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 five courses claimable under the SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Elementary 1
  • Elementary 2
  • Elementary 3
  • Business Japanese
  • Basic Business Japanese

If you are an Intermediate level or Pre-advanced student, we are trying to get the courses approved, but this is subjected to WDA / SkillsFuture’s approval. I will update again on this blog.

Three simple steps to follow if you want to utilise your credit:

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There are two options in submitting your claim:
    a. 30 days before the course start date if you want to credit to Bunka OR
    b. 90 days after the course start date if you want to credit to your bank account.

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.

How to use SkillsFuture Credit?

3 Simple Steps


Step 1:

Search for Courses offered by Bunka

Step 2:

Submit claim via SkillsFuture Portal

Step 3:

Attend lessons at Bunka

Courses claimable:

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

Remember To:

  • Check your account balance
  • Submit claim 30 days before course start date ( Credit to Bunka )
  • Submit claim within 90 days after course start date ( Credit to self )

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.