What you need to know about using SkillsFuture Credit

Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and SkillsFuture conducted an audit check in Bunka recently. For those of you who have been with Bunka long enough, you might notice that there are changes to the attendance marking system. Previously, attendance marking was done by teachers. Right now, students have to sign their attendance when they come for class. This is one major requirement from the audit committee.

In addition, if students were to miss lessons, it is a “MUST” to give us the reason because this is what the audit committee would want to know. Every lesson must be accounted for. Students who do not attain 75% of the total attendance may risk their funding to be recovered by WDA.

In the SkillsFuture portal (http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit), there is a banner highlighting the conduct of audit checks on individuals, training providers and companies. Those who flout the rules will have to face the music. It is important that everyone uses public funds responsibly.

To all our students who are using Skills Connect or Skillsfuture Credit, please remember to sign your attendance and inform your teacher if you are unable to attend the lessons. We appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you for your cooperation.

What is SkillsFuture Credit?

$500 credit given by the Singapore Government to strengthen individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning.

Who gets it?

Singaporeans aged 25 and above in 2016

Can it be used in Bunka?

YES! All our courses are claimable under the SkillsFuture Credit!

SkillsFuture Credit

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Great news for all Singaporeans aged 25 and above! The SkillsFuture Credit, a $500 credit given to individuals to support them in taking control of their lifelong learning journey, will start in January 2016. You will receive a letter soon informing you how to activate your account. Do be patient as there are 2.5 million Singaporeans but only one Singpost.

A few key points that you need to know about this SkillsFuture Credit:

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Bunka has various courses claimable under the SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Elementary 1
  • Elementary 2
  • Elementary 3
  • Intermediate 1
  • Intermediate 2
  • Intermediate 3
  • Intermediate 4
  • Pre-Advanced 1
  • Pre-Advanced 2
  • Pre-Advanced 3
  • Advanced
  • Business Japanese
  • Basic Business Japanese

Once you have registered a course with us, there are three simple steps to follow if you want to utilise your credit:

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1. Log in to your SkillsFuture Credit account using your Singpass via http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.
2. Search for the course that you have registered with Bunka.
3. Submit the claim with the invoice that you have received from us.
You have up to 60 days before the course start date to submit your claim. Kindly note that the funds will be disbursed directly to Bunka so you do not have to make payments other than a one-time-only registration fee.

If you are thinking of learning the Japanese language, do consider using the SkillsFuture Credit as a stepping stone. Mastering a language, like all other skills, takes time, discipline and hard work.

Bunka will provide you with a system to shorten your learning curve, a conducive environment to practise the language and most importantly, connect you with like-minded friends so that your learning journey will be fun and interesting.

Do not hesitate to contact our Admin team if you have any questions about the SkillsFuture Credit.

Important Notice! You can only submit the claim of $360 for Elementary 1 as registration fee of $20 is not claimable under the SkillsFuture Credit.