The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) is part of the WSQ system. It was developed as a joint effort between SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and strategic stakeholders in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. NICF was last updated in 2014 and to date, 631 competency standards have been identified for 334 job roles.

Aside from being a national framework that helps training providers develop and align their training programmes, the NICF is also a tool businesses can utililise to develop human resource capabilities within their organisations. This could include the development of job profiles, recruitment and interview checklists, performance assessment and appraisals framework, training roadmaps and in-house training curriculum.

 

NICF - Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing & Switching

Job Roles: Network Specialist, Network Support and Administration
Recommended Certification: CCNA Routing & Switching

Course Code Course Fee Before Funding  70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-CCNA-R&S S$5,136.00 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
 WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
 Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
 S$1,540.80  S$580.80 S$580.80  S$340.80
    Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL
AUG SEP OCT NOV
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
10 days, 70 hours
ICND1 12-16 3-7 28-31
(9am – 7pm)
18-22 2-6 6-10
ICND2 31-4 Aug 11-15 23-27
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
10 weekends, 70 hours
ICND1 10, 17 1, 8, 15 9,16,30 7,14
ICND2 22, 29 5, 12, 19 28 4, 11, 18, 25
The courseware for this course is in digital format, you may bring your own device to download and view the courseware during class.
ICND1
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ICND2
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NICF - Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (Route/Switch/T-shoot)

Job Roles: Network Technician, Support Engineer, Systems Engineer or Network Engineer
Recommended Certification: CCNP Routing & Switching

 Course Code Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-CCNP-RST   S$9,244.80 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
 SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
S$2,773.44  S$1,045.44 S$1,045.44  S$613.44
   Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
15 days, 105 hours
ROUTE 19-23 10-14 14-18 4-8 9-13
SWITCH 17-21 25-29 20-24
T-SHOOT 21-25 23-27
Duration
15 weekends, 105 hours
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
Dates available on request
ROUTE
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SWITCH
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T-SHOOT
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NICF - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Voice

Job Roles: Voice IP Telephony Administrator
Recommended Certification: CCNA Collaboration

Course Code Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-CCNAVoice S$4,601.00 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
 WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
S$1,380.30 S$520.30 S$520.30  S$305.30
Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Duration
5 days, 35 hours
19-23 31-4 Aug 2-6
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
5 weekends, 35 hours
 Dates available on request
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
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NICF - Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Voice

Job Roles: Network Video Administrator or Operator; Network Video Engineer; Voice, Unified Communications, Collaboration, or Communications Engineer; and Collaboration Sales or Systems Engineer 
Recommended Certification: CCNP Collaboration

Course Code Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-CCNPVoice S$18,404.00  SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
S$5,521.20 S$2,081.20 S$2,081.20 S$1,221.20
   Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Duration
20 days, 155.25 hours
CIPT1v1.0 10-14 4-8 20-24
CIPT2v1.0 5-9 21-25 2-6
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
CAPPSv1.0 19-23 4-8 23-27
CTCOLLABv1.0 17-21 18-22 6-10
Duration
20 weekends, 155.25 hours
Dates available on request
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
CIPT1v1.0
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CIPT2v1.0
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CAPPSv1.0
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CTCOLLABv1.0
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NICF - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012

Job Roles: DB Administrator, SQL Administrator
Recommended Certification: MCSA SQL Server 2012

Course Code Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding

90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-MCSASQL2012 S$4,494.00 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
S$1,348.20 S$508.20 S$508.20 S$298.20
   Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Duration
15 days, 105 hours
10774 12-16 14 – 18  – 2-6
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
10775 3-7 4-8 13-17
10777 5-9 31-4 Aug 25-29 21 – 1 Dec
Duration
15 weekends, 105 hours
Dates available on request
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
10774
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10775
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10777
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NICF - Certified Network Specialist

Job Roles: Network Engineer
Recommended Certification: Microsoft Technology Associate in Networking Fundamentals (Exam 98-366)

Course Code Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-CNS S$2,247.00 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
S$674.10 S$254.10 S$254.10 S$149.10
    Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Duration
5 days, 35 hours
5-9 21-25 9-13
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
5 saturdays, 35 hours
3, 10, 17
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
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NICF - VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop

Job Roles: System Administrators, System Integrators
Recommended Certification: VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization

 Course Code Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-VMTW  S$4,601.00 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
 WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee  Subsidised Course Fee
S$1,380.30 S$520.30 S$520.30 S$305.30
    Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Duration
5 days, 35 hours
3-7 4-8 2-6
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
5 weekends, 35 hours
Dates available on request
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
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Limited Seats Available. Seats are confirmed upon payment is received. 

NICF - Salesforce Certified Administrator

Job Roles: CRM Administrator, Saleforce Administrator
Recommended Certification: Salesforce Certificed Administrator (ADM-201)

* Additional reading is required 

Course Code  Course Fee Before Funding 70%
Funding
90%
Funding
90%
Funding
95%
Funding
AVNICF-SFA S$4,868.50 SSG Subsidy
Singapore Citizens / PR
SME
Sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced
Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old
WTS
Singapore Citizens ≥ 35 year old and earning ≤ S$ 2,000
Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee Subsidised Course Fee
S$1,460.55 S$550.55 S$550.55 S$323.05
    Inclusive of 7% GST
  JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Duration
5 days, 35 hours
19-23 31-4 Aug 23-27
Weekday Schedules
9am – 5pm
Duration
5 saturdays, 35 hours
3, 10, 17
Weekend Schedules
9am – 5pm
The courseware for this course is in digital format, you may bring your own device to download and view the courseware during class.
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Funding Eligibility for SSG subsidies:
• Candidate to achieve at least 75% attendance for all modules and pass/be competent for all relevant assessments.

• Candidate agrees to pay the course fee without any subsidy to Avantus if any of the criteria are not met or in any case that the funding is not approved by SSG.

• For NICF courses, some candidates will be contacted to perform a short survey 3-4 months upon completion. These data will be recorded for training analysis and improvements.

• For company-sponsored candidates, company will need to submit training grant application to Avantus up to 30 days before the course start date, and no later than up to 30 days after the course start date.

• For more information on SSG subsidy

For Employers

For Individuals

Funding Eligibility for WTS Funding:
• Candidate must be a Singapore Citizen aged 35 years and above

• Candidate to earn a monthly income of not more than S$2,000

• Candidate must be currently employed.

• Candidate to achieve at least 75% attendance for all modules and pass all relevant assessments.

• For more information on Workfare Training Support (WTS)

For Employers

For Individuals

The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF), developed by IMDA and SkillsFuture Singapore in close collaboration with the infocomm industry, is a national infocomm roadmap that articulates the competency requirements of key Infocomm professionals. Infocomm professionals and employers can leverage the NICF to determine the types of skills and competencies required for various infocomm jobs and to develop training strategies for the professionals to acquire these skills through accredited training providers.

NICF provides infocomm professionals and employers with the necessary information and knowledge founded on standards agreed upon by the industry and companies to:

• Assess competencies and performance of infocomm employees;
• Develop training roadmaps and development programmes for employees;
• Guide design of training curriculum and plan career pathways of infocomm employees; and
• Assess the employability of potential infocomm employees to aid in effective HR recruitment.