🟢 What's On: Available WSQ Funded Courses

WSQ-CySA+ | WSQ - CompTIA: Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
AVWSQ-CEH | WSQ - Certified Ethical Hacker
AVWSQ-VMICM | WSQ - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
power bi training singapore
AVWSQ-PBI | WSQ - Data Visualisation with Microsoft Power BI

What Are
WSQ Accredited SSG Funded Courses?

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credential system that trains, develops, assesses and certifies skills and competencies for the workforce. As a continuing education and training (CET) system, WSQ supports the SkillsFuture movement to:


  • Promote recognition of skills and competencies to facilitate progression, mastery and mobility;
  • Promote holistic development of the workforce through technical and generic skills and competencies;
  • Support economic development by professionalising skills and competencies to drive industry transformation, productivity and innovation efforts; and
  • Encourage lifelong learning.


Training programmes developed under the WSQ system are based on skills and competencies validated by employers, unions and professional bodies. This process ensures existing and emerging skills and competencies that are in demand are used to inform training and development under WSQ. With the roll out of the Skills Frameworks* in 2016, the WSQ adopts the skills and competencies covered in the Skills Frameworks. The WSQ programmes are funded and quality-assured by SkillsFuture Singapore, which awards the WSQ certifications.

Key Features


A competency-based system, designed to develop job role-specific skills and competencies, as well as generic skills and competencies that are required across job roles.


“No academic pre-reqs. Recognizes prior learning. Bite-sized modules & Statement of Attainment. Path to full WSQ qualification


Makes available skills and qualification pathways which align to the Skills Framework for the respective sectors.


Statements of Attainment and qualifications are quality assured and awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore and/or in partnership with established awarding bodies.

Frequently Asked Questions

[For courses commencing before 1 Jan 2023]
SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million


[For courses commencing on or after 1 Jan 2023]
SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  2. Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  1. Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  2. Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  3. Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman.

You may view the full terms for training providers here.


Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only Ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are not eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible. 

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

IndividualsEmployersTraining Provider
Plan career and acquire new skills to enter a new sector or job roleUpgrade skills and advance careerProvide quality assured and industry-relevant training choicesGuide training and development planningArticulate clear training outcomesDevelop and deliver training programmes that meet industry needs
Achieve qualifications and certifications that demonstrate skills sets to employersGuide performance managementObtain mark of recognition as an approved training provider of WSQ
Obtain portable credentials to improve employability and mobilityStrengthen in-house training capabilities 
Assess and certify skills and competencies against industry established work standardsFacilitate recruitment of competent staff who are certified and equipped with the required skills and competencies

Funding Eligibility for SSG subsidies:
• Candidate to achieve at least 75% attendance for all modules and pass/be competent for all relevant assessments.

• Candidate agrees to pay the course fee without any subsidy to Avantus if any of the criteria are not met or in any case that the funding is not approved by SSG.

• For all SSG Funded Courses, a course quality survey would be sent to trainees via an email link upon completion of course. The survey results collected by SSG will be aggregated and published as broad-level indicators on MySkillsFuture Portal.

• For company-sponsored candidates, company will need to submit training grant application to Avantus up to 30 days before the course start date, and no later than up to 30 days after the course start date.

• For more information on SSG subsidy

• For Employers

• For Individuals