SkillsFuture Study Award for Private Security Sector
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

The Private Security industry plays a key role in supporting law enforcement agencies to maintain safety and security in Singapore.

Over the years, the industry has gone through different transformations to enhance its competency and professionalism. The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) is one of the industry’s latest initiatives. It provides a five-level career progression pathway that gives security officers opportunities for skills upgrading, better jobs and better pay.

The industry is set to grow further in our fast-paced and complex environment. In this next phase of growth, we need to nurture talent with a wide range of skills. The SkillsFuture Study Award encourages security personnel to pursue skills upgrading beyond training mandated by the PWM. Specifically, it encourages those who are currently taking on, or wish to take on, professional, managerial and executive positions. These include employees of security agencies as well as those employed in security-related positions in their organisations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of work experience in the Private Security industry

  • Committed to deepening skills in the industry

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

  • Submit a personal career development plan on how you will contribute to the industry in the next three to five years

  • Meets entry requirements for selected course of study

  • Employers’ nominations are highly encouraged. Employers should provide reasons for nomination, details of nominee’s work performance and potential for advancement in the company/industry, and explain how the course of study will help nominee fulfill current and future job requirements.

  • Individual applicants must provide a letter of recommendation or testimonial from current or former employer.

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Supported Courses

Course Institution
Diploma in Police and Security Studies Temasek Polytechnic
Diploma in Security and Fire Safety Studies Temasek Polytechnic
Diploma in Security Management Security Industry Institute
Bachelor of Science in Management and Security Studies Singapore University of Social Sciences

Applicants may submit other courses, which MHA will consider on a case-by-case basis. Training courses mandated by the PWM will not be considered.

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

30 Oct 2017 - 26 Jan 2018

Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take about 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.




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