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INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE APPLIES ONLY TO SINGAPOREANS & PERMANENT RESIDENTS

ABOUT WORKSFORCE SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS (WSQ)

The Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system that trains and recognises individuals for the key competencies that companies in the creative sector look for in potential employees. It is a set of vocational competency standards developed by  SkillsFuture Singapore(SSG) in collaboration with industry players and training institutions to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to enter specific industries; as such a WSQ qualification Diploma is recognised in Singapore. 

Since 2008, 3dsense Media School has been appointed by SSG as a Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre to deliver high quality training and education. CET Centres are training providers that offer a comprehensive array of WSQ courses as well as employment advisory and job placement services. They undergo a rigorous accreditation and Continuous Improvement Review process to ensure that the best standards and quality of training are delivered.


 

SUBSIDIES & FUNDING FOR SINGAPOREANS & PR

 SGD 19,600 SkillsFuture Subsidy

[For Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents]
You must be a Singapore Citizen above the age of 16 when you commence the program. Male applicants must have completed National Service. The total subsidy is S$19,600 and you will only pay the nett fee after subtracting this subsidy.

 

PSEA (POST SECONDARY EDU ACCOUNT)

[For Singapore Citizens Only]
You may also use the funds in your PSEA (previously Edusave) to pay the course fees. You may also utilize your sibling's PSEA funds. To find out the balance in your PSEA, please call the Singapore Ministry of Education's PSEA hotline at (65) 6260 0777.

SKILLSFUTURE CREDIT

[For Singapore Citizens Only]
You may utilize the funds in your SkillsFuture Credit account to pay for your course fees. On 11 January 2016, all Singaporeans aged above 25 received a credit of SGD 500 which they can use for course fees. View the instructions on the bottom of this page on how to submit your reimbursement claim.

WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT (WTS)

[For Singapore Citizens only]
If you are aged 35 or above with monthly income lower than SGD 2,000, you may register for Workforce Singapore's Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme to receive additional subsidy of SGD 7,000 (for 3D Animation & Visual Effects) / SGD 7,950 (for Concept Design & Illustration).

MID-CAREER ENHANCED SUBSIDY

[For Singapore Citizens Only]
If you are aged 40 or above, you will receive a further subsidy of SGD 5,400 (on top of the SGD 19,600) .

SQA QUALIFICATION AWARD

[For Singapore Citizens Only]
You will receive a cash award of SGD 1,000 upon successful completion of the diploma. Submit your claim application at the SkillsConnect portal (after you have graduated and received your certificate).

SME Enhanced Training Support

[For SMEs sponsoring their Singapore Citizen or PR Employees]
Small-and-Medium Enterprises who meet the following criteria may receive an additional SGD 5,600 subsidy (on top of the SGD 19,600),when they sponsor their full-time staff for our full-time diploma.
1) Organisation must be 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 SGD 100 million.
4) Trainee must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.
5) Trainee must be a bona fide employee (i.e. hired in accordance with Employment Act) and fully employer-sponsored for the training)

 

Examples

Here are some examples how Singaporeans and Permanent Residents can benefit from the above subsidies.

  • SINGAPORE CITIZEN BELOW 40YRS

    In this example, a Singaporean Citizen who is aged between 16 to 39 y/o is taking the WSQ Diploma in Animation course. He has $500 of SkillsFuture Credit (for example) and $2,000 in his PSEA account (for example).

    The full course fee for WSQ Diploma in Animation is S$31,559.65.

    1) He will receive a $20,972 subsidy ($19,600 SkillsFuture Subsidy plus GST), and is only required to pay $10,587.65 ($31,559.65 - $20,972).

    2) He can choose to pay $2,000 through his PSEA account, so the nett remaining amount payable is S$8,587.65 ($10,587.65 - $2,000).

    3) After the course commences, he can claim reimbursement of $500 from his SkillsFuture Credit account.

    4) When he successfully graduates from the course, he can claim a $1,000 cash award from the SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA).

  • SINGAPORE CITIZEN ABOVE 40YRS

    In this example, a Singaporean Citizen who is above 40y/o is taking the WSQ Diploma in Animation course. He has $500 of SkillsFuture Credit (for example).

    The full course fee for WSQ Diploma in Animation is S$31,559.65.

    1) He will receive a $20,972 subsidy ($19,600 SkillsFuture Subsidy plus GST), and is only required to pay $10,587.65 ($31,559.65 - $20,972).

    2) He will receive an additional $5,600 subsidy (Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy), so the nett remaining amount payable is $4,987.65 ($10,587.65 - $5,600).

    3) After the course commences, he can claim reimbursement of $500 from his SkillsFuture Credit account.

    4) When he successfully graduates from the course, he can claim a $1,000 cash award from the SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA).

  • SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENT

    In this example, a Singaporean Permanent Resident who is above 16y/o is taking the WSQ Diploma in Animation course.

    The full course fee for WSQ Diploma in Animation is S$31,559.65.

    1) He will receive a $20,972 subsidy ($19,600 SkillsFuture Subsidy plus GST), so the nett remaining amount payable is $10,587.65 ($31,559.65 - $20,972).

Skillsfuture Credit

Instructions for claiming SKILLSFUTURE CREDIT

[FOR SINGAPORE CITIZENS ONLY]

You may utilize the funds in your SkillsFuture Credit account to pay for part of your course fees. This is in addition to any other subsidies you may be eligible for. On 11 January 2016, all Singapore Citizens above the age of 25 received a credit of SGD 500 in their SkillsFuture Credit account. The claim process is managed by SkillsFuture Singapore via their web portal. You will receive your requested credit upon completion of the course.

Note:

1) You must submit your claim no later than 90 days from the course start date. The earliest you may submit your claim is 1 day after the course starts.

2) You can only submit your claim after you have made payment for the course fees (first instalment, for Diploma programs). Obtain your Payment Receipt from the school as you will need to upload it to SkillsFuture.

STEPS TO SUBMIT CLAIM:

1) Go to www.skillsfuture.sg/credit and click Login to log in using your SingPass account
2) Click Submit a Claim
3) Click Select a Course and select the course you would like to take.
Course Start Date: < enter today’s date >
Training Provider: < enter 3dsense Media School >
4) Enter your payment details:
      Fees Payable by you (incl. GST): < enter the Amount Payable (w/gst) as indicated in your Payment Receipt from 3dsense >
      Amount of Credit to Claim: < enter the amount of SkillsFuture Credit you would like to claim >
      Pay to: < Select “My Bank Account” >
      Enter your bank name and account number where you would like the credit to be paid to.
5) Upload the Payment Receipt which you received from the school.
6) Tick the Declaration checkbox and click Submit!
7) Upon submission, you will see a message “Your application has been submitted”.

You may check the status of your claim applications under your SkillsFuture page.
If approved, you will receive your requested credit in your bank account upon completion of the course.