THE ORGANISATIONS BEHIND THE ACCREDITATION SCHEME
Initiated by the Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS), the announcement of this national initiative was first made on 7th December 2020 by Singapore's Minister in Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Finance & National Development, Ms Indranee Rajah, during the 4th Singapore Interior Design Awards Presentation Dinner 2020 held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
SIDS subsequently formed the Singapore Interior Design Advisory Accreditation Council (SIDAAC) which comprises of four industry sectors, namely Government Agencies, Allied Trade Associations & Chambers, Interior Industry Practitioners and lastly Institutions of Higher Learning. This expert panel provided guidance and advice on the development of the accreditation scheme.
Through a series of focus group meetings and roundtable discussions, the framework of the Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Scheme (SIDAS) was finally formulated. The scheme was launched on 19th November 2021 by Singapore's Minister-of-State (MOS) for Trade & Industry, Ms Low Yen Ling at the National Design Centre (NDC). MOS Low also inaugurated the formation of the Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Council (SIDAC), which oversees the development of SIDAS. The training arm of SIDS, the Singapore Interior Design (SID) Academy will administer the SIDAS.