Employment Legislation
Industrial Relations

(Synchronous e-learning)

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

Course Objective

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: http://ihrp.sg/ 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

Learning Outcome

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


31st Intake
26 & 27 October 2021
Tuesday & Wednesday


2 days; 16 Hours
9am to 6pm (inclusive of 1 hour lunch break)
*Registration commences at 8:30am on the first day


On completion of this course, trainees will earn 18 HR-related Training Hours/ CPD Hours that can be applied towards Application for or Renewal of IHRP certification.

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Course Fee

S$642.00 (inclusive of GST)


Course participants may apply for SkillsFuture credit, SSG training grant, SFEC support and UTAP funding. (Sign up for NTUC Membership here to apply for UTAP funding.)

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)

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

Fair Consideration Framework

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

Retirement & Re-employment Act

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

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)

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

Workplace Safety and Health Act

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

Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Act

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

Course Delivery

Who Should Attend

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
  • HR professionals seeking to advance their foundational competence in labour legislation
  • New entrants to the HR function

Award of Certification

Profile of Trainer

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

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

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).

Funding Information

SSG Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit, SFEC Support & UTAP Funding.

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 2022

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Course fee after SSG training grant may vary and is subjected to SSG approval.

*Grant amount indicated here does not include absentee payroll (AP) funding as this is dependent on the trainee’s hourly basic salary (other than for trainees supported by surrogate Employers, where AP is computed on flat rate independent of salary).

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.

For Self-sponsored

**Mandatory Documents to be submitted/emailed to Training Provider within 24 hours upon submission of Registration. (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.

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 http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Trainee can check their credit balance and transactions via http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

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.

For Company Registration

  • Company upon submission of the eRegistration, will need to submit/ email the Mandatory Document(s) of the Trainee to Training Provider within 24 hours upon submission of Registration. (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.

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.

*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.

Online Course Registration

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

For further information, please contact:

Tel: 64380012 or email: [email protected]


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