NICF & WSQ - Singapore

Orbitage has been awarded by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to up-skill professionals in a number of programs as part of the National InfoComm Framework (NICF). The following programs receive a significant level of government support on course fees (up to 90% for SMEs). All are practical, hands-on programs.

  • Certified IP Associate (CIPA) - computer networking
  • Certified IP Engineer (CIPE) - routing & switching
  • CIPP: Practical Networking with IPv6
  • CPSS: QoS & Traffic Engineering
  • Operating Systems & Databases
  • CIPP: Troubleshooting IP Services
  • CIPP: Implementing MPLS
  • CIPP: Implementing Metro Ethernet
  • CIPP: Applied Network Security
  • Understanding 4G/LTE

FOr more details about the programs, please click here.

What is WSQ?

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 WDA 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.

For more information, please refer to WDA's website here.

What is the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF)?

The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) is a manpower planning tool that defines the competencies needed and the levels in which they are performed for various key infocomm job roles, thus facilitating skill development and career progression.
The main aim of NICF is to widen and expand the capabilities of infocomm professionals and guide their career development, based on standards agreed upon by the industry and companies. With NICF, infocomm professionals have greater access to training so that they can attain recognised certifications. NICF encourages workers to continually upgrade themselves and develop their vocational competence with specific job roles skills and generic employability skills.

For more information, please refer to the NICF website here.