HR Graduate Certification
A practice oriented programme for HR practitioners and executives to deepen their knowledge and skills in the discipline
As Asia becomes the economic powerhouse of the world, and globalisation brings enterprises to this continent to capitalise on its growth, it is imminent that corporations not only compete on business grounds but also, for talented employees. Changing nature of work preferences, increasing expectation of the workforce, as well as changes to national policies on the labour market have posed greater challenges to HR professionals. More organisations are feeling the growing importance to establish and maintain an effective and affordable strategy for attracting, engaging and retaining employees.
This HR Graduate Certification is a modular programme that is practice oriented and focused for HR practitioners or business executives to deepen their knowledge and skills in the discipline so as to develop a viable HR strategy for the present time.
HR fields covered include:
Module 1: Talent Acquisition
Module 2: Learning & Development
Module 3: Talent Management & Succession Planning
Module 4: Rewards (Compensation & Benefits)
Module 5: Performance Evaluation & Management
Module 6: Strategic HR
Please download the brochure for the module details and facilitators' profiles.
Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:
Who Should Attend
HR practitioners or business executives to deepen their knowledge and skills in the HR discipline.
Participants' Profiles (Intake 1 to 9)
This programme is accredited under the Human Resource WSQ Framework. Statements of Attainment (SOAs) are awarded upon passing of the assessment and successful completion of each module. Participants who are either Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents will also benefit from the SkillsFuture Funding.
For each module, participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to complete the assessments. Only upon passing of the assessments and successful completion of each module, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion incorporating the relevant WSQ Statements of Attainment (SOAs).
Participants who failed the assessment will be given a chance for re-assessment at a re-assessment fee of S$481.50 (incl. 7% GST). Each participant is allowed up to 2 re-assessments per module. The first re-assessment has to be taken within 2 weeks after the notification of result. The first re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy and conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Type of Course
HR Management and Strategy
Instructional Methods and Learning Activities
Participation is a central part of the learning process for all participants. When you contribute, you help others learn. Your participation mark reflects your contribution to your classmates’ learning. This includes attendance, being prepared with regards to the reading assignments, participation in all the learning activities and class discussions. All participants will be expected to evaluate their classmates and contribute to the class participation assessment at the end of the module via way of peer assessment.
Aside from the seminar styled teaching method used in class, there will also be extensive use of experiential learning methods to put into practice the theories that have been learned. Normally, such learning activities will be done in groups. Every time that you are required to do work in a group, you will be randomly assigned so that opportunities will be created for you to know your fellow classmates for the purposes of networking plus observing their participation and contribution in class.
Fees and Funding
Full fee per module:
For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents
For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years & above
For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities),
For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents
The above mentioned fees and funding are applicable to intakes 10 and 11.
Fees include tuition, course materials, instructor's fee, 2 tea break refreshments per day (excl. lunch) during the module and 1 assessment per person for each module.
Re-assessment fee at SGD481.50 (incl. 7% GST) per attempt, up to a maximum of 2 re-assessments per person for each module. Please note that re-assessment fee is not supported by the SSG Funding.
The first re-assessment has to be taken within 2 weeks after the notification of result. The first re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy and conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
*SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
Registrants are required to submit the following documents via the registration system at the point of registration:
Singapore Management University
Refreshments will be provided for the 2 tea breaks each day during the programme. Lunch is not provided. Refreshments provided are “no pork no lard”. If you have special dietary requirements, please inform us accordingly.
Please click here for the programme policies on registration / substitution / deferment / withdrawal / refund.
SMU Academy celebrated the graduation of 80 participants of the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) accredited HR Graduate Certification (HR) and Executive Certificate in Leadership & People Management (LPM) programmes on 26 October 2017. The graduands received their graduation certificates from Dr Lim Lai Cheng, Executive Director, SMU Academy and celebrated the special occasion with fellow graduands, faculty members and guests. Please click here to read more.
Module 3: 5 – 6 Apr 2018 [Full]
Module 3: 4 – 5 Oct 2018 [Full]
Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm daily
Waiting List: From time to time, seats in current or upcoming intakes may be opened up. Please email email@example.com your (i) full name, (ii) job designation, (iii) company name, (iv) contact no. and (v) intake (all modules) / selected module(s) & class dates, as well as all the following documents, to be registered on our waiting list.