Certificate in Payroll Administration (Short Course)

Payroll administration is usually performed either by HR, payroll or accounts personnel. As organisations grow and industries become more competitive, people from other functional areas – fresh graduates as well as those in career transitions – should venture out and upgrade themselves to be proficient in this particular field of work.

SHRI Academy’s CPA programme is specially designed to cover the various methodologies, techniques, payroll administration systems, legal issues, statutory laws and latest trends.

There will be a 3-hour Lab Session to allow students to have a grasp on the general appreciation of a computerized payroll system. Students will learn how the payroll function integrates with other Human Resource Information Systems (e.g. Leave Records, Time, Attendance, etc.). In addition, the lesson will also cover the introduction of general system features, basic fundamentals of selecting, setting up and processing in the payroll system.

Photos of the 3-hour Lab Session

Course Content


  • To provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the components of compensation & latest trends that affect payroll administration
  • To enhance participants’ competency in statutory laws
  • To enhance participants’ ability to evaluate & establish a computerised payroll system
  • To enhance participants’ ability to apply the correct techniques to handle day-to-day payroll administration issues

Module 1

  • Introduction to Compensation System
  • Salary Payments
  • Salary Deductions
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Issues Relating To Salary

Module 2

  • Employment Act
  • Central Provident Fund Act
  • Income Tax
  • Employment Regulations (Part-Time Employees)
  • Other Legislations

Module 3

  • Payroll Policy & Procedures
  • Pay Records
  • Understanding the Concept and Application of Payroll Software Systems

The modules listed above maybe conducted in a different sequence. Module content / syllabus will be provided upon request.

Course Duration

  • 2 months; 40 training hours; 14 sessions
  • Lessons are conducted twice a week

Assessment Methods

Candidates are assessed by a group / individual assignment and a formal written examination. The Certificate in Payroll Administration will be awarded by SHRI Academy upon successful completion of the programme.

Graduation and Degree

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Certificate in Payroll Administration from SHRI Academy Pte Ltd.

Admission Requirements

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Financial Support

Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Assistance
SDF training assistance is available; Company-sponsored candidates must log on to www.skillsconnect.gov.sg to apply for SDF training assistance

Programme Fees

For intakes commencing from 1 April 2016, the following fees shall apply:

Application Fee – S$107.00 inclusive of GST (non-refundable and non-transferable, payable upon application)

Total Course Fee Payable

Fee Breakdown   Amount (S$)
Course Fee 1,297.20
Add 7% GST 90.80
Total Course Fees Payable for Self-Sponsored 1,388.00
Company-Sponsored (SDF)
Less SDF Training Grant 80.00
Total Course Fees Payable for Company-Sponsored 1,308.00

Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

All students are required to pay the Fee Protection Scheme and subject to 7% GST.  (FPS Cert. PDF)

All fees to be payable in full prior to the orientation/course commencement date.

For more information on UTAP funding click here.


Application Procedures

All applications must be submitted with the following:

  1. Completed application form*
  2. One recent passport-size photograph
  3. Certified true copies of academic certificates & transcripts***
  4. Front & Back photocopies of NRIC/ Passport
  5. Requisite payment**
    * Application forms are obtainable from SHRI Academy or download a copy now.
    ** Requisite payment includes all fees quoted under Programme Fees.
    ***Applicants are required to bring along their original documents (for verification purposes) including copies of the educational qualifications and result transcripts.

Payment Mode:

Cash, NETS, Cheque (payable to “SHRI Academy Pte Ltd”) IBG & Credit Card (additional charges apply) .

Next Intakes

Please indicate your choice of intake for registration purposes.

Intake Commencement Date Application Closing Date
53rd 11 Jan 2017 4 Jan 2017
54th 29 Mar 2017 22 Mar 2017
55th 14 Jun 2017 7 Jun 2017
56th 20 Sep 2017 6 Sep 2017
57th 22 Nov 2017 8 Nov 2017


Download application form here

For further information, please contact Ms. Lynn via phone (65) 6422 3785, or email lynn.koo@shri.org.sg