Postgraduate Diploma in HR and Employment Relations (Teach Out)

SHRI Academy’s PGDipER programme will equip learners with knowledge on how to connect Employee Relations to people management by understanding the legislative guidelines and aligning the HR initiatives in sync with the guidelines and employee expectations. The programme will also focus on practical examples of employee relations, unions and conflict resolution processes.

The programme will benefit HR and non-HR practitioners including those with direct or related responsibilities for driving the employee relations agenda in their organisation.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates shall be able to:

  • Understand the potential of integrating your company’s infrastructure of HR assessment, planning, and development tools.
  • Explain how to align your company’s people with the current and future needs of the organisation by placing employees in positions that maximize their value.
  • Allocate resources to employees based on actual and/or potential contribution to organisational excellence
  • Describe powerful reward systems that support different talent management strategies.
  • Articulate how to create a reward system to significantly improve your organisation’s Performance

Course Duration

  • 6 months; 168 training hours
  • 5 modules
  • Lessons are conducted on Friday evening (7.00pm – 10.00pm) and/or weekend (full day; 9.00am – 5:30pm).

Modules Under the Programme

*The modules listed above maybe conducted in a different sequence.

Module 1 Human Resource Management – (Core Module) 36 Hours
Module 2 Human Resource Development – (Core Module) 36 Hours
Module 3 Strategic & Change Management – (Core Module) 36 Hours
Module 4 Manpower Legislation & Industrial Relations – (Specialisation Module) 36 Hours
Module 5 Practical Employee Relations – (Specialisation Module) 24 Hours

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 – 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 3 – 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

Module 4 – Manpower Legislation & Industrial Relations (36 hrs)
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 5 – Practical Employee Relations (24 hrs)

The module will cover key dimensions in the theoretical and practical aspects within the module sessions. Strategies to foster good employee relations and build a productive and innovative workforce will be covered. Some of the best practices in ER in Singapore will be shared. As a result of the aging work population compounded by the complexities of integrating foreign talent in Singapore, students will learn some of the relevant legislations and apply strategies and techniques on managing these challenges.

The course will also touch on the Employer value proposition in the context of employee relations and how it is a key to attracting and retaining talents.

  • Over-view of some of the management theories relating to human behaviour in the workplace
  • Facilitation tools at employee meetings to increase productivity
  • Implement various employee programmes to maintain morale and talent retention
  • Use influencing skills at the workplace
  • Use communication tools such as team briefing in cascading information to work teams
  • Know when and how to conduct progressive disciplinary action
  • Coach and counsel employees
  • Identify stages of employees transitions during organizational changes and suggest ways to help
  • Appreciate the importance of diversity management and avoid some of the pitfalls relating to Employee discrimination at the workplace

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 HR and Employment Relations will be awarded by SHRI Academy upon successful completion of the programme and graduates may use the title “PGDipER” after their names.


PGDipER graduates holding bachelors degree are encouraged to enroll for the Master of Science in Human Resources (Top Up) programme, jointly offered by Edinburgh Napier University (UK) and SHRI Academy, subject to validation of the programme and acceptance by the University.

Exemption Criteria

  • Exemptions will be granted to SHRI Postgraduate & Graduate Diploma graduates.
  • Approval for exemption is on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Academic Advisory Board.

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

Self-Sponsored Fees (S$)
Application Fee 100.00
Course Fee 5,040.00
Fee Protection Scheme 52.70
Membership Entrance Fee 120.00
1-Year Membership Subscription Fee 50.00
Materials Fee 60.00
Total Fees 5,422.70
7% GST 379.59
Fees payable for self-sponsored applicant 5,802.29

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.

1st Installment payment to be payable in full prior to the orientation/ course commencement date.

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Updated 0n 15-Apr-2015.


Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form download a copy
  • 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 (Int Weekend) Commencement Date Application Closing Date
21st 08 Jan 2016 30 Dec 2015

Download application form here

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