SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA)

The SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA), formerly known as CET Qualification Award (CQA) aims to encourage workers to attain full qualifications which will equip them with comprehensive and robust sets of skills to perform their jobs competently, pursue career progression and explore new job opportunities.

  • Singapore Citizens who successfully complete and are awarded a WSQ Diploma/Specialist Diploma/Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma are eligible for CQA of $1,000.
  • Singapore Citizens who successfully complete and are awarded a WSQ Certificate/Higher Certificate/Advanced Certificate are also eligible for CQA of $200.

Your eligibility for CQA is based on the date of attainment of your WSQ full qualification. Please refer to the table below for details:

Date of Attainment
Between 1 March 2011 and 31 December 2015
From 1 January 2016
First-time attainment of either of the following WSQ full qualification ($200 Award):
  • Certificate
  • Higher Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate
First time attainment of either of the following WSQ full qualification ($1,000 Award):
  • Diploma
  • Specialist Diploma
Every attainment of any of the following WSQ full qualification ($200 Award):
  • Certificate
  • Higher Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate
Every attainment of any of the following WSQ full qualification ($1,000 Award):
  • Diploma
  • Specialist Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma

For more details about this scheme, click here.



*Above sources are retrieved from SkillsFuture Website.