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SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.
  • Must be Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore
  • Achieve a minimum of 75% programme attendance
  • Participants must achieve a "Competent" status at the end of the programme
  • Participants agree with SIM Professional Development to jointly track training outcomes in evaluating the effectiveness of the programmes
Please refer to our List of Programmes for nett fees applicable which are subject to whether it is Employer-sponsored by SME/Non-SME, or Self-sponsored individual.
Click here for details for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding for Employer-based trainings.
Click here for details for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding for Self-sponsored trainings.
  1. Register with SIM Professional Development for your selected course
    • Select your choice of programme from the List of Programmes and Submit your contact details.
    • Email us at funded-prog@sim.edu.sg or
    • Call us at 6248 9419 or 6248 9447
  2. Login to SkillsConnect to Submit Training Grant Application & Absentee Payroll online.
  3. SIM endorses on the Approved Training Grant when approved by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
  4. Tax invoice will be delivered within 2 weeks to your company based on Nett Fee after approved funding or based on Full Course Fee, whichever is applicable.
  5. Participant attends the programme with minimum attendance of 75% of course duration and successfully completes the assessment.

Note that registration is subject to availability of seats and on first-come-first-serve basis.

The SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) training grant will not be claimable by participant/employer if he/she does not achieve 75% minimum attendance over the course duration or complete the assessment. SIM will then issue a new invoice with the full fee and cancel the first invoice.
Information on eligibility criteria and support amount can be found on www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/web/guest/AP
  • Minimum 30% local shareholding AND
  • Company’s group annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million OR Company’s group employment size of not more than 200 workers.
  • Please visit www.spring.gov.sg for more info.
  • A copy of SIM Professional Development Certificate of Participation
  • A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded to programme participants by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) upon successful completion of the programme with at least 75% attendance and have achieved a "Competent" Status for assessments
SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning.
All Singapore Citizens aged 25 years old and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016.
The Government will make periodic top-ups to Singapore Citizen’s SkillsFuture Credit Accounts.
No. Please register for a course with a training provider first before submitting a claim.
You will need your course details (e.g. course start date, course ID, training provider) before you can submit a claim.

You can use your credit to pay for or offset the course fees of approved courses by applying through http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

This SkillsFuture Credit Portal has been made available since January 2016. You can also check your credit balance and transactions via http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Please note that with effect from 19 May 2017, the default payment mode for all courses, except for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), is to pay the SkillsFuture Credit directly to Training Providers.

Under this payment mode, individuals are allowed to make claims up to 60 days before their start of the course till the day of course commencement with effect from 21 Apr 2017. This window period is sufficient for individuals to make their claims to facilitate earlier course registration.

When making claims, you should inform your Training Provider on:

  1. The intention to utilise your SkillsFuture Credit
  2. Request for the relevant amount to be offset against the qualifying course fees.

You must then submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal to pay the relevant credit amount to the Training Provider for your registered course.

With effect from 19 May 2017, the default payment mode for all courses is for individuals to pay the SkillsFuture Credit directly to Training Providers within 60 days of the course start date (date inclusive).

Upon activation of your SkillsFuture Credit account, you can apply to use your credit to pay directly to the training provider by the course start date (date inclusive).

Before logging into your account, you will need to have your SingPass ID, password, name of training provider, course title and course start date.

If this is the first time that you are applying to use your credit, you will be prompted to update your information, including your bank account details under "MyProfile" in the SkillsFuture Credit Portal.

You are required to submit supporting documents (detailing the course fee, government subsidy, receipt/net course fee payable (inclusive of GST) and applicants' name as per NRIC) at the point of claim submission at 'Submit a Claim' page (Proof of payment e.g. registration confirmation or acknowledgement slips, official receipts).

You may upload up to 10 documents with a maximum file size of 5MB per document. The supported file types are pdf, doc, xls, tif, jpg, png.

Please also ensure that you keep the relevant supporting documents for at least 6 months.

You can only cancel your claim submission before the course start date.
A Joining Instruction confirming your registration will be sent to you via email one (1) week before the commencement of the programme.
  • An electronic invoice will be emailed to you within 2 weeks upon confirmation of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)’s approval on your Training Grant Application OR 2 weeks prior to the programme commencement, whichever earlier.
  • All cheques/bank drafts must be made payable to 'Singapore Institute of Management', crossed and marked 'A/C payee only' with the course title(s) and invoice no. indicated at the back of the cheques.
  • Upon receipt of payment, an official receipt will be issued to you. Please retain your official receipt.
  • Request for deferment has to be submitted in writing 14 days prior to commencement of programme, after which 25% of course fee will be chargeable.
    If no notification is received by commencement date, the full programme fee will be charged
  • Deferment is allowed only once and has to be completed within 6 months from the first registered session.
  • 100% refund for written notification 14 days before commencement.
  • 75% (based on full course fee) for written notification within 14 days before commencement.
  • No refund given for no show after commencement.
SIM Professional Development reserves the right to cancel/reschedule the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.