SFA Academy
Fast Track into Fintech with SFA’s One-Day Courses
In collaboration with Ngee Ann CET Academy, SFA offers a series of one-day courses that provide a deep dive into key areas of the fintech ecosystem. Led by industry experts and packed with real-world case studies, interactive discussions and hands-on activities, our courses provide an immersive learning experience. You will also earn certifications upon completion of each course.

Ngee Ann CET Academy X SFA

Courses Available

  1. RegTech
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  3. Introduction to Web 3.0

Who Should Join These Courses?

  1. Working adults looking for a mid-career switch: If you're considering a change in career path, these courses are an excellent opportunity to upskill and make your transition into the dynamic field of fintech.
  2. Graduates aspiring for a fintech career: Passionate about the intersection of finance and technology? These courses provide a solid foundation to embark on a rewarding fintech career.
  3. Fintech enthusiasts: These courses offer a chance to delve deeper into the rapidly evolving domain, providing a comprehensive understanding of various fintech concepts, applications, and how they are reshaping the financial landscape.

Funding & Subsidies Available

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

Additionally, SMEs registered or incorporated in Singapore can receive up to 90% course fee funding as part of SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) Enhanced Training Support initiative. Simply apply the code "SME" during course application.

Long-term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders can also qualify for SSG funding with the following documents:

  1. Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
  2. Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

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“The thriving fintech sector is constantly on the lookout for fresh talent. As a global fintech hub, Singapore continues to have the largest number of fintech firms in the region. For those looking to pursue a career and fintech, it is essential to understand the latest opportunities and challenges in the industry. SFA Academy will equip you with the relevant knowledge to break in and thrive in the space.”

Shadab Taiyabi, President at SFA
Course Overview

Financial institutions must comply with a multitude of regulatory requirements and meet a plethora of regulatory obligations. To cope with the management, execution and oversight of all these obligations, financial institutions increasingly utilise regulatory technology, so-called “RegTech”. In this course, you obtain an overview of the obligations different financial institutions must meet and explore RegTech solutions that are applied to facilitate specific tasks and how they can interact to facilitate processes, enhance outcomes and monitor the status of compliance. In addition, we examine what requirements RegTech solutions should meet and how you can evaluate them.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Learn about the different licences required to provide financial services.
  • Explore different tasks where RegTech solutions are employed and how they can be connected to enhance efficiency and effectiveness and lead to better outcomes for the financial institution.
  • Examine the requirements RegTech solutions must meet for their use by financial institutions and how to evaluate them
  • Learn about how financial institutions leverage RegTech solutions to facilitate due diligence.
  • Be aware of the regulatory framework for Financial Technologies in Singapore and the concept of cross-border compliance.

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Course Details

Date: 11 July 2024
Application Period: 28 May 2024 – 23 June 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and self-paced e-learning
Venue: 80RR, 80 Robinson Road

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Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
Course Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) mimics the perceiving, cognising and decision-making capabilities of a human being via computing machine intelligence. In the past decade, AI has brought us self-driving vehicles, facial recognition, speech recognition, web search, etc. Nowadays, AI is so ubiquitous that you actually use it dozens of times a day without noticing it.

In this class, you will be given a systematic introduction to AI technology including how it is developed, AI systems and their applications. More importantly, you will learn how AI systems are adopted in financial sectors with innovative case studies. There will also be sharing on how to make the application of AI fair, ethical, accountable and transparent.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Gain deeper insights into financial technologies in the artificial intelligence and data analytics landscape
  • Be acquainted with disruptions these emerging technologies have brought to incumbent players and changing the future of work
  • Develop knowledge of how AI applications are used in the Finance Sector. Examine the requirements RegTech solutions must meet for their use by financial institutions and how to evaluate them

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Course Details

Date: 25 July 2024
Application Period: 28 May 2024 – 07 July 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and Asynchronous e-learning
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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Introduction to Web 3.0
Course Overview

The internet has gone through two successful iterations: Web 1.0 during the 1990s and Web 2.0 during the early 2000s. Web 1.0 was a collection of decentralised static web pages where there were distributed computers directly communicating with each other. It was a “Read-only” era: you could read but could not easily add your voice to other’s content.

In Web 2.0, the internet was transformed from read-only content to content that allowed interactivity, social connectivity, and user-generated content. Web 3.0 promises to hand some ownership back to users by rewiring how the web works. Web 3.0 envisions adopting some tenets of decentralisation seen in Web 1.0 together with the functionality of Web 2.0 which is community-driven and self-governing. While all of this sounds great, it does not come without its drawbacks.

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Learning Outcomes
  • The evolutions of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
  • Be acquainted to:
    • Machine learning, big data web application
    • AI-driven bots based on machine learning
    • Augmented reality, metaverse virtual world
  • Web 3.0 and the use of decentralised technologies such as blockchain and inter-planetary filing systems (IPFS).
  • Web 3.0 inefficiencies such as high energy consumption, scams, and scalability.
  • Government policies with regards to treating ownership of your own data together with protecting privacy are being developed as well.
  • Web 3.0 and the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. This would also include Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and even Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) which help groups of people organise and make decisions.

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Course Details

Date: 13 August 2024
Application Period: 14 June 2024 – 21 July 2024
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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Course Fees (Subsidies Available)
Table below shows course fees for each course.
Full course fee $610.40
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $183.12
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $71.12
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $71.12
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $183.12
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $71.12
Others (and Repeat Students) $610.40
Have Questions? Get in touch!
If you have any questions regarding the courses, please send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!