Postgraduate Diploma in HR and Training & Development (Teach Out)

SHRI Academy’s PGDipT&D programme will equip learners with the knowledge on how to connect organisational excellence to people development by systematically training and developing the organisation’s 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.

The programme will benefit HR and non-HR practitioners including those with direct or related responsibilities for driving the training and development 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 organisation’s people with the current and future needs of the organisation by training employees in positions that maximise their value.
  • Allocate training resources to employees based on actual and/or potential contribution to organisational excellence.
  • Describe efficient training and development systems that support different management strategies.

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
    – The basis and evolution of human resource management
    – The practices of human resource management
    – Managing the human resources functions
  • Human Resource Strategies, Policies and Procedures
    – Human resources strategies, policies and procedures
  • Job and Competency Analysis
    – The nature of job analysis, its objectives and uses
    – Who does job analysis?
    – The role of human resource management in job analysis
    – Sources of information
    – Methods of collecting and analyzing information
  • Performance Management
    – Main features of performance management
    – Performance management activities
    – Performance agreement or contract
    – The performance and developmental plan
    – Managing performance throughout the year
    – Performance review
    – Performance rating
  • Human Resource Planning
    – Aims of human resource planning
    – Achieving the aims
    – Employee resourcing strategy
    – Turning broad strategies into action plans
    – Demand forecasting
    – Supply forecasting
    – Forecasting human resource requirements
    – Productivity and cost
    – Action planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
    – Defining requirements
    – Attracting talents
    – Selecting talents
    – Selection test
    – References and offers
  • International HRM
    – Introduction to international HRM
    – Forms of international HRM
    – Differences between domestic and international HRM
    – HRM problems for multinational/global firm
    – Global staffing
    – Training and development

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
    – How do adults learn?
    – Theories of learning and instruction
    – Training implication of business challenges, strategies and goals
  • Approaches and Techniques to Training Needs Analysis
    – Purpose of training needs assessment/analysis
    – Training needs assessment process
    – Identifying training needs
    – Determining needs
  • Set Training Objectives and Design Training Programmes
    – Role of objective development in training
    – Process for developing objectives
    – The programme design process
    – Analyzing the training requirement
  • Planning and Resource Requirements
    – Why HRD resource allocation?
    – Planning programmes to address specific needs
    – Resource requirement
    – The components of basic training cost
  • Implementing and Monitoring Training Programme
    – Implementing & monitoring
  • Evaluation of Training Effectiveness
    – Purpose of evaluation
    – Four levels of evaluation
  • The People Developer Programme and Future Trends in HRD
    – Benefits of being a people developer
    – The components of people developer
    – People developer process
    – Application processes
    – People developer assistance programmes

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 five tasks of strategic management
    – Developing a strategic business vision and mission
    – Setting objectives
    – Crafting a strategy
    – Evaluating performance, reviewing, initiating corrective adjustments
    – Why strategic management is an ongoing process and characteristic of the process
    – Who performs the five tasks of strategic management?
    – The benefits of a “Strategic Approach” to management
  • The 3 strategy-making Tasks
    – Developing a strategic business vision and mission
    – Setting objectives
    – Crafting a strategy
  • Industry and Competitive Analysis
    – Methods of industry & competitive analysis
  • Company Situation Analysis
    – Discusses the techniques of evaluating a company’s resource capabilities
  • Strategy and Competitive Advantage
    – The five generic competitive strategies
  • Matching Strategy to Company’s Situation
    – Demonstrate task of matching strategy to the situation
    – The strategy-making challenges
  • Diversification Strategy and Analysis
  • HR dimension in corporate strategic management
  • Change management

Module 4 – Learning Design & Evaluation – 30 hours

  • Understand how people learn
  • Understand learning needs and translate them into learning objectives
  • Identify and recommend learning methodologies and align them to the stated learning objectives
  • Identify modes of measurements and transfer of learning methodologies
  • Evaluation of learning effectiveness

Module 5 – Train-the-Trainer:  Planning & Delivery – 30 hours

  • Roles and skills of a facilitator/presenter
  • Conduct audience analysis
  • Prepare lesson plan
  • Identify competency (behavioural) based measurements & checklist
  • Identify criteria for learning rooms and visual aids
  • Develop learning materials (workbook, handouts, etc.) and facilitator guides

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

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)

Assessment Methods

Candidates are assessed by assignments and written examinations at the end of each module except for Strategic & Change Management module and Train-the-Trainer:  Planning & Delivery modules whereby assessment is based on Group and Individual Assignments.

Postgraduate Diploma in HR and Training & Development will be awarded by SHRI Academy upon successful completion of the programme and graduates may use the title “PGDipT&D” after their names.


PGDipT&D graduates holding bachelors degree are encouraged to enroll for the Master of Science (International HRM) 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 one of the followings:
    - Degree in any discipline
    - Diploma holder with at least 3 years working experience at a management level
  • Those with other qualifications and working experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Exemptions of appropriate module(s) will be given to SHRI’s Postgraduate & Graduate Diploma holders.
  • Exemption(s) may be considered for diploma & above graduates in the same/related discipline of field/study from local polytechnics or other Institutions.
  • The final decision concerning admission and exemptions 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 Commencement Date Application Closing Date
23rd Intake 09 Jan 2015 02 Jan 2015
24th Intake 27 Feb 2015 21 Feb 2015
25th Intake 24 Apr 2015 17 Apr 2015
26th Intake 26 Jun 2015 19 Jun 2015
27th Intake 14 Aug 2015 06 Aug 2015
28th Intake 18 Sep 2015 11 Sep 2015
29th Intake 16 Oct 2015 09 Oct 2015
30th Intake 20 Nov 2015 13 Nov 2015
31st Intake 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