Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credential system that trains, develops, assesses and certifies skills and competencies for the workforce.

WSQ-accredited courses take reference from the skills developed under the Skills Frameworks. The Skills Framework provides key information on the job roles and skills that an individual needs to perform various job tasks and to stay transferable.​

Frequently Asked Questions

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How Does It Work?

WSQ is underpinned by a strong quality assurance framework. From developing Technical Skills and Competencies and Critical Core Skills, to approving training providers and awarding WSQ qualifications, stringent criteria are applied to ensure the necessary standards and delivery. A structured and efficient system has been established to help build a strong training infrastructure that supports Singapore’s workforce development.


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

No academic pre-requisites needed for entry and recognises prior learning, such as work experience and credentials. Offers bite-sized modules leading to the award of a Statement of Attainment, which an individual may acquire leading up to a 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.




Individual Employers
Plan career and acquire new skills to enter a new sector or job role Upgrade skills and advance career
Provide quality assured and industry-relevant training choices
Achieve qualifications and certifications that demonstrate skill sets to employers
Guide performance management
Obtain portable credentials to improve employability and mobility
Strengthen in-house training capabilities
Assess and certify skills and competencies against industry established work standards
Facilitate recruitment of competent staff who are certified and equipped with the required skills and competencies
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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 ( to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

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

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