SkillsFuture Courses

Published Date: 07 November 2016 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, Nee Soon GRC

Question

To ask the Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) (a) whether the Ministry will expand the courses subsidised by WDA and SkillsFuture credits to include more professional qualifications such as Certified Internal Auditor courses or Certified Information System Auditor courses; and (b) how frequently does WDA review the relevance of its courses to keep its offerings updated.

Response

1. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) has been taking an inclusive approach to build up the list of courses eligible for the SkillsFuture Credit. The key consideration is relevance to work. However, we will need the co-operation of training providers as there will be administrative tasks at their end, in order for their courses to be included.

2. SSG has reached out to training providers of preparatory courses and assessments for professional certifications under the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) to invite them to come on board the SkillsFuture Credit. So far, SSG has included the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)-CIA Challenge Exam Prep Course, delivered by the Institute of Internal Auditors, in the SkillsFuture Credit directory. SSG will continue to work with training providers to include more of such professional courses and assessments for the SkillsFuture Credit. I thank the member for her feedback.

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