The demand for quality healthcare services in Singapore will rise with an ageing population. With the development of new healthcare facilities and services such as general and community hospitals, nursing homes, senior care centres and home care, we are supporting the development of a skilled and future-ready healthcare workforce to provide quality care for Singaporeans.
The SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare Sector provides support for experienced healthcare workers to deepen their skills and knowledge in three healthcare training areas:
i) Aged Care
ii) Healthcare IT and Data Analytics
iii) Healthcare System Design, Organisation and Delivery
Singaporeans with at least two years of work experience in the Healthcare industry
Demonstrate commitment to deepening skills in the Healthcare industry
Track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others
Nomination by current employer or testimonial from a referee
Meet the entry requirements for the selected course of study
Have not completed the course at the point of application
Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
Not a current recipient of government-funded scholarships and sponsorships or serving out their bond
Not pending any police investigations or bankruptcy proceedings
Applicants can apply for more than one course under the SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare Sector. The total training costs (including the course registration fee, course fee, cost for materials and other compulsory expenses) should be at least $2,500 or above, on top of any government course fee subsidies. There is no bond for the study award.
Please note that the online submission page will not accept other documents aside from the SkillsFuture Study Award application form. Please forward the following supporting documents to email@example.com, after you have submitted your SkillsFuture Study Award application form online.
1) Scanned coloured copy of IC (front and back)
2) Referee’s Testimonial, if applicable [Click here for the Testimonial Form]
3) Details of additional course(s), if applicable [Click here for the Additional Course(s) Application Form]
To facilitate the identification of your application, please indicate your application number (e.g. MOH-201XXXXX-XXXXXXXXX, which will be shown after you submit the SkillsFuture Study Award application form online) and your full name within the email subject line. All supporting documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org within one week of the closing date of the application period for your application to be considered as complete. We regret to inform you that incomplete and late submission of applications will not be considered.
The table below shows examples of courses that can be supported under each training area. MOH is open to consider other suitable local training courses.
|Aged Care||Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Chronic Disease Management)||Ngee Ann Polytechnic|
|Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Community Health)||Nanyang Polytechnic|
|Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Gerontology)||Nanyang Polytechnic|
|Specialist Diploma in Nursing (Diabetes Management and Education)||Nanyang Polytechnic|
|Specialist Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing||Ngee Ann Polytechnic|
|Graduate Diploma of Gerontology||Singapore University of Social Sciences|
|Graduate Diploma of Geriatric Medicine||National University of Singapore|
|Graduate Diploma of Palliative Medicine||National University of Singapore|
|Master of Gerontology||Singapore University of Social Sciences|
|Healthcare IT and Data Analytics||Master of Business Analytics (Healthcare Analytics specialisation)||National University of Singapore|
|Professional Certificate in Health Informatics||National University of Singapore|
|Healthcare System Design, Organisation and Delivery||Master of Public Health||National University of Singapore|
|WSQ Strategic Design Thinking||National University of Singapore
Application Period and Evaluation Process
|Course Commencement Period||Application Period for SkillsFuture Study Award|
|Course has to commence before 31 Mar 2019||1 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018|
|1 Sep 2018 to 30 Nov 2018
Evaluation: All SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare applications will be evaluated holistically. Applicants who have met the eligibility criteria do not automatically qualify for the SkillsFuture Study Award. Applicants will be informed of the outcome about 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date of each application period.
- The decision of the Selection Panel for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Healthcare is final.
- MOH reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete or inaccurate application.
- MOH will not respond to enquiries or disputes on or in connection with the Panel's decisions.