Only specialised media courses, workshops and masterclasses of maximum 30 participants per class are supported under Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant Scheme. In addition, they must also meet the following criteria:
- Training in creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills (e.g. storyboarding, scriptwriting, e-publishing, cinematography, media financing and media project management skills);
- Not available under the Creative Industries Workforce Skill Qualifications (CI WSQ) framework nor supported by other agencies;
- Do not constitute or provide credit exemption for any diploma or degree qualifications;
- andTargets media practitioners in the animation, broadcast, film, games, interactive and online media or publishing sector.
Courses will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Relevance of the subject matter to the industry;
- Trainer’s industry and teaching experience. The trainer should possess minimally two years of relevant industry experience and at least one year of teaching experience in delivering similar course;
- Course outline, structure and methodology and how the training would deepen the skills of media professionals;
- Competitiveness of the course fee against similar courses conducted for the media industry; and
- Previous course participants’ feedback, if any.
IMDA may ask for additional documents or information not listed above to aid in the evaluation, and/or request for a site visit.
All course proposals have to be submitted to IMDA using the official course proposal template. To avoid any delay in processing please ensure that all required information are submitted to IMDA by the deadline.
IMDA’s support for the courses does not imply endorsement for any commercial product used in conducting the training. All publicity materials that indicate MDA’s support must be submitted to IMDA for approval prior to use.
IMDA’s decision is final. No appeal will be entertained.
IMDA will allow an approved course to be rescheduled up to a maximum of two times. Thereafter, IMDA reserves the right to re-evaluate the eligibility of the course for Specialised Training and Training Allowance grants if the course has been rescheduled more than twice.
Six Degrees will conduct random spot checks, on behalf of IMDA, on 10% of the successful applicants who have received the final payment every quarter, by verifying with the training providers on their attendance and payment made. Training providers are to provide the relevant confirmation and information to Six Degrees for this purpose.