Spotlight on Training and Adult Education Trends and Jobs-Skills Insights in Singapore

In 2021, our workforce training participation rate reached a high of 50% amidst the pandemic, with a record

Number of 660,000 individuals participating in upskilling and reskilling efforts funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). Demand for workforce reskilling and upskilling is expected to rise in tandem with the needs of the Digital Economy, Green Economy, and Care Economy.

The aspiration is for lifelong learning to be the cutting edge of our workforce and our economy, to enable Singaporeans access to more and better jobs, and to adapt well to a shortening shelf-life of skills. To achieve this ambition, it cannot be business-as-usual for the Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector. For those involved in TAE, new skills and new capabilities need to be acquired.

This inaugural Jobs-Skills Quarterly Insights highlights three emerging trends that are driving the demand  or TAE jobs and skills:

1. Education Technologies (EdTech) and related skills are powering the TAE business. Today, our universities, private education institutions, and training organisations are amongst the top hiring companies for emerging roles such as Instructional Designers and Technologists. The top skills in demand for these roles include Learning Solution Design, Technology-Enabled Learning Delivery, and Curriculum Design *, as organisations strive for closer integration between technology, learning and performance enhancement.

2. There is increased recognition of the criticality of workplace learning, and the need for capabilities to organise the workplace for learning. Based on job posting data, demand for workplace learning roles such as learning-performance consultant has more than doubled between Q2 2021 to Q1 2022. The top skills in demand for these roles include Project Management, Learning and Development, and Learning Mode Design, as well as critical core skills such as Creative Thinking, Digital Fluency, and Learning Agility.

3. Career/learning counselling and coaching-related skills have risen in significance and demand, to translate industry trends and business transformations to tangible actions that can be taken by individuals who want to enhance their workplace performance or prepare for career pivoting. With increasing need for personalised advice and coaching, the top skills in demand for these roles include People Capability Development, Performance Management, and Workplace Performance Diagnosis. More companies are investing in these in-house capabilities, spurring demand for new roles such as Career/Workplace Coaches.


Savings up to $9,000 AUD: the UWA College International Launch Scholarship

05 September 2022

on their pathway tuition fees when they join a pathway program in October 2022. 

Why choose the University of Western Australia? 

  • Top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023) 
  • Part of Australia’s elite ‘Group of 8’ universities 
  • 5 stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2021) 
  • 4,500+ global industry partnerships

This new scholarship celebrates the launch of UWA College – INTO’s newest location, which offers guaranteed progression to the University of Western Australia (UWA). 


Western Sydney University ranked #1 for sustainability, equity and inclusion

Our partner university Western Sydney University (WSU) was ranked #1 in the world for sustainability, equity, and inclusion in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Ratings. Out of 1400 institutions, Western Sydney University topped the list with the rankings being based on a university’s teaching, research, outreach and stewardship.
Navitas is a proud partner of WSU. Students wishing to study at WSU can start in Navitas programs at the Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) or Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus


Griffith College: Pathways to either Nursing or Health Science degrees

Griffith College offers two very distinct Health programs to meet the specific needs of the health programs with our partner, Griffith University.
The Diploma of Health Care is a targeted program blending the art of caring with the science of anatomy and physiology. All the educators for the clinical courses are registered nurses with additional qualifications in teaching and health education. It is a direct pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University.
The Diploma of Health Science is a science-based program designed to prepare students for an allied health or health science pathway, including areas such as pharmacy, laboratory assistant, pathology technician or allied health worker to mention a few. The educators have science-based degrees and backgrounds.


Transition period for distance learning measures

International students studying online from abroad or who submit a study permit application no later than August 31, 2022, will continue to be able to complete up to 100% of their program online without affecting their PGWP eligibility. However, study time completed from abroad starting on September 1, 2023, will be deducted from the length of their post-graduation work permit, regardless of when a student began their studies.

1. The extension of temporary distance learning measures will affect those starting programs from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023. Specifically, these measures will apply:

2. No more than 50% of the credits earned can be completed outside Canada to remain eligible for a PGWP.
Studies completed online from outside Canada starting on September 1, 2023, will be deducted from the length of a future PGWP.