Postgraduate Diploma in HR and Talent Management (Teach Out)

SHRI Academy’s PGDipTM programme will equip learners with processes and toolkits on how to connect organisational excellence to people management by systematically identifying, keeping, developing and promoting the organisation’s best people. Learning resources will include simple, efficient, easy-to-follow methods for assessing, planning and developing high-value people to meet your organisation’s current and future needs. It will help you combine your organisation’s diverse human resources activities into an integrated system.

The programme will benefit HR and non-HR practitioners including those with direct or related responsibilities for driving the talent 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.
  • Identify and develop highly qualified backups for key positions which are critical to organisational continuity.
  • Allocate resources to employees based on actual and/or potential contribution to organisational excellence.
  • Explain how to build all your HR disciplines on the “building blocks” of organisational competencies, performance appraisal and forecast of employee/manager potential.
  • Determine how to enhance employee performance through coaching, mentoring, constructive dialogue and feedback.
  • Describe powerful reward systems that support different talent management strategies.
  • Articulate how to create a talent management system to significantly improve your organisation’s return on its HR investment.

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 Resource 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 (36 Hours)
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 – Talent Management” The Key to Organisational Sustainability (30 Hours)
This intellectually-rewarding module is based on applied research and contemporary practices. It has a strong applications-based format depicting the Processes, Practices, Tools and Activities for corporate planners, Human Resource Managers and Talent Management Executives who need to serve as Internal Consultants or Change Catalysts, tasked to provide a talent solution that will unleash the maximum potential of human creativity and productivity to meet the new business challenges their organisations are facing.

  • The Basics of Talent Management
  • Talent Management Processes and Activities
  • External and Internal Drivers impacting on Talent Management
  • Talent Management and Organisational sustainability
  • Talent Alignment and Development
  • Measuring and Monitoring Talent Management Effectiveness
  • Rewarding and Recognising Talent
  • Trends and Leading Practices in Talent Management

Module 5 – Effective Implementation of Talent Management (30 Hours)
This module will help learners to design talent retention programmes and activities that boost employee engagement and performance as well as create and sustain business excellence in your organisation.

  • Overview of Talent Management Programmes
  • Assessing Strengths and Weaknesses in Retention Strategies
  • Employee Engagement and Retention
  • Training and Developing your Talent Pool
  • Manager’s Role in Developing Talent and Improving Retention
  • Coaching & Mentoring Talent for Results
  • Leadership Development and Succession Management
  • Evaluate New Talent Programme and Measure the Return on Investment

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

Course Duration

– 6 months; 168 training hours
– 5 modules
– Lessons are conducted on 2 Friday evenings (7.00pm – 10.00pm) and/or 2 weekends (full day; 9.00am – 5:30/6.00pm)

Assessment Methods
Candidates are assessed by assignments and written examinations at the end of each module except for Strategic & Change Management module whereby assessment is based on Group and Individual Assignments.

Postgraduate Diploma in HR and Talent Management will be awarded by SHRI Academy upon successful completion of the programme and graduates may use the title “PGDipTM” after their names.

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.


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.

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

All applications must be submitted with the following:

  • Completed application form download a copy now.
  • 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
39th 27 Feb 2015 13 Feb 2015
40th 27 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2015
41st 22 May 2015 15 May 2015
42nd 26 Jun 2015 19 Jun 2015
43rd 14 Aug 2015 06 Aug 2105
44th 18 Sep 2015 11 Sep 2015
45th 20 Nov 2015 13 Nov 2015
46th 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