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Absentee Payroll Funding SkillsFuture Courses


Absentee Payroll Funding is a government grant to help employers defray manpower costs when you send your employees for training courses funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

Upskill your employees today with our SkillsFuture courses while you defray your manpower costs.

Is your business eligible for

Absentee Payroll Funding?

All Locally Registered or Incorporated Organisations in Singapore are Eligible


If your business is a locally registered or incorporated organisation in Singapore, you are eligible for course fee and absentee payroll funding. This is applicable when you sponsor your Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident employees for training courses funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Your organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore

  • Non-business entities not registered with ACRA, such as VWOs and societies are eligible

  • Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible

To qualify for course fee and absentee payroll funding, your employees must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman

  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer


How to apply:

What is Absentee Payroll Funding?


Absentee Payroll funding is a grant to help you defray the manpower costs incurred when you send your employees for training courses funded by SSG. For training outside working hours, Absentee Payroll funding is given to you to defray the overtime pay that was paid to your employees.


How much will be Funded?


To support organisations to send more workers for training and help their workforce emerge stronger post-COVID-19, the Absentee Payroll funding rate was enhanced to 80% of hourly basic salary, capped at $7.50 per hour. The enhanced AP funding rate will cease on 31 December 2021.

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Source: SkillsFuture

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