Certificate in

Payroll Administration

(2 Months Part-Time Programme)

Course Outline

Payroll administration is usually performed either by HR, payroll or accounts personnel. As organisations grow and industries become more competitive, people from other functional areas – fresh graduates as well as those in career transitions – should venture out and upgrade themselves to be proficient in this particular field of work.

SHRI Academy’s CPA programme is specially designed to cover the various methodologies, techniques, payroll administration systems, legal issues, statutory laws and latest trends.

There will be a lab session to allow students to have a grasp on the general appreciation of a computerized payroll system. Students will learn how the payroll function integrates with other Human Resource Information Systems (e.g. Leave Records, Time, Attendance, etc.). In addition, the lesson will also cover the introduction of general system features, basic fundamentals of selecting, setting up and processing in the payroll system.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals and support staff who wish to understand and implement payroll administration to meet legislative requirements and organisation compensation operational needs. It is also appropriate for finance professionals and support staff who are responsible for payroll operations.

Course Content


  • To provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the components of compensation & latest trends that affect payroll administration
  • To enhance participants’ competency in statutory laws
  • To enhance participants’ ability to evaluate & establish a computerised payroll system
  • To enhance participants’ ability to apply the correct techniques to handle day-to-day payroll administration issues

Module 1

  • Introduction to Compensation System
  • Salary Payments
  • Salary Deductions
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Issues Relating To Salary

Module 2

  • Employment Act
  • Central Provident Fund Act
  • Income Tax
  • Employment Regulations (Part-Time Employees)
  • Other Legislations

Module 3

  • Payroll Policy & Procedures
  • Pay Records
  • Understanding the Concept and Application of Payroll Software Systems

The modules listed above may be conducted in a different sequence. Module content / syllabus will be provided upon request.

Course Duration

2 months; 40 training hours; 14 sessions
Lessons are conducted two to three times a week from 7pm to 10pm

Admission Requirements

Funding Support

Course participants may apply for SkillsFuture credit, SDF training grant and UTAP funding.

SkillsFuture credit is applicable for self-sponsored students only.

SDF is applicable for company-sponsored students only.

For more information on the above funding support please contact
Ms Karen: +65 64380012
or [email protected]

Assessment Methods

Candidates are assessed by a group / individual assignment and a formal written examination.

Programme Fees

Total Course Fee Payable

Application Fee – S$107.00 inclusive of GST (non-refundable and non-transferable, payable upon application)

All fees to be payable in full before course commencement.

Progression wavier is applicable for students who sign for any other programmes within 12 months from date of graduation.

Submission Requirements

All applications must be submitted with the following:

  • Completed application form*
  • One recent passport-size photograph
  • Front & Back photocopies of NRIC/ Passport
  • Certified true copies of academic certificates & transcripts**
  • Application Fee

*Application forms are obtainable from SHRI Academy or click here to download
**Applicants are required to bring along their original documents (for verification purposes) including copies of education qualifications and result transcripts.

Payment Mode

  • NETs, Credit Card (subject to additional admin charges)
  • ATM Transfer
  • Cheque, Bank Draft, Money Order, Cashier’s Order Payable to: SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
  • Internet Banking and Telegraphic Transfer directly to:
    Account Name: SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
    Bank Name: DBS Bank Ltd
    Account No.: 003-906454-3 (Current Account)
    Branch Name: DBS MBFC Branch
    Bank Code: 7171
    Branch Code: 003
    Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Students should email and notify SHRI Academy immediately of any payment made by Bank Transfer, ATM Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

Next Intakes

Please indicate your choice of intake for registration purposes.

For further information, please contact
Ms. Karen Ee via phone (65) 64380012 or email [email protected]