SkillsFuture Study Award for Human Resource

The SkillsFuture Study Awards equip Singaporeans with the skills needed to benefit from quality jobs created by our economy. As Singapore continues our transition to an innovation-driven economy, new skills and competencies among Singaporeans will be in demand. Jobs are also evolving with new functions and existing ones requiring updated skillsets.

The SkillsFuture Study Awards encourage Singaporeans to develop and deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors or in areas of demand. It also supports Singaporeans who already have deep specialist skills to develop other competencies.  

Sector Overview

People will increasingly be the differentiating factor for competitive and sustainable organisations. As Singapore’s economy transforms, organisations that value their “human capital” and invest in talent development will be in a better position to take advantage of emerging opportunities and remain competitive.

Human Resource (HR) professionals play a key role in enabling human capital development in their organisations. Acting as strategic business partners to the CEO, HR professionals can develop and implement effective and progressive people practices that help their organisations attract, develop and retain talent. Their work has a direct impact on the well-being and development of the organisation’s workforce, and is critical to Singapore’s next phase of growth.

The SkillsFuture Study Award for HR is one of the key initiatives under the HR Industry Manpower Plan (HRIMP) to strengthen the HR profession in Singapore. It supports HR professionals to continually deepen their skills in the sector, allowing them to be more effective in developing people strategies that benefit the workforce and support business transformation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with at least two years of HR work experience (including unemployed individuals seeking to re-enter the workforce)

  • Committed to deepening skills in HR

  • Have track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

  • Not a recipient of any fully funded scholarship/sponsorship for the same course(s)

  • Must not complete the course at the point of application (this applies to applicants who have commenced their course at the point of application)

  • For courses that comprise several modules, applicants must complete all modules leading to the full qualification (e.g. to achieve a Certification of Completion)

Supported Courses

Relevant HR courses including certificate, diploma, postgraduate diploma, degree and HR professional development programmes can be submitted for consideration.

These include CMC's Practitioner Certification Programme and the Experienced Practitioner Programme.

Up to two relevant HR courses can be supported under each Award.

Priority will be given to applicants whose total course fees, net of any subsidies, are at least $2,500.

Application Period

Kindly note that the application window period for SkillsFuture Study Award for HR is currently closed until further notice. Tentatively, the next window of applications will be opening in September 2021. Do keep a lookout and submit applications through the portal, taking note of the eligibility criteria.

Opens 1st September – 31stOctober

For courses October of the year to March of the following year

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