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(SCTP) Start-up Essentials for Creative Entrepreneurship

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

Course Type:SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme

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  • Course Date:

    07 Sep 2023 to 14 Oct 2023
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

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This course will provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills to become a successful creative entrepreneur. This includes an understanding of the creative entrepreneurial mindset, design & developing a business plan, developing your brand & marketing strategies and implementing & evaluating your start-up.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to enable opportunities for participants to have ownership of one's creative skill set, expand & apply their fundamentals and provide an environment for creative entrepreneurial exploration to test and grow their creative business model by managing their business and executing their creative business growth plan.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
- Manage creative business by target setting and operate business according to creative industry standards.
- Develop & execute a creative business growth plan. 
- Leverage on current trends to produce creative solutions. 
- Establish a creative & unique branding and extend their business network.

Please click here for module synopsis and duration.

Minimum Requirements

Basic English proficiency & Computer Literacy

Certification / Accreditation

List of Certificates

1. Certificate of Completion in The Entrepreneurial Mindset
2. Certificate of Completion in Developing Your Brand
3. Certificate of Completion in Building the Start-up
4. Certificate of Completion in Growing the Start-up

Upon passing the assessment of each certificate, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Upon completion of all the certificates, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for the SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP).

Industry and Career Options:

With the skills and knowledge gained from this programme, participants who have completed the course will be able to take on new challenges in the Design & Media industry with job roles as follows:

  • Designer
  • Visualiser
  • Storyteller
  • Content Strategist
  • Video Editor
  • Creative Entrepreneur

Suitable for

All Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are looking for training opportunities to transit to a new sector or job role. Both unemployed and employed individuals can participate in SCTP, as long as they can fulfil training commitments, including minimum attendance requirements and passing of assessments.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $4240.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee Payable (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $3816.00 $101.76 $525.76
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $2968.00 $101.76 $1,373.76
Eligible Applicants for Additional Course Fee Funding Support² $4028.00 $101.76 $313.76
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $339.20 $4,579.20

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP) subsidy, additional course fee funding support of up to 95% of course fees for jobseekers with greater needs. Individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of following eligibility criteria. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

• Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or
• Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare, Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients; or
• Persons with Disabilities

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Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online at

Course fees can be paid via the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

d) SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) (Applicable to Singapore Citizens only)
Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

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