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 Certificate in Payroll Administration (CPA) programme is specially designed to cover the various methodologies, techniques, payroll administration systems, legal issues, statutory laws and latest trends.  It will provide participants with a good understanding of the statutory laws and legal issues relating to or affecting employment and payroll, as well as to cover the various payroll calculations, payroll administration systems, and latest trends.  This course will also include a short demo-session on the user-friendly architecture of a Payroll Software – so that participants can view and appreciate the functions of this software.

It is important that the employees performing payroll administration is able to process the company’s payroll accurately and timely, plus they must also able to manage questions from peers and management on employment related benefits and legislation requirements.

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.


On completion of the CPA programme, learners will earn 40 HR-related Training Hours/CPD Hours (excluding Examination) that can be applied towards Application for or Renewal of IHRP certification.

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.

Click here to register

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 creditSDF training grant and UTAP funding.(Sign up for NTUC Membership here to apply for 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

  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque, Bank Draft, Cashier’s Order (payable to SHRI Academy Pte Ltd)
  • Credit Card (subject to administrative charges)
  • Internet Banking
  • NETS
  • Telegraphic Transfer
  • PayNow
  • SHRI Academy’s bank details are as follow:
        Account Name: SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
        UEN Number: 200722689Z

        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]