Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are Certificate of Competency (CoC) courses?
CoC courses are short, industry-relevant training programmes that focus on emerging skills. The typical duration of a CoC course is between 1 day and 3 days. You can choose from the wide range of CoC courses offered by any of the 3 ITE Colleges to learn new emerging skills as you seek employment opportunities or prepare for further studies.   

2. What are Modules for Skills Training (MOST) courses?
These part-time courses are the Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher Nitec) and National ITE Certificate (Nitec) courses. Under the Semester-based Credit System of Training (SCT), the courses are structured and offered as individual modules where credits are assigned to each module. You will have the flexibility of choosing modules according to your needs. Each module can be completed in 6 months under the regular part-time course. You will be awarded a module certificate for a module completed successfully in an examination.

Depending on demand, not all the modules in the CET Skills courses will be offered in each intake. Where the modules are offered and there is insufficient enrolment, the classes will be cancelled and a full refund will be given to the affected students.

3. Who is eligible to enjoy the 2 free CET courses?
The scheme is applicable to all Full-Time and Traineeship Nitec graduates in Dec 2019, Higher Nitec graduates in Mar 2020 and ITE graduates who have completed their National Service between Jan 2020 and Jun 2020. Eligible graduates can enjoy up to 2 free CET (Certificate of Competency, and Modules for Skills Training for Nitec/Higher Nitec) courses. In accordance with SSG funding policy, eligible graduates must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.

4. Do I need to pay for the fees?
You can enjoy up to two free CET courses. However, should you wish to apply for the third or subsequent CET courses, you only need to pay 30% of the course fee either by cash or PSEA account. SSG will subsidise 70% of the course fees.   

5. Is there a validity period to utilise the entitlement?
Eligible graduates can apply for the courses from 8 Jun 2020 till Mar 2021.  Please note that the two free CET courses must be completed by 31 Mar 2021.  

6. How do I apply for the CET courses?
Online registration for CoC courses will open from 8 Jun 2020 onwards, while application details for MOST courses will be provided nearer to the registration period. In the online form, please select which month and year you graduated from.

7. Can I apply for CET courses offered across the 3 ITE Colleges?
Yes, you can apply for CET courses offered by any ITE College based on your interest and needs.  

8. Can I still apply for other CET courses if I have used up the entitlement for the 2 free courses?
Yes, you may still apply for 3rd or subsequent CET courses but you will have to pay 30% of the course fee either by AXS kiosk, NETs, cheque or PSEA account. SSG will subsidise 70% of the course fees.   

9. If I have any enquiries, who should I approach?
Please email cet@ite.edu.sg or call our hotline at 1800 2222 111 for clarifications or enquiries.