SITizens Learning Credits

SITizens Learning Credits

 

 

In line with Singapore’s national movement to provide upskilling and relearning opportunities for individuals in the workforce, SIT is offering S$2000 worth of SITizens Learning Credits. Starting from 2019, all SIT alumni can take up eligible standalone courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development. The credits can also be used to offset eligible subsidised courses offered by SkillsFuture Singapore. With a validity of 5 years, SIT alumni will be able to use these credits to take up the courses they require.

Brief Overview

 

Courses Category

FAQ

What is SIT lifelong learning initiative all about?

As part of SIT’s lifelong learning initiative, all SIT alumni will be offered S$2000 worth of SITizens Learning Credits (credits) to take up eligible standalone courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development, Singapore Institute of Technology’s Lifelong Learning division.

 

This initiative caters to SIT alumni who are keen to upgrade their skills through multiple pathways to equip them to be adaptable, relevant and nimble.

Who is eligible for SITizens Learning Credits?

You are eligible to receive the credits for SITLEARN Professional Development eligible courses as long as you are conferred with a Bachelor degree from any of the undergraduate programmes offered by:

  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Joint degree by Singapore Institute of Technology and Overseas University partner
  • One of the Overseas University partners
How much of credits will I be offered?

S$2000 worth of credits.

What are the courses that I can apply for using the credits?

You can apply for all eligible courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development.

What is the validity period of the credits?

This initiative allows you to utilise the credits for 5 years. This initiative will be continually reviewed.

The credits can be used for courses starting from 1 April 2019 to 31 Mar 2024.

How many courses can I apply for with the credits given to me?

There is no limit to the number of courses you wish to apply using your credits.

Am I guaranteed a place in the course of my choice upon registration?

Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Acceptance of your application is subjected to available capacity and is granted at the sole discretion of SITLEARN Professional Development.

Can I exchange the credits for cash?

The credits cannot be exchanged for cash.

Are there any other chargeable fees or taxes?
  • A non-refundable administrative fee of S$40 (before GST) and prevailing GST will be charged upon acceptance of your application by SITLEARN Professional Development.

  • The credits cannot be used to offset the administrative fee and GST.

  • SkillsFuture funding is only available to all Singaporean Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Please see table for illustration *
    * To be confirmed upon opening of registration in Jan 2019.

   

Payable with SITizens Learning Credits

Payment Required

Course Fee (Exclude GST)

$500

 

 

Less SkillsFuture Funding

(-$350)

 

 

 

$150

$150

 

GST (7% x $150)

$10.50

 

$10.50

 

$160.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Fee

$40

 

 

GST on Admin Fee (7% x $40)

$2.80

 

 

Payment Required

$42.80

 

$42.80

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$150

$53.30

What if I do not have sufficient credits left to cover a course?

You have the option to top up the course fee with cash if you do not have sufficient credits. You can use cash once you have used up the balance of the credits.

Is there an age limit to use the credits?

There is no age limit.

Where and how do I apply?

You can apply for all the eligible courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development when the registration of interest opens in Jan 2019 for courses starting from 1 April 2019. Meanwhile, you are encouraged to browse through the eligible courses and register your interest here.

Are there any requirements to apply for the course?

Every course will have a different set of prerequisites. You are required to check the requirements of the course listed on the respective webpages.

Will existing SIT students be taking the courses alongside alumni?

Yes, it is possible that existing SIT students will be taking the same course alongside alumni and public participants.

 
Will I still be eligible for any additional discount(s) if I use the credits?

If you choose to enjoy any form of discount(s) (e.g. early bird, member’s discount etc) offered by SITLEARN Professional Development, you will not be allowed to use the credits.

Will I be eligible to use the credits for SkillsFuture funded courses?

Yes, you are allowed to use the credits for eligible SSG-funded courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development. The acceptance of utilising the credits is granted at the sole discretion of SITLEARN Professional Development and SkillsFuture Singapore.

Can I use SkillsFuture Credit to offset the administrative fee?

You are not allowed to use SkillsFuture Credit to offset administrative fee. You may refer to SkillsFuture terms and conditions here for more information.

Will my credits and administrative fee be refunded if I need to withdraw from the course or if the course is postponed?

Credits and administrative fees are non-refundable upon acceptance of your application by SITLEARN Professional Development.

SITLEARN Professional Development reserves the right to cancel the course. In the event of such cancellation, credits and administrative fee paid by the participant will be refunded.

Will I get any certification or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points upon courses completion?

Issuance of certificates or CPD points is dependent on the course. You can retrieve more information regarding the issuance of certificates or CPD points for each course on the respective webpage.

If I have more questions about the credits, courses and/or other queries, who should I contact?

You can contact us at SITLEARN@singaporetech.edu.sg