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(Micro-Credential) Applied Human Resource (HR) Automation (Classroom and Synchronous e-learning)

Topic:Business Management, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    04 Mar 2024 to 21 Mar 2024
  • Registration Period:

    26 Jan 2024 to 19 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    08:00 AM to 08:00 AM,
    Classroom (2 Days) ; Sync Online ( 3-Days ); Project/Assessment (1-Day)
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:


This micro-credential in Applied Human Resource Automation is tailored for Human Resource (HR) professionals who are keen to enhance their skill set and remain competitive in an ever-evolving industry. Whether you are a HR manager aiming to streamline processes, a recruiter looking to optimise candidate selection, or HR executive seeking to upskill, this program will equip you with the expertise needed to navigate the intersection of HR and automation.

This micro-credential is a collaborative offering by Singapore Polytechnic, School of Business in partnership with the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP). This cutting-edge program empowers HR professionals with the skills and knowledge to leverage automation technologies in the field of Human Resources, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and strategic decision-making. By completing this micro-credential, participants also have the exclusive opportunity to apply for an IHRP Skills Badge, further validating their competency and professional growth.

This micro-credential course is a 5-week part-time course with lessons to be conducted in a blended learning mode, including face-to-face lessons, synchronised online lessons and face-to-face assessments.

Course Objective

​​This course aims to equip participants with the skills to easily create useful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) scripts to automate human resource processes, without much coding or programming knowledge. They will be able to achieve this through using an RPA software.​ 

Course Outline

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and how it can help to automate HR processes.
  • Identify HR processes that will be improved by the application of new and emerging technologies and approaches such as RPA.
  • Develop RPA solutions for common HR processes such as:
  • Generate performance appraisal letters,
  • Generate forms for approval,
  • Generate WhatsApp and email reminders.
  • Analyse potential opportunities for RPA to be adopted within the organisation.
  • Implement HR decisions and activities using RPA, taking into consideration the impact on business strategies.
  • Develop RPA scripts using participant’s selected HR processes to streamline routine HR tasks.

Topics to be covered

  1. Introduction to RPA
  2. Installation and Introduction to RPA software
  3. Automate basic data entry
  4. Automate performance appraisal letters 
  5. Automate forms for approval and reminders
  6. Automate Excel and Email processes
  7. Identifying and automating suitable HR processes
  8. Troubleshooting and RPA resources

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have at least 1 year of working experience in the area of human resources.

Certification / Accreditation

  • Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
    A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate
  • Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
    A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Human Resource (HR) Associates / Executives / HR Managers / Heads

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1 $1,035.00 $31.05 $146.05
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $805.00 $31.05 $376.05
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $805.00 $31.05 $376.05
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2 $1,035.00 $31.05 $146.05
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $103.50 $1,253.50

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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