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Career Development Framework (CDF)

The Workforce Singapore (WSG) Career Development Framework (CDF) is a competency-based credentialing framework for career professionals. It aims to facilitate capability building and enable deeper and broader competency development among career professionals. Additionally, it allows stakeholders in the career development community to uphold professional standards and ethics amongst career professionals.

The CDF is developed by WSG with input from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) who are key stakeholders in the provision of career services for students and adults respectively. It is aligned to international practices in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States, and emphasises the practice component undertaken by a career professional.

The development of such a framework is timely as the role of career professionals become increasingly important in preparing students for a lifetime of careers, and as the workforce grapple with globalisation, economic restructuring, technological advances, and changing social values and lifestyles.

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To their jobseeking clients, the certification is “the promise of quality coaching from a professional who upholds high standard, ethics and ethos” … “Professionalising and standardising practices in the career community is key”.

- Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affair, during the WSG CDF launch on 27 August 2018 at Marina Bay Sands.