National Infocomm Competency Framework

NICF

The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) is a national infocomm roadmap that helps infocomm professionals and employers to determine the types of skills and competencies required for various infocomm jobs and develop training strategies to acquire these skills.

Objective

The National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF), developed by IMDA and SkillsFuture Singapore in close collaboration with the infocomm industry, is a national infocomm roadmap which 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.

Programme Description

NICF is a framework that articulates competencies and skills required for different infocomm occupations, and lists relevant training programmes available to build these skills.  The framework is available online for easy navigation by professionals, employers and training providers.

Benefits

NICF will assist infocomm professionals in assessing their own skills and competencies against national and international standards, and in helping them plan their career paths.  It also helps to guide employers in manpower planning, training and professional development programmes.

Programme Support

The NICF helps individuals by: 
  • Guiding infocomm professionals to assess their own skills and competencies against national and international standards;
  • Guiding new entrants to the infocomm industry to plan their career paths; and
  • Aiding professional upgrading and career progression by outlining clear pathways of qualifications, skills and competencies.
 It also helps employers by: 
  • Guiding manpower planning, training and professional development programmes;
  • Guiding HR to assess their internal manpower standards against the national and international standards; and
  • assisting.
 It will allow training providers to:
  • Guide the design of training and certification programmes; and
  • Ensure greater quality assurance in training and assessment.

For Enquires

Contact Regina at Regina_GOH@imda.gov.sg. For more information, please visit NICF Portal.