SkillsFuture Study Award for Estate Agency Industry
Council for Estate Agencies (CEA)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

Property transaction processes (including estate agency work) are facing fundamental shifts due to technological disruptions and evolving consumer expectations. Property agents who are able to differentiate themselves by being more professional and providing value-added services for their clients are less likely to be disrupted.

The Council for Estate Agencies has been working with the real estate agency industry to enhance the competencies of industry practitioners to remain competitive and relevant through its Continuing Professional Development framework and the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme.

The SkillsFuture Study Award for the Estate Agency Industry is an extension of this effort. The study award provides an individual with the opportunity to enroll in a course to acquire complementary skillsets and competencies that are relevant and useful for an agent to be equipped with.

This is aligned with one of the thrusts of the Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (ITM), which is to strengthen professionalism and upskill the workforce.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with 3 to 5 years of work experience in the estate agency industry.

  • Committed to broadening or deepening skills relevant to the industry.

  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into supported course.

  • Must not have completed course of study at the point of application. 

  • Course fee must be more than $5,000. 

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of a full sponsorship provided by a company, Government agency or any other entity for the selected course.

Supported Courses

  • List is non-exhaustive. Applicants may submit other courses which CEA may consider on a case-by-case basis.

Training Area  Course Institution
Real estate essential knowledge and business related areas  Master of Science (Real Estate)  National University of Singapore (NUS)
 Master of Business Administration - Master of Science (Real Estate) Double Degree Programme (MBA-MRE-DDP)
 IT and data analytics Master of Science in Business Analytics   National University of Singapore (NUS)
 Master of IT Business (Financial Technology and Analytics)  Singapore Management University (SMU)
 Master of IT Business (Analytics)
 Master of Finance Programme  Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
 Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology Programme

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

For courses that commence between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2018

Application closing date: 30 Nov 2018

Evaluation Process

All applications will be evaluated after the closing date. The evaluation process will take about 6 to 8 weeks. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.





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