Update 5 January 2017: New guidelines for training providers on publicity of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) has released a new set of guidelines to training providers of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses to provide clarity on the appropriate publicity efforts of their programmes.
Under the new guidelines, the training providers are required to adhere to the following:
• Ensure that any marketing or promotional materials for SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses contain accurate information and positioning of SkillsFuture Credit. All training providers are advised to include the following liner in the marketing collaterals for SFC-eligible courses:
“All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.”
• Do not convey the impression that use of SkillsFuture Credit is limited to a specific training provider or specific courses.
• Do not market the courses as ‘free’ or ‘paid for by the government’. Training providers must ensure clarity in explaining how course fees are offset in part or full using the individual’s SkillsFuture Credit or other SSG subsidies.
• Do not use any indirect rewards such as referral awards, lucky draws, gifts and vouchers, as a way of incentivising the public to sign up for the courses.
• Do not request for confidential details of members of the public, including their Singpass, to make the SkillsFuture Credit claims on their behalf.