Postgraduate Diploma in Human Capital Management

SHRI Academy’s PGDipHCM equips human resource practitioners with the necessary techniques for the professional discharge of their daily responsibilities. The course will benefit HR practitioners and non-HR managers and executives who are responsible for operational and intra-departmental manpower and people matters.

The programme curriculum has two key features that make it especially appealing to participants:

  • The curriculum is practical-oriented in focus, approaching each topic from the human resource practitioner’s vantage-point and taking into account theoretical dimensions.
  • The curriculum will bring participants to the forefront of regional and international human resource issues.

The course will serve as a ‘toolbox’ for HR practitioners and non-human resource managers/executives to use in their day-to-day HR functions.

 Course Content

 Module 1 – Human Resource Management (36 Hours)
This module gives an overview of the key functions of the human resource department including a segment dedicated to International Human Resource Management.

  • Human Resource Management Functions
  • Human Resources Strategies, Policies and Procedures
  • Job and Competency Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • International HRM

 Module 2 – Manpower Legislation & Industrial Relations
This module details employment legislation within the framework of Singapore’s industrial relations system. The module equips participants with the essential obligations required by key employment statutes. It also allows an understanding of the framework and operations of the Singapore Industrial Relations system. The module ends with a segment on regional and international industrial relations.

 Module 3 – Human Resource Development (36 Hours)
This module provides learners with knowledge and skills for human resource development functions. Through a project/assignment, learners will develop and acquire the necessary skills and expertise. The module includes an overview of People Developer programme.

  • The Training Process and Theories
  • Approaches and Techniques to Training Needs Analysis
  • Set Training Objectives and Design Training Programmes
  • Planning and Resource Requirements
  • Implementing and Monitoring Training Programme
  • Evaluation of Training Effectiveness
  • The People Developer Programme and Future Trends in HRD

 Module 4 – Reward Management
This module provides a sound foundation for participants to implement an effective Total Reward System and fitting it to the organisation’s strategy. An overview of salary and benefits administration is also included.

 Module 5 – Strategic and Change Management
This module explores and evaluates the concepts and theories of “Strategic and Change Management” and develops learners’ cognitive processes integral to strategic management. Special emphasis is given to the approach of human resource functions towards total operations.

  • Strategic Management Process: An Overview
  • The 3 Strategy-making Tasks
  • Industry and Competitive Analysis
  • Company Situation Analysis
  • Strategy and Competitive Advantage
  • Matching Strategy to Company’s Situation
  • Diversification Strategy and Analysis
  • HR Dimension in Corporate Strategic Management
  • Change Management

Note: The modules listed above may be conducted in a different sequence.

Course Duration

Intensive Weekend Classes

  • 6 months; 180 training hours
  • Lessons are conducted on 2 Friday evenings (7pm – 10pm) and 2 weekends (full day; 9am – 5.30pm) per month/ module.

Assessment Methods

Candidates are assessed by individual assignment and/or group assignment with class presentation and written examination at the end of each module except for Strategic and Change Management module whereby assessment is based on group and individual assignments. Candidates must obtain a pass mark in both their individual assignment and/ or group assignment with class presentation and written examination to pass the module.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Capital Management will be awarded by SHRI Academy upon successful completion of the programme and graduates may use the title “PGDipHCM” after their names.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess either a Degree in any discipline or Diploma holder with at least 3 to 5 years working experience at management level in HR aspect.

Exemption of appropriate module(s) will be granted to SHRI’s Postgraduate / Graduate Diploma holders.

The final decision concerning admission to the programme rests with the Academic Board.

Programme Fees

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

Total Course Fees Payable

Fee Breakdown   Amount (S$)
Course Fee 5,153.36
Membership Entrance Fee 120.00
Membership Subscription Fee – 1 Year 50.00
Total Course Fees 5,323.36
Add 7% GST 372.64
Total Course Fees Payable 5,696.00

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.

1st Installment payment 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:

  • Completed application form
  • One recent passport-sized photograph
  • Photocopy of NRIC / Passport (Front and Back)
  • Certified true copies of academic certificates & transcript*
  • Requisite Payment**

*Applicants are required to bring along their original documents (for verification purposes) including copies of the educational qualifications and result transcripts.

**Requisite payment includes all fees quoted under Programme Fees.

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
Intensive Weekend Classes
81st 6 Jan 2017 30 Dec 2016
82nd 10 Mar 2017 3 Mar 2017
83rd 30 Jun 2017 16 Jun 2017
84th 8 Sep 2017 25 Aug 2017

Download application form here

For further information, please contact Ms. Lynn via phone (65) 6438 0012, fax (65) 6299 4864, or email