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Enacting Formula

Part 1 PRELIMINARY

Part 2 ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF AGENCY

Part 3 CONSTITUTION AND MEMBERSHIP OF AGENCY

Division 1 — Appointment, resignation and removal

Division 2 — Terms and conditions for members

Division 3 — Members’ duties on disclosure of interests

Part 4 DECISION‑MAKING BY AGENCY

Division 1 — Meetings

Division 2 — Committees and delegation

Part 5 PERSONNEL MATTERS

Part 6 FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Part 7 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

Part 8 TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS TO AGENCY

Part 9 CONSEQUENTIAL AND RELATED AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS

Division 1 — Private Education Act

Division 2 — Skills Development Levy Act

Division 3 — Other Acts

 
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REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 21] Thursday, September 29 [2016

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 16th August 2016 and assented to by the President on 22nd September 2016:—
SkillsFuture Singapore Agency Act 2016

(No. 24 of 2016)


I assent.

TONY TAN KENG YAM,
President.
22nd September 2016.
Date of Commencement: 3rd October 2016 Parts 1 to 8, sections 71(1)(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h), 72, 73 and Divisions 2 and 3 of Part 9
Date of Commencement: 4th October 2016 Sections 71(1)(a) and 71(2)
An Act to establish the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act is the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency Act 2016 and comes into operation on a date that the Minister appoints by notification in the Gazette.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“adult education” means that part of post‑secondary education and training which is directed towards the development or upgrading of skills and knowledge in relation to work in commerce or industry;
“Agency” means the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency established by section 3;
“auditor”, in relation to the Agency, means the Auditor‑General or such other auditor appointed by the Minister under section 51;
“Chairperson”, in relation to the Agency, means the member of the Agency who is appointed under section 12 as the Chairperson of the Agency, and includes any individual appointed under section 14 to act in that capacity;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Agency appointed under section 38, and includes any individual acting in that capacity;
“commerce or industry” includes any trade, manufacturing or service industry, business or other related activity;
“committee” means a committee of the Agency appointed under section 34;
“committee member” means an individual appointed to be a member of a committee;
“delegate” means a person to whom the Agency under section 36(1) delegates the performance or exercise of any of its functions or powers;
“Deputy Chairperson”, in relation to the Agency, means the member of the Agency who is appointed under section 12 as the Deputy Chairperson of the Agency;
“functions”, in relation to the Agency, means functions conferred on the Agency by this Act or any other Act;
“further education” means a post‑secondary education program that leads to the development of knowledge and skills that are not specific to any particular occupation;
“grant” includes a grant by way of reimbursement under a reimbursement arrangement;
“member”, in relation to the Agency, means a member of the Agency who is appointed under section 10, and includes any person appointed under section 14 to act in that capacity;
“post‑secondary education” means education of persons —
(a)
who are the age of 16 years or older; and
(b)
who are not undergoing a course of education at any of the following:
(i)
a Government school;
(ii)
a school registered under the Education Act (Cap. 87) and which receives a grant‑in‑aid or subvention extended by the Government to aided schools within the meaning of that Act;
(iii)
an education institution providing education in accordance with religious beliefs and principles;
“private education” has the same meaning as in the Private Education Act (Cap. 247A);
“reimbursement arrangement” means a written arrangement made in respect of any adult education or further education provided to a person eligible to financial incentives, support, grant, aid or assistance from the Agency to the effect that where —
(a)
the person so eligible receives or undergoes adult education or further education for a charge; and
(b)
the provider of the adult education or further education incurs costs and expenses in providing the education to that eligible person,
the provider of the adult education or further education is entitled, under the arrangement, to reimbursement from the Agency of the whole or part of its charges in respect of the education so provided, but in no case exceeding that person’s eligibility to financial incentive, support, grant, aid or assistance (as the case may be) for that education;
“Singapore Workforce Development Agency” or “SWDA” means the Singapore Workforce Development Agency established by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency Act (Cap. 305D);
“subdelegate” means a person to whom a delegate under section 36(2) further delegates the performance or exercise of any of the Agency’s functions or powers;
“transfer date” means the date of commencement of Part 8.