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HR Skills Framework Competency Standard Code:   HRS-BIN-4090-1.10.0
SkillsConnect Course Reference Code:    CRS-Q-0035544-HRS

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.


OUTLINE

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

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:  CLASSROOM

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


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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


AWARD OF CERTIFICATION

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.


PROFILE OF TRAINER



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).


INTAKES

11th Intake 10 & 11 December 2019
Tuesday & Wednesday

 

Duration:        2 days, 10am to 6pm (16 Hours) *Registration commences at 9:30am on the first day
Venue:            SHRI Academy, 10 Eunos Road 8, Singapore Post Centre #13-07, Singapore 408600


COURSE FEE

$642.00 (Inclusive of 7% GST)


FUNDING INFORMATION

  • SSG Funding

Skills Development Fund (SDF) & SkillsFuture Funding

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

Course reference code in SkillsConnect: CRS-Q-0035544-HRS

Course Support Period:  01 Jan 2019 to 29 Nov 2020

Subsidy Type
Normal Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Workfare Training Support (WTS)
Employer Sponsored Self-Sponsored
Singapore Citizens (SCs) aged ≤ 39 years/Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) Singapore Citizens (SCs) aged 21 years to 39 years/Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) aged ≥ 21 years Employer / Self-Sponsored Singapore Citizens (SCs) aged ≥ 40 years Singapore Citizens (SCs) aged ≥ 35 years & earning ≤ $2,000/month
Company-Sponsored**
Details

**Submit Training Grant Application via www.skillsconnect.gov.sg

Non SME SME Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
non WTS WTS non WTS WTS
Training Grant $240.00 $570.00 $ 540.00 $570.00 $540.00
Amount Payable after training grant(inclusive 7% GST) $402.00 $72.00 $102.00 $72.00 $102.00
Self-Sponsored^^
Details^^ Subsidy Type to be keyed in eRegistration form. Normal WTS Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
Training Grant $240.00 $570.00 $540.00
Amount Payable after training grant(inclusive 7% GST) $402.00 $72.00 $102.00


*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:

(Applying for SSG Training Grant)

**ONLY APPLICABLE TO SELF-SPONSORED TRAINEE WHO ARE APPLYING FOR SSG FUNDING SUPPORT.

**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.

a) NRIC (Front & Back)

b) Highest Education Qualification (Certificate)

c) Any authorised document by your company (on company’s letterhead) to state your current designation and Fixed Monthly Salary

 

**Optional for Trainee not applying for SSG Funding support

(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:

(Applying for SSG Training Grant)

  • Companies who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant application in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant Application (TG) number is to be submitted/ emailed to the Training Provider within 24 hours after submitting the eRegistration.
  • Payment for the course must be by company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please visit to : https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/
  • 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)

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

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ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION

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

Course fees are subject to the prevailing GST charge. All information is correct at the time of publication.

SHRI Academy reserves the right to amend any of the above information if necessary.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Lynn Koo | Tel: 64380012 | DID: 64223785 |

email lynn.koo@shri.org.sg or shriacademy@shri.org.sg