About Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualifications (CI WSQ) Framework

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system. It trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.

WSQ is based on national standards developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) in collaboration with various industries comprising industry sectoral frameworks which serve to:

  • Professionalise the industry, particularly where recognition of Continuing Education and Training (CET) qualifications are lacking
  • Improve labour mobility allowing companies in growing industries to easily recruit workers with the necessary skills whilst improving opportunities for workers to enter these industries.

The WSQ system is designed to be a practical, accessible and affordable launching pad for individuals to take charge of their own careers and advancement. It is also a powerful business tool for employers to access and maintain a skilled workforce as it enhances their competitive edge and advancing their businesses.

The Singapore Media Academy (SMA) was appointed in 2008 as the Media Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre for the media industry. Since its inception as media CET Centre, the SMA has up-skilled and trained more than 1,500 media professionals and issued more than 2,000 WSQ Statements of Attainment1 (SOAs) in the areas of Broadcast Journalism, Film & TV Production and Directing, Cinematography, Camera, Sound and Lighting Operations, Editing, Sales & Media Marketing, Writing, and Strategy Planning.


 1A Statement of Attainment is a WSQ Certification issued to a person for completing a WSQ course. Records of the SOAs can be accumulated towards a qualification under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System.