SkillsFuture Study Award for Disability Employment Professionals

SkillsFuture Study Award for Disability Employment Professionals

Sector Overview

Employment provides persons with disabilities with income, a sense of belonging to the community and self-worth as contributing members of society. Disability Employment Professionals play an instrumental role in supporting persons with disabilities throughout the employment process and sustaining them in their jobs.

The SkillsFuture Study Award encourages experienced Disability Employment Professionals to strengthen their competencies, so they can deliver quality service to persons with disabilities and employers. These professionals can also include supervisors or HR Professionals who have been instrumental in supporting the employment of persons with disabilities at their workplace. With improved service quality in terms of job placement, job coaching, and job support, persons with disabilities can integrate more effectively into the workforce.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporean with at least 2 years of work experience in the field of Disability Employment
  • Committed to deepening skills in the field of work
  • Have track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
  • Have not completed course of study at the point of application
  • Possess strong career aspirations and demonstrate passion for supporting persons with disabilities
  • Employers’ nominations are highly encouraged
  • Do note that Public Officers are not eligible for the SFSA

Supported Courses

Supportable courses include, but are not limited to, local and overseas executive courses, Bachelor’s and  Master’s degrees, and Specialist Diploma programmes relating to understanding disabilities, supported employment, career education, career guidance, career counselling and workforce development. Certifications leading to acquiring strengths in profiling, coaching, negotiation, or counselling skills may be considered. Proposed courses should be relevant to the sector of work.

Examples of supported courses:

Course Institution/Organisation
Courses developed by SSI and SG Enable for Job Coaches SSI, SG Enable
Graduate Certificate of Career Development James Cook University  Singapore
Masters of Science in Skills and Workforce Development Institute for Adult Learning Singapore
WSQ Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF)/Global Career Development Facilitator-Singapore (GCDF-SG) Institute for Adult Learning Singapore
Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling Republic Polytechnic of Singapore

Applicants can apply for more than one course under the SkillsFuture Study Award for Disability Employment Professionals. The total fees for all proposed applications, including the course registration fees, course fees, costs for materials and other compulsory expenses (net of any other subsidies), must amount to S$2,500 and above.

Application Process

Applications are on-going starting from 17 Sep 2016. Evaluations of applications are conducted once every 3 months.

Application Period for SkillsFuture Study Award Closing Date
1 Jun 2021 to 30 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021
1 Oct 2021 to 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021

Evaluation of applications will take about 6 weeks after the respective closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Contact Us

For more information on how to apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award, please visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 1800 8585885 or email us at for any enquiries.

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