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IHRP Course

Employment Legislation & Industrial Relations

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2 Days

16 training hours


25 Jan 2024

58th Intake (25 & 26 January 2024)


18 Hours

HR-related training hours



up to 70% Funding

Inclusive of 9% GST

The national HR certification framework identifies Labour Policies & Legislation as one of the Foundational competencies of future-ready HR professionals.

This is incorporated as part of the IHRP Certification. Purpose of short course is to align learners with Labour Policies & Legislation competency covered in IHRP Certification. It targets to enhance your knowledge, capability & strengthen HR profession practice in Singapore, by managing & harnessing the talent & industry of employees have become the cornerstone to achieving an organisation’s business goals. This journey embarks with in depth understanding of the rights & obligations of employer & employees under Singapore’s legal framework & its practical aspects. It aligns participants with Labour Policies & Legislation competency covered in IHRP Certification.

Please visit IHRP website: for more details on Short Course – “Employment Legislation & Industrial Relations” has been accredited by IHRP.


Managing and harnessing the talent and industry of employees have become the cornerstone to achieving an organisation’s business goals. This starts with understanding the rights and obligations of the organisation as well as the employees under Singapore’s legal framework. Whether it be dealing with individual contracts or as a group through the representation of trade unions, it is pivotal that managers, front line supervisors and HR professionals have a working knowledge of employment laws and guidelines governing the employer-employee relationship.

This 2-day course will equip participants with a comprehensive understanding and application of key features of Singapore’s labour legislation enabling them to deal effectively with issues including coverage of the Employment Act, contributions to the Central Provident Fund, employment of foreign manpower, post retirement re-employment. Participants will also learn to apply

After the delivery of this module, participants should be able to:

Interpret and apply the requirements of the Employment Act (EA).

Understand employer’s and employee’s rights and obligations under the EA.

Apply legislation appropriate in an employer-union relationship.
Interpret and apply the requirements of:
– Employment Act
– Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
– Fair Consideration Framework
– Retirement & Re-employment Act
– Industrial Relations Act
– Central Provident Fund Act
– Workplace Safety and Health Act
– Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Act

Interpret and apply TAFEP fair employment guidelines.

Who Should Attend?

HR professionals seeking to advance their foundational competence in labour legislation and new entrants to the HR function.







9am to 6pm (inclusive of 1 hour lunch break) *Registration commences at 8:30am on the first day

Focal Topics

Employment Act

  • Coverage
  • Payment of salary
  • Part 4: Hours of work & overtime, rest days & annual leave
  • Other leave entitlements
  • Others (mandatory retrenchment notifications, key employment terms & itemised payslips – transfer of employment – treatment of specific groups e.g. term-contract workers, children & young persons)

Industrial Relations Act

  • Disputes resolution framework
  • Trade unions recognition framework
  • Code of Industrial Relations (IR) Practice
  • Other areas (representation for ordinary members & limited representation for executive employees)

Employment of Foreign Manpower Act

  • Types of work passes
  • Levies and Quotas
  • Prohibition of employment of foreign employees without work passes
  • Presumption of employment
  • Prohibition of foreigner without work pass entering or remaining at work place
  • Extent of validity of work pass
  • Custody of work pass
  • General offences
  • Restrictions on receipt etc. of moneys
  • Proscribed manpower-related practices
  • General prescribed infringements
  • Liability for certain costs
  • Conditions of IPA for EP

Central Provident Fund Act

  • Registration as an employer
  • Responsibilities of an employer
  • Hiring a new employee
  • Paying CPF contributions
  • Compliance matters
  • Common mistakes by employers
  • Other related funds e.g. Self-Help Group Funds, Skills Development Levy

Fair Consideration Framework

  • Key focus areas for employers
  • Common areas of infringement
  • Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) objectives & guidelines

Workplace Safety and Health Act

  • Principles of the OSH framework
  • Targets
  • Stakeholders
  • WSH (Risk Management) Regulations
  • Offences and penalties

Retirement & Re-employment Act

  • Steps to re-employ an eligible older worker
  • Adjustments to the re-employment contract
  • Preparation for re-employment

Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Act

  • Coverage
  • WIC insurance
  • Compensation by employer
  • Compensation Quantum
  • Timeline for payment
  • Incidents reporting requirements

Award of Certificate

Participants must achieve at least 75% attendance and must have passed the competency assessments to attain the Statement of Attainment.

The purpose of the short assessment is to help participants know their SWOT and does not guarantee the success/failure in the actual IHRP Certification Assessment.

Please note that the above Short Course – “Employment Legislation & Industrial Relations” has been accredited by IHRP.

Next Intakes

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18 Jan 2024

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25 & 26 April 2024
62nd Intake
30 & 31 May
63rd Intake
27 & 28 June 2024
64th Intake
25 & 26 July
65th Intake
29 & 30 August 2024
66th Intake
26 & 27 September 2024
67th Intake
24 & 25 October 2024
68th Intake
28 & 29 November 2024
69th Intake
19 & 20 December 2024
Course Delivery

To anchor the learning and winning behaviour, this short course incorporates:

-Applicable industry best practices
-Case studies and videos
-Sharing of experiences
-Interactive delivery of learning materials
-Practical exercises


Mode of Delivery will be via Synchronous e-learning during this pandemic situation until further notice from SSG.

Certified By

All course registrations are subject to our Terms and Conditions, please click here to view.

Our Trainer
Noel Khng

Noel Khng

Noel Khng has more than 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field.

For 18 of the 20 years he worked for the Shell Group of Companies where he had taken on roles as a generalist as HR Manager for its Chemicals plant, as well as specialist roles in Recruitment, Staff Administration, Employee and Industrial Relations, HR Information Systems and Learning and Development.

Currently, Noel is an associate lecturer and consultant with a number of reputable institutions specialising in HR related programmes.

He has also successfully developed numerous Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) HR related courses for the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).

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HR Skills Framework Competency Standard Code: HRS-BIN-4090-1.10.0
TPGateway Course Reference Code: TGS-2020001363

Funding Available

SSG Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit, SFEC Support & UTAP Funding (effective up to March 2025 for self-sponsored NTUC members).

For Training Grant application, please use the following reference code.

TPGateway Course Reference Number: TGS-2020001363

Course Support Period: 04 Dec 2020 to 03 Dec 2024

Funding Criteria

Trainee must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the assessment with a pass or competent result.

Trainee needs to key in the details as mentioned in the eRegistration Form and email the Mandatory Document(s) to the Training Provider.

SkillsFuture Credit

For self-sponsored Singapore Citizen age 25 years and above

Self-sponsored applicant can use the SkillsFuture credit to offset the course fees by applying through

Trainee can check their credit balance and transactions via

Application for SkillsFuture Credit

Upon receipt of email confirmation, trainee will need to log in to SkillsFuture Credit portal to apply for the SkillsFuture Credit and upload the email confirmation & Tax Invoice.

Take a screen shot of the approval with the amount applied for and the word ‘approved’, scan and email it to Training Provider before commencement of the course and upon making fee payment.

Training Provider will collect the NETT Fee (i.e. less the SkillsFuture Credit amount) from trainee.

The receipt that will be issued to trainee will indicate an outstanding amount (i.e. the SkillsFuture Credit amount) which Training Provider will claim from SkillsFuture Credit after the successful completion of the short course.

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) Support

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) Support is available for Eligible Employers” Click here for more information.

The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) encourages employers to invest in enterprise transformation and capabilities of their employees. Eligible employers will receive a one-off S$10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses on qualifying costs for supportable initiatives, over and above the support levels of existing schemes.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for the 2-day Short Course – effective up to March 2025 for self-sponsored NTUC members.

*UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. Trainee must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. Trainee must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed assessment. Other terms and conditions apply.

Sign up for NTUC Membership here to apply for UTAP funding.
For more information, please click here.

SSG Subsidy Eligibility

Employer SponsoredSelf-sponsoredMid career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
Singapore Citizens aged ≤ 39 years/ Singapore PRsSingapore Citizens aged 21 to 39 years/Singapore PRs aged 21 years and aboveCompany-sponsored / Self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

SSG Company-Sponsored (effective 1 January 2022)

Non SMESMEMid career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
Training Grant
Training Grant
Training Grant
Amount Payable after GST (9%)
Amount Payable after GST (9%)
Amount Payable after GST (9%)

Additional information
Company upon submission of the eRegistration, will need to submit/ email the Mandatory Document(s) of the Trainee to Training Provider upon receipt of Confirmation email. (otherwise Registration will not be completed)

NRIC (Front & Back) – This is to ensure that the Certificate issued is with the correct Name as per NRIC.

SSG Self-Sponsored (Effective 1 January 2022)

NormalMid career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
Training Grant
Training Grant
Amount Payable after GST (9%)
Amount Payable after GST (9%)

Additional information

Subsidy type to be keyed in at eRegistration form.

**Mandatory Documents to be submitted/emailed to Training Provider upon receipt of Confirmation email. (otherwise Registration will not be completed.). This is to facilitate Training Provider to apply for SSG Funding on your behalf.

NRIC (Front & Back) – This is to ensure that the Certificate issued is with the correct Name as per NRIC.


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