The SkillsFuture Study Award for Retail Sector supports early to mid-career Singaporeans who want to deepen skills and knowledge as well as advance their career in the jewellery industry. The JDMIS Fine Jewellery Design Diploma and Advanced Diploma are on the pre-approved list for the Retail SkillsFuture Study Award - which you can apply for via SkillsFuture. After the courses, the recipents of the award are well-trained with the necessary skills and knowledge and are competent in the job required for retail management in the jewellery industry.

Study award recipients will receive S$5,000 to defray course-related fees. You can use this in addition to existing government course fee subsidies. No bond is required. You can apply before you take the course, or once you have started the course (for example if you start the course on a part-time, modular basis.) You should simply ensure you have submitted your application before you complete the qualification. The grant is not guaranteed and is subject to Enterprisesg approval. You will need to keep all invoices and submit them to Enterprisesg to draw down your claim, if approved.

Application Criteria

Singapore Citizens who:

  • have at least 2 years of work experience in the retail industry
  • are committed to deepening skills to develop a career in the industry
  • display a positive attitude towards learning
  • meet entry requirements for selected course of study
  • was not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Both individuals and company-nominated applicants can apply.

Application Process

Visit SkillsFuture for pre-approved courses and application form and the link to the brochure for reference.

Please collate your completed application form, the application number sent to you by SkillsFuture together with supporting documents and send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The duration will depend on the assessment by SkillsFuture and successful applicants will receive a Letter of Undertaking.

For more information on the SkillsFuture Study Awards, visit Enterprisesg for Retail Sector.


Q1: What qualifies as retail experience?

A: Merits are evaluated by Enterprise Singapore on case by case basis. We are happy to share our experience about successful and unsuccessful applicants of this programme.

Q2: Can I use the SkillsFuture Study Awards for just one module?

A: No, you would need to enrol either JDMIS's Fine Jewellery Design Diploma and/or JDMIS's Fine Jewellery Design Advanced Diploma.

Q3: Can I choose modules?

A: No, students will have to follow according to the course components and schedule of the diploma.

Q4: Can I submit my application after I have started my training with the hiring company?

A: Yes, please submit any relevant documents that can proof your current employment, for example, job testimonials and contacts of referees.

If you would like to meet to discuss the SFSA application process, the JDMIS admissions team would be pleased to do so. They can also relay the experiences that part grant awardees have shared with us about the application process and assist should you have questions about specific parts of the application. To initiate a discussion, with our team by email or phone, please complete the form below:

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