pass the assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.

20. Will SSG allow trainees, who did not manage to find a job after completing a course, take up another course under the SGUS programme?

In order to provide opportunities for as many Singaporeans and Permanent Residents as possible, individuals can only enrol in the SGUS once.

Supported Courses

21. Where can prospective trainees find the list of SGUS training courses available? How can they apply for the courses?

The list of courses offered under the SGUS and their respective training providers are published on the MySkillsFuture portal progressively from 1 July 2020. Interested participants can apply directly to the training providers. More courses and training places will be added over time.

22. Which sectors will the SGUS programme be rolled out in?

SGUS courses are offered in sectors that can provide job opportunities as the economy recovers. Some examples include ICT and manufacturing.

23. Who can trainees contact if they need advice on suitable courses to take?

In addition to the MySkillsFuture portal, trainees can receive more personalised skills and training advice via the various SGUnited Jobs and Skills events. Trainees can sign up for one-to-many sectoral webinars, and/or short one-to-one consultation sessions with SSG Skills Ambassadors. Registration details are available on MySkillsFuture portal.

24. What are the supporting documents required to be submitted by the trainees?

As part of the application, trainees will be required to furnish their personal particulars and contact details, as well as any document requested by the training provider for assessing the trainee’s suitability for the respective course.

Training Allowance

25. How is the training allowance determined?

The training allowance under SGUS is intended to help cover basic expenses incurred by the trainees over the duration of training. The rates of other schemes that provide income relief support, such as the COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) and the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS), were considered in determining the SGUS training allowance amount. The quantum is higher than under the CSG and SIRS in recognition of the training commitment involved.

26. How to be eligible for the monthly Training Allowance?

To be eligible for Training Allowance, Trainees must achieve minimum 75% attendance or 60 hours of training/project work (whichever is higher) per month during the duration of the programme to qualify for their applicable Training Allowance

 27. How do trainees apply for the training allowance? What are the supporting documents needed?

Trainees can apply for the training allowance with the training provider offering the SGUS courses, as part of the enrolment process. The training provider will help submit the completed training allowance application to SSG on the trainees’ behalf. Trainees should consult their respective training providers to understand the course requirements, and conditions for receiving the training allowance.

28. Will trainees be eligible for training allowance if they do not complete the programmes?

Trainees will only be eligible for training allowance for the months in which they attend training and meet the minimum attendance requirement. The training allowance will be discontinued once the trainee leaves the programme, including early exit due to job placement.

There is no proration of the training allowance for trainees who leave after completing a partial month of training.

29. When and how will trainees receive their monthly training allowance?

Trainees will receive their training allowance at the beginning of the subsequent month via PayNow. Trainees will need to have a PayNow account linked to their NRIC. Prior to payment, training providers will also need to verify that the trainees have fulfilled the minimum attendance requirement for each month.

For training programmes that commence in the middle of the calendar month, the training allowance for the first and last calendar months of the programme will be pro-rated as follows:

 Programme Start Date Training allowance for first month Training allowance for last month
1st to 15th of month Full-month training allowance No training allowance
16th to 31st of month Half-month training allowance Half-month training allowance

 

30. Will recipients of existing subsidies and grants such as Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme be allowed to take part in the SGUS programme?

Recipients of the COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) and the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) are also encouraged to participate in the programmes to enhance their employability. Trainees who are concurrently receiving CSG or SIRS payouts will receive a lower training allowance as they are already receiving income relief.

31. Will trainees on the SGUS be eligible to apply for CSG or SIRS?

Individuals who are already on the SGUS will not be eligible for CSG and SIRS.

32. Will trainees on the SGUS be eligible for the hourly training allowance under the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) (previously known as Self-Employed Person Training Support Scheme) and Workfare Skills Support Scheme for the courses taken under the programme?

As monthly training allowances are already provided to trainees under the SGUnited Skills Programme, they will not be eligible for the hourly training allowance under the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) nor the Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS).

Exit / Withdraw from SGUS Programme

33. If I drop out from the programme mid-way, will I be penalised or required to repay the training allowance and training grants?

SGUS is designed to allow you to exit the programme without penalty if you are successfully placed into a job related to the training by NTUC LHUB (as part of the SGUS programme), or if you are able to find a job on your own while undergoing training.

34. Can the I exit the programme prematurely without securing any job?

A: The programme allows trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.

35.Will SSG allow trainees who did not manage to find a job after completing a SGUS programme, take up another SGUS programme?

In order to provide opportunities to as many Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as possible, individuals can only enrol in SGUS programme once.

36. Upon programme commencement, is it possible for me to switch to another SGUS Programme mid-way?

No. In order to provide opportunities to as many Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as possible, individuals can only enrol in SGUS programme once. Upon programme commencement, trainee is prohibited from transferring to another SGUS programme, either with NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd and/or with any other training provider offering SGUS programmes.

Hiring Incentive

37. Is the Enhanced Hiring Incentive applicable to the SGUS programme?

Yes, the SGUS programme is eligible for the Enhanced Hiring Incentive, which was first introduced as part of the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package in the February 2020 Unity Budget and expanded under the Fortitude Budget.

The incentive has been expanded to cover workers of all ages, with higher support for those aged 40 and above. Employers who hire SGUS trainees aged below 40 can receive 20% salary support for 6 months (capped at $6,000 in total), while those who hire trainees aged 40 and above can receive 40% salary support for 6 months (capped at $12,000 in total).

This information was updated on 11th Sep 2020.

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