Infocomm Technology (ICT)


The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) is part of the WSQ system and was developed as a joint effort from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and strategic stakeholders in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. NICF was completed in 2009 and, to date, 587 competency standards have been identified for 314 job roles.  Besides serving as a national framework for training providers to develop and align their training programmes to, the NICF is used as a tool for businesses to develop its human resource capabilities within the organisation.  These may include the development of job profiles, recruitment and interview checklists, performance assessment and appraisals framework, training roadmaps and in house training curriculum.

For more info on NICF, please click the logo below.

Click on the following to find out more about the NICF Schemes for your organisation:

  • NICF STAR Scheme – Programme to Build Up your ICT talent management practices
  • NICF IGNITE Scheme – Structured training programme to Gear Up the ICT capabilities of the new ICT employees in your organisation
  • ICT – STEP Scholarship – Scholarship programme to Step Up the talent pool of ICT professionals in your organisation for potential leadership positions


Qualifications and courses in this framework

WDA and the IDA have jointly appointed four Continuing Education and Training (CET) Partners (Institute of Systems Science, Strategic Technology Management Institute, Lithan Hall Academy and Progreso Networks) for the Infocomm sector to deliver a wide array of competency-based NICF courses, accredited by WDA, for aspiring and existing Infocomm professionals to pick up new skills or hone their existing capabilities. More than 60 NICF courses are available in:

  • Software & Application
  • Telecommunications & Network
  • IT Services
  • Project Management
  • CIOs, CTOs & IT Managers
  • Infocomm Security
  • Business Analytics

For a list of available NICF training programmes, please click here.


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