From January 2016, under the SkillsFuture Credit scheme, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive $500 in credits to encourage skills development and lifelong learning.

SkillsFuture approved courses not only include hard skills like Microsoft Excel and coding, but also includes unconventional courses like digital animation, barista certification courses, DJ-ing and even online courses!

Read more: 8 SkillsFuture Credit Courses That You Didn’t Know You Could Take!

Udemy, an online education aggregator, is one such partner. Its courses can be accessed anytime, anywhere and with lifetime access. While their online courses are already very affordable, Udemy often has flash deals with courses going at only S$15 (some of their courses are even free)! You can now earn 30% cashback on ShopBack for enrolling in any course.

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In addition, Udemy has plenty of SkillsFuture approved courses that you can use your credits for, meaning that the courses are actually completely free! Simply go to the Udemy SkillsFuture course page to see which courses are SkillsFuture Credit eligible or check within the course description.

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Alternatively, you can head directly to the SkillsFuture Credit Course Directory and search for all of the courses that are SkillsFuture Credit eligible.

Skillsfuture course directory

 

Online Accounting, Banking & Finance Courses

Financial Systems: “How To Confidently Join The Bitcoin Revolution”

Financial Systems: “How To Confidently Join The Bitcoin Revolution”

If you’re curious about Bitcoin, this module will set you up with all the fundamentals of the digital currency. Learn to see through the current financial system and be part of the digital money revolution. Through this course, you will learn how to set up your own Bitcoin wallet, buy Bitcoin, acquire Bitcoin for free and buy items with Bitcoin.

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 7 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$55

Online Programming Courses

Game Programming: “Learn And Understand C++”

Game Programming: “Learn And Understand C++”

If you want to switch tracks and become a professional game developer, this course will help you master the basics of writing C++ code. With in-depth C++ explanations, you’ll be able to create basic applications in no time. This course may be rather technical, but no prior programming knowledge is required – just come as you are!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 14 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos
  • Course Fee: S$205

Web Development: “Build Websites From Scratch With HTML & CSS”

Web Development: “Build Websites From Scratch With HTML & CSS”

Perhaps you have a vision for your website that no web designer seems to be able to fulfil. Well, join this course and learn the languages of HTML and CSS! Follow the step-by-step instructions to build beautiful web pages and mini websites. This will be great if you’re an aspiring web designer, blogger or business owner!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$155

Web Development: “PHP For Absolute Beginners”

Web Development: “PHP For Absolute Beginners”

Ever wondered how a website works the way it does? This module will show you how to deconstruct source code elements, explore PHP functions, learn from common PHP errors and encrypt PHP security. Most importantly, you’ll be able to build your own responsive websites after this!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 11.5 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, articles, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$110

Online Design Courses

Graphic Design: “Graphic Design Bootcamp”

Graphic Design: “Graphic Design Bootcamp”

If you’ve always regretted not following your heart to study graphic design, this is your chance! Learn the essentials of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and use your new-found skills to work on high-demand projects such as custom logos and web graphics. You can look forward to creating something new every lesson!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 8 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$135

Fashion Design: “Learn To Draw Fashion With Adobe Illustrator CC (Beginners)”

Fashion Design: “Learn To Draw Fashion With Adobe Illustrator CC (Beginners)”

If you’re looking to translate your sketches into graphics, you’ll have to attend this designing course. Learn about the core tools needed to create basic fashion drawings, look into the design and product development process, and use Illustrator to make your concepts come alive.

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos
  • Course Fee: S$55

Creature Design: “Ultimate Creature Design And Concept Course”

Creature Design: “Ultimate Creature Design And Concept Course”

If you’re an aspiring artist for films or games, this course will give you a great head start. Understand basic animal anatomy in detail to create believable creatures and learn about crucial elements of creature design. You’ll get to create your own creatures and concepts, which makes this a wonderful way to build your portfolio!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 9.5 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$145

3D Model Creation: “Learn 3D Modelling – The Complete Blender Creator Course”

3D Model Creation: “Learn 3D Modelling – The Complete Blender Creator Course”
Image credit: Floyd Wilde/Wikimedia Commons

For those who have mastered 2D creations and want to challenge yourself with 3D models, this Blender-based module is for you. Get familiar with the Blender interface, understand fundamental principles of modelling and image rendering, and get acquainted with animation basics. You can export your creations to any software or game engine – even 3D printers!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 48 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, articles, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$205

Online Arts & Entertainment Courses

Story Writing: “Screenwriting And Story Blueprint – The Hero’s Two Journeys”

Story Writing: “Screenwriting And Story Blueprint – The Hero’s Two Journeys”

If watching Game Of Thrones has inspired you write your own play or novel, you’ll first have to master the hero’s journey. Learn to unite the plot with the hero’s inner transformation (GOT does this superbly), create believable and relatable characters, and identify the essential turning points that make a plot exciting. Who knows, you could be the next David Benioff or DB Weiss!

Course Information

  • Training Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Training Materials: Videos, articles, supplemental resources
  • Course Fee: S$210

How to claim SkillsFuture Credit?

1. Go to the SkillsFuture Credit portal and select “Submit A Claim

skillsfuture credit portal

2. Select your course by searching by “Course” or “Training Provider“. A dropdown list should appear if your chosen course is eligble.

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3.  Input the Course details, and most importantly, attach the Supporting Documents (e.g official receipt, invoice or other proof of purchase) and input your Bank Details.skillsfuture credit claim

4. Submit and check back to the portal to see if your claim has been approved!

It’s that simple!


With over 50,000 online courses available on Udemy there is definitely something for everyone! And with the SkillsFuture Credits available, there’s no reason your learning should stop at school!

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