Singapore University of Social Sciences

Public Policy Responses to an Ageing Workforc​e

Applications Open: 18 Dec 2018

Applications Close: 28 Feb 2019

Next Available Intake: 14 March 2019

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $800

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences


Date: 14 & 15 March 2019 (Register by 4 March 2019)
Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Venue: Temasek Polytechnic, 21 Tampines Avenue 1, 529757

Course Objectives

The main objectives of this course are two-fold: (1) to orientate participants to Singapore’s public policy responses to an ageing population and (2) to use this information to improve business practices in companies they consult for in light of an ageing population.

Participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the linkages between population ageing, public policy, and businesses
  • Identify and explain public policy responses to an ageing population in Singapore
  • Outline key public policies in various domains
  • Develop business responses to age-related public policy responses
  • Identify and recognise areas where gaps in public policies for ageing may exist

Topics

  • What is public policy and how are public policies made?
  • Population ageing and labour market policy
  • Key areas of concern for businesses in Singapore in light of an ageing population
  • Singapore context - issues and challenges
  • Healthcare policy
  • Disability policy
  • Social safety net
  • Employment & learning policy
  • Socio-emotional well-being policy

Teaching Faculty

  • Mr Terence Leong, Senior Manager, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, teaches Gerontology

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Recent payslip or income statement (For WTS scheme only)
  3. Application form

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1Workfare Training Support2Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3
(aged 21 and above)(S'poreans aged 40 and above) (S'poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)
Full Course fee (A)$800$800$800$800$800
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($560.00)($560.00)($560.00)($560.00)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$800$240.00$240.00
$240.00$240.00
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$56.00$16.80$16.80$16.80$16.80
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$856.00$256.80$256.80$256.80$256.80
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($160.00)($200.00)($160.00)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$856.00$256.80$96.80$56.80$96.80

The listed course fees are inclusive of GST.

1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.


Funding Incentives

Course Fee Subsidies

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Singaporean or Permanent Resident (Company or Self Sponsored) aged 21 years old and above
  2. Sponsoring companies must be registered and/or incorporated in Singapore and must fully sponsor the course fee
  3. Participants must:
    • achieve at least 75% attendance
    • complete and pass all required assessments

Participants who fail to meet the above requirements will have to pay for the subsidised course fee.

Application Procedures

All self sponsored applications must be made via online registration.

Upon completing of the online registration, please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Copies of your academic certificate/transcript
  3. Recent payslip or income statement
  4. Application Form

For company sponsored applicant, please submit the application to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn. Please note that for companies which are applying for SSG training grant in the SkillsConnect portal, the training grant reference number must be provided before course commences.

Applications without ALL of the above required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected for SSG training grant.

Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to change course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability without prior notice.

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