Skills Development Fund (SDF)

Skills Development Fund (SDF)

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) support is used to support workforce upgrading programmes and to provide training grants to employers when they send their staff for training. The SDF is administrated by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG). For more information, please call 6785 5785 or submit your queries through SSG Feedback Portal.

Funding rates may differ for various courses. Employers will need to apply for course fee funding and Absentee Payroll Funding via SkillsConnect at least one day before course commencement.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for SDF support,

  • Trainees must be employees who are either Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
  • Trainees must have achieved at least 75% attendance and have sat for all examinations if the course leads to certification

Attendance Criteria:

If the participant fails to meet at least 75% attendance and/or fails to sit for an examination or for any other reason where SDF funding is not approved, the company is required to reimburse Mendaki SENSE the grant amount supported under SDF funding.