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.

 

Programme Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to: 

  • Develop and implement recruitment and selection strategies

  • Develop a holistic talent management strategy

  • Apply learning and development concepts to facilitate adult learning and transfer of skills to the workplace

  • Integrate Rewards interventions with other HR solutions to enhance employee engagement for business impact

  • Select and adopt appropriate performance evaluation and management methods

  • Diagnose and develop an organisation’s capability to achieve goals 

Who Should Attend

HR practitioners or business executives to deepen their knowledge and skills in the HR discipline.

Participants' Profiles (Intake 1 to 9)


HR Participants Profiles

WSQ Accreditation

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.

Please download the brochure for the details.

Certification

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.


In order to be awarded with the HR Graduate Certifification, participants are required to complete all 6 modules within a maximum duration of 2 years.

Type of Course

Classroom

Category

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.

 

Formal Assessments
There will be a variety of assessments for each module which include, but not limited to presentation, written assignment, class exercise, case studies analysis, peer evaluation and individual written assessment.  Every module will definitely come with an individual written assessment at the end of class.

Fees and Funding

Full fee per module:
SGD1,712.00 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents
Fee per module payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding:
SGD513.60 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years & above
Fee per module payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (details):
SGD193.60 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities),
earning a monthly income of not more than SGD2,000 and self-funded 

Fee per module payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 25% Workfare Training Support Scheme (details):
SGD113.60 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents
Fee per module payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (details): 
SGD193.60 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

 

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.

 

 

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click here for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange.

 

 

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the programme are eligible to apply for absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.  For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

 

 

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

*SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million
  4. Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  5. Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

 

 

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to S$250 per annum). Please click here for more information on UTAP and application.

Prerequisites

  • Participants should possess a degree from a recognised university; and

  • They should have minimum 1 to 2 years working experience; and

  • A HR practitioner in a private or public sector organisation or a business executive with formal training (degree) in OB/HR.

Programme Registration

Registrants are required to submit the following documents via the registration system at the point of registration:

  1. NRIC (front & back) for Singapore Citizen / PR or Passport (identity page) for foreigners (scanned copy); and

  2. Degree certificate (scanned copy); and

  3. Updated Curriculum Vitae (indicating HR work experience);

  4. Any other supporting documents e.g. company's recommendation letter

Venue

Singapore Management University

Refreshments

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.

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies on registration / substitution / deferment / withdrawal / refund.

Graduation 2017

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.

Course Dates

INTAKE 10

Module 3: 5 – 6 Apr 2018  [Full]
Module 2: 3 – 4 May 2018  [Full]
Module 1: 7 – 8 Jun 2018  [Full]
Module 5: 5 – 6 Jul 2018  [Full]
Module 4: 13 – 14 Aug 2018  [Full]
Module 6: 10 – 11 Sep 2018  [Full]

 

INTAKE 11

Module 3: 4 – 5 Oct 2018 [Full]
Module 2: 19 – 20 Nov 2018 [Full]
Module 5: 3 – 4 Dec 2018 [Full]
Module 1: 10 – 11 Jan 2019 [Full]
Module 4: 18 – 19 Feb 2019 [Full]
Module 6: 21 – 22 Mar 2019 [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 cps@smu.edu.sg 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.

 

  1. NRIC for Singapore Citizen / PR or passport for foreigners (scanned copy)

  2. Degree certificate (scanned copy)

  3. Updated Curriculum Vitae (indicating HR work experience)