Funding and Subsidies

PSMB-Approved Training Provider for 100% HRDF-Claimable Courses

All Public and Corporate Training Workshops conducted by FutureSkills Institute are eligible for HRDF claims under the Skim Bantuan Latihan (SBL) Scheme, subject to prior application to HRDF by the employers. For more information on HRDF, please visit:

For programs/courses under the SBL Scheme, prior approval must be obtained from the Council’s Secretariat. Under the scheme, employers are free to identify their own training needs and formulate training programs to retrain and upgrade their employees’ skills in line with their operational and business requirements.

Training can be conducted either on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both to suit the requirements of enterprises. Training programs can be carried out by external trainers where there is a lack of expertise. Where local expertise is not available, enterprises can also engage qualified trainers from overseas.

How To Claim

  • Download the PSMB_SBL-KHAS_JD_14 form from and complete it.
  • Provide relevant supporting documents:-
    o Receipts;
    o Payment vouchers;
    o Other related documents, where applicable.
  • Submit completed claim form to the PSMB upon completion of training for reimbursement of “allowable costs”.

Note: Copies of the documents should be certified according to the PSMB’s format.

Rate of Financial Assistance

The HRDF is not a subsidy scheme for the retraining and skills upgrading of workers by employers. As the HRDF will provide financial assistance to defray a portion of the “allowable costs”, all retraining and skills upgrading programs undertaken by employers should be seen as cost-sharing efforts. However, employers are eligible to claim up to the last cent of levy paid in any current year. It is hoped that the effort of training and retraining of the workforce will be continuously increased.

The rates of financial assistance with effect from 16 July 2000 are as follows:

Types of training

(a) Skills Areas Rate of Financial Assistance, Subject to the Maximum Allowable Costs
1. Technical Skills 100%
2. Craft Skills 100%
3. Quality And Productivity Related Skills 100%
4. Computer Related Skills 100%
5. All Other Retraining & Skills Upgrading 85%