WSQ – Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

WSQ - Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications, WDA - Definition and Features

WSQ - Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system launched in 2005 by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). WSQ trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for key competencies that companies look for in potential employees. WSQ is based on national competency standards of WDA developed in collaboration with industries.

  • An occupational and competency-based system to build industry-specific capabilities
  • Singular and flexible training modules to implement as-is or build up to full qualifications
  • Assessment and certifications are based on ability to demonstrate the industry's required capabilities
  • Accessible to all workers and professionals
  • Qualifications and certifications are based on industry-agreed standards.
  • WSQ qualifications are comparable to credentials issued by international and local awarding bodies
Training Development

Professional Consulting, Development, Training, Assessment and Auditing Services under WSQ - Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ),  and former National Skills Recognition System (NSRS)

1. WSQ - Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications  (WSQ) framework, policy paper and competency map
2. Competency standards, curriculum, training & assessment guides and plans
3. Assessment plans development and field-testing
4. On-The-Job Training (OJT) blueprints development
5. Training programmes, lesson & assessment plans, facilitator & learner guides (WSQ & non-WSQ courses)
6. Development and conduct of training courses
7. Supervision of training assessments for companies of different industries
8. Audit of new applications & renewals of Accredited Training Organisations & Programmes
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Professional Consulting, Development, Training and Assessment Accomplishments under WSQ - Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

1 Developed aerospace competency framework and map with qualification systems
2 Developed 51 competency standards, curriculum, training & assessment guides & plans
  • aerospace
  • retail
  • security manpower
  • landscaping
  • creative
  • generic manufacturing industries and companies
3 Reviewed and developed security manpower competency standards, training and assessment plans for compulsory licensing of security officers
  • Provide Guard & Patrol Services
  • Handle Security Incidents & Services
4 Developed and field-tested assessment plans for
  • food & beverage and
  • hospitality companies.
5 Consulted and developed competency-based WSQ and non-WSQ training and assessment programmes for
  • security manpower
  • cleaning and
  • training companies

Professional Consulting, Development, Training, Assessment and Auditing Accomplishments under National Skills Recognition Systems (NSRS)

1. Developed functional map for aerospace and seafood industry and companies
2. Developed 41 skills standards and assessment plans and 31 On-the-Job Training (OJT) blueprints for
  • food manufacturing
  • food beverage & restaurants
  • retail, clock & watch
  • supermarkets & department stores
  • printing & packaging
  • consumer electronics
  • textile & fashion
  • chemical processing
  • security manpower & systems
  • semi-conductor assembly & testing
  • mechatronics, precision engineering
  • bus transport and
  • shipping companies and industries
3. Planned and conducted training for assessors in pest management, hairdressing, piped gas, travel, shipping, retail companies and polytechnic
4. Supervised training assessments in cleaning companies, residential estates, food shops, hotels and call centres.
5. Coached and mentored new Assessors and Associate Consultants.
6. Audited new applications and renewals from shipyards, rig-building, manufacturing, security manpower and cleaning companies for Accredited Training Organisations and Programmes.
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